Sunday, March 11, 2012

50 Most Useful Bookmarklets

A Bookmarklet or Favelet is a snippet of JavaScript program that you can place as bookmark in your web browser and when clicked, performs a specific function, depending on what it is coded for.

Bookmarklets are efficient, are extremely easy to install and are browser independent. Moreover, they are cross browser compatible. For example, a bookmarklet written for Firefox is very likely to work with Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.

In this article, we’ll show you 50 most useful bookmarklets to get all sorts of things done as you surf the web.

How to Install Bookmarklets :

The following link will help you understand how to install a Bookmarklet in your browser's "bookmarks toolbar" – just drag and drop the links to your Bookmark Toolbar region, thats all.

Step by Step Instructions to Install a Bookmarklet

The above instructions are for the "Save Page to PDF" bookmarklet but the method is the same for other bookmarklets as well.

Note : Before installing a Bookmarklet, make sure your browser's bookmarks toolbar is visible.

To remove a Bookmarklet, simply right click on it and hit delete.

50 Most Useful Bookmarklets :

50. Capture Screenshot -  Capture screenshot of a web page directly in the web browser that you can directly upload to Flickr, Blogger, Evernote and other online services.

49. Edit Website - Allows you to edit a webpage. Note that original display will be restored upon refresh

48. URL Scanner - Scan a URL and show general information including website technologies, webpage components, file security etc.

47. To English - Automatically detect the source language of that page and translate the full page (or specific words) into English using Google Translate

46. Better Readability - This bookmarklet cleans up the page, leaving you with nothing but clean content for better readability.

45. Remove Bloat - Remove all occurrences of Flash, Java,and other third-party iframes from the current page.

44. Page Freshness - Tells you when the webpage was last updated

43. Display Images - Displays all the images on the page in a centered column.

42. Show Password - Shows the actual characters of an auto-fill password that are otherwise hidden behind asterisks in the password field. Only works if the password associated with that site is saved in the browser.

41. Gmail This - Quickly paste a link in Gmail

40. Alexa Ranking - Shows you the Alexa Ranking of the site

39. Delicious - Shows you who and how many people bookmarked the site in delicious

38. Google Trends - This bookmarklet will help you quickly determine the relative popularity (web traffic) of any web site using the Google Trends for websites service

37. Aardvark - Once clicked, click any element of a web page (paragraph, image, table etc.) to determine it’s HTML source, image dimensions and other properties

36. Show Cookies - Check out all the cookies a site has set for you with this bookmarklet.

35. Facebook Share - Share link on Facebook.

34. Share on Google Plus - Share link on Google Plus

33. Google +1 - +1 the current page\website

32. Tumbler - Share images on Tumbler

31. Share on Twitter - Share link on Twitter

30. Urban Dictionary lookup - This bookmarklet will look up the selected text on a web page in the Urban Dictionary, the collaboratively-edited slang dictionary

29. Acronym lookup

28. Like Everything on Facebook - Automatically "like" ALL the posts and comments on the page you’re on

27. Duplicate Tab - Opens the current site in a new tab

26. Linkify - Make all plain-text URL’s into hyperlinks.

25. Highlight Search Term -Prompts for a search term that you would like to highlight on the current page

24. Subscribe with Google Reader - One click bookmarklet to subscribe with Google Reader

23. Scroll by Dragging - Executing this bookmarklet will turn the cursor into a scroller and executing it again will return it back to normal.

22. Color Code Links- Makes all internal links on a site red, external links blue, and links pointing to the current page (internal bookmarks) orange.

21. Hide All Images - Hide all images from the current page

20. Google News Search - Performs Google News Search

19.Google Image Search - Performs a Google Image Search

18. PageZipper - PageZipper automatically merges all the "Next" pages into one. Check this link for details

17. Google Cache -View the Google cache for the current web page

16. Extract Link in a New Page - Extracts all the links present in the page in a new page

15. Long URL Please - Sometimes you want to see what’s behind that shortened URL before clicking. This bookmarklet will decode any shortened link for you

14. Rollyo RollBar - Allows you to search easily within a site, even when there is no search box to be found

13. Wikipedia Lookup : This bookmarklet will perform a Wikipedia search of the selected text

12 Stumble Upon? - Check if a site/page has been Stumble Uponed

11. Tiny Read - Reformats the current web page into a more readable and easy on eyes format

10. SoundCloud Download - Navigate to a Soundcloud page of a song and click on the bookmarklet : a red download link will appear. Click on the link, and the song will download.

9. Discard Cookies - Removes cookies set by the site, including cookies with paths and domains

8. Save Page to PDF - Lets you convert any webpage to pdf file for free.

7. Show RSS Feed - Shows the full content of the RSS feed associated with the website. It even provide you with options to subscribe in your favorite newsreader.

6. BugMeNot -Whenever you're at a page that require registration to continue, just click this bookmark and it will pop-up a window with user-submitted username and password for the site that you're currently looking at.

