Create Mobile Chrome Bookmarklets For Easy Page Sharing

Google Chrome is one of our favourite browsers on Android and iOS, but it doesn't support extensions or let you easily add bookmarklets. This means you can't do handy things such as send articles to a read-it-later service directly from the mobile browser. However, it's not impossible, and tech blog Digital Inspiration shows how.

First things first, you need to get the bookmarklets you want installed in Chrome on your desktop (to get you started, here are a few we like: Evernote, Readability, Instapaper, Pocket, Kindle). Now, make sure your mobile version of Chrome syncs with your desktop version (Settings > Email > Service > Sync).

Now, in mobile Chrome, start typing the name of the bookmarklet in the omnibar and it should appear. Select it, and it will send that web page to the service you choose. For example, type "Send to Evernote" in the omnibar, and your bookmarklet (the page address starts with 'javascript') appears. Select that, and the web page you're on is sent over.

If you're a frequent user of mobile Chrome and a read it later service, it's incredibly helpful to set up a few bookmarklets. Head over to Digital Inspiration for a few more creative uses of bookmarklets on mobile.

How to Use Bookmarklets in Chrome for Mobile [Digital Inspiration]


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    If you use pocket, you can just 'share' a page into pocket.

    Thanks for that tazza!

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