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Because everyone uses the Internet in a different way, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all browser. The feature set one person needs might be too little or too much for another person. Extensions for browsers like Firefox and Chrome go a long way toward solving this problem, but installing and managing extensions is a pain, and can be an overly complicated solution to often-simple problems.
That’s where bookmarklets come in.
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Play any song, any time
With the Grooveselect bookmarklet, if you know the name of a song, you can listen to it. Harnessing the power of Grooveshark, the too-good-to-be-true, no-seriously-how-haven't-these-guys-been-sued-into-oblivion-yet music discovery service, Grooveselect will look up and play any song that you've highlighted in the browser. Better yet, it plays in the background, so it doesn't interrupt your regularly scheduled browsing. To stop playback, just make sure nothing is selected and click the bookmarklet again.
Keep URLs short
If you’re in the habit of sharing a lot of links (Twitter users, bloggers, we’re looking at you), you know that URL shorteners like Bit.ly can be a huge help in keeping your character-count down and your article uncluttered. Unfortunately, it can be a pain to manually enter each link in the Bit.ly homepage. The Bit.ly bookmarklet solves this very problem. When you click it, a sidebar appears on the site you’re currently viewing, which shows you the shortened URL for that site, as well as a selection of relevant tweets.
Reformat the web
One of the most well-known bookmarklets, Readability allows you to reformat any article to your own viewing standards. Do you like your articles to look like a newspaper with small margins? Readability can handle that. Do you like large, white text on a black background? Readability's got that covered, too. Your wish is Readability’s command.
Find like-minded folk
People who don't understand Twitter think it's all about sharing what you had for lunch, or other miscellaneous trivia. The truth is, it's about having conversations about the things that interest you, and Sweetter helps you find people on the web who are talking about the things you care about. If you like a certain website, or a certain blogger, just go to that content, click the Sweetter bookmarklet, and you'll see the 10 most recent tweets about the site.