5. Dictionary Lookup - Quickly and Easily find the dictionary meaning of the selected text.

4. Downforeveryoneorjustme - Check if a website is down for everyone or just you

3. PrintWhatYouLike – Format web pages for printing.

2. Download TouTube Video - Save a YouTube video as an MP3 file, iPod file, FLV file, MP4 file, AVI file, and more. This bookmarklet also supports Google Video,,,,,,,, and many other video sites.

1. URL Shortener - This bookmarklet lets you create short URLs for any site using service

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Redirect Back Blogger Blogs from .in and to .com Domain

If you access any of the Blogger hosted blogs from India, Australia or from a host of other countries, Google will automatically redirect you to the corresponding country specific domain.

For instance, if a blog’s address is and you try opening that page from an IP address in India, you will be automatically redirected to A similar redirection will occur for individual article pages as well.

How to Prevent Blogger Blogs from Redirecting to Country Specific Domain : 

I have come up with a javascript code that will always serve the .com address to your visitors irrespective of their geographic location

Here’s how you do it.

1. Go to Template > Edit HTML (For old interface : Go to Design > Edit HTML)

2. Search for <head>

3. Paste the following code just below the the <head> tag :

if ((window.location.href.toString().indexOf('.com/'))=='-1')
window.location.href = window.location.href.toString().replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','').replace('','');

4. Save your template.

Thats it! Now your blog is  free from country specific redirection :)

Download Mari0, a Super Mario Bros. and Portal Mashup for FREE

Ever wondered what would happen if Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. had Valve's Portal gun? An entertaining and pretty innovative mashup that’s what! Fortunately, that’s just what the folks over at Stabyourself have done with Mari0.
Mari0 is an open-source platformer that takes the Super Mario Bros. and arms them with portal guns. So now, instead of running and throwing fireballs at enemies, players can take a more puzzle-like approach. Equipped with the portal gun, Mario can now deftly move enemies out of the way or hurl himself over large distances with an exquisitely aimed jump.

In addition to all the platformer/puzzle fun, Mari0 supports up to 4 players online multiplayer, comes with a built-in level editor to create your own map packs, 33 different hats and a host of other extras.

You can download Mari0 from the following link :

Download Latest Version of Mari0

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Microsoft Flight" Game Now Available for FREE

The latest installment in Microsoft’ popular Flight Simulator series, "Microsoft Flight", is now completely free to download and play. The latest incarnation of Microsoft Flight is packed with new features including new gameplay elements, new mission types, state-of-the-art aircrafts, and gorgeous locations.

The new game takes place in beautiful Hawaii. You can choose from a variety of aircraft, from historical planes to cutting edge personal aircrafts. Players will also have access to the amphibious monoplane ICON A5. The ICON A5 can be flown with an exterior or cockpit view.  

You can download Microsoft Flight from the following link:

Download Microsoft Flight [Direct Download Link] 

The free model of the title will only be limited to certain offerings. If gamers wish to explore new territories and access fresh aircrafts, they are required to purchase these contents separately.

Minimum hardware requirements:
  • CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0(DX 9.0c compliant)
  • HD: 10 GB Hard Drive space
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or newer
  • RAM: 2.0GB

Recommended hardware requirements:
  • CPU: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
  • GPU: 1024 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670 or 1024 MB NVidia GeForce 9800 GT or equivalent
  • HD: 30 GB Hard Drive space
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • RAM: 6.0GB

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Download Windows Server 8 Beta

In addition to the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, Microsoft has also released a public beta build of "Windows Server 8" a few hours ago.

The official Windows Server 8 web page offers more information about what users can expect from this beta release. There's a lot of emphasis on multitenant virtualization, simplified multi-server architecture, cloud computing, and cross-platform access in this newest release of Windows Server.

According to Microsoft, "Windows Server 8" offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure.

Minimum System Requirements:
  • 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 32 GB Available Disk Space
  • DVD drive
  • Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor

Note: 32 GB should be considered an absolute minimum value for successful installation.

You can download it using any of following links:

   Download Windows Server 8  Beta (TechNet)

   Download Windows Server 8  Beta (TechNet)

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Download Windows 8 Beta (Consumer Preview)

Microsoft has released Windows 8 Consumer Preview build to public which can be downloaded using the following link:

Download Windows 8 Beta (Consumer Preview) NOW

Simply download and run the "Windows8-ConsumerPreview-setup.exe" from the page above, and it will decide which version of Windows 8 is right for your system. It'll inform you which of your programs are compatible with Windows 8, grab you a product key, and automatically download tools that you may need to create an ISO or bootable flash drive.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is the beta version of Windows 8. The download include pre-release software that may or may not appear in the final version of Windows 8.

Following are the official system requirements for Windows 8 Consumer Preview build released by Microsoft:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) 
  • HDD: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver 
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch 
  • To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater 
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

You can upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Windows 8 Developer Preview, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, programs, and settings.

You can have Windows 8 on your computer in three ways – you can install Windows 8 side-by-side, as a virtual machine (so that it runs inside your existing Windows just like any other software) or Windows 8 can be your main OS (there’s no going back then).

Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with an expiry date and it'll expire on January 15th, 2013

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