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RSS R Us
There are two bookmarklets available from Google for subscribing to RSS feeds using its Reader web service. The first simply allows you to automatically view the first RSS feed on any page in Google Reader, which any RSS-user knows is one of the best. The second bookmarklet displays a box that shows you a list of all RSS feeds on a page, for sites like our own with more than one feed. Clicking on any of the feeds opens them in Google Reader, like the first bookmarklet.
Keep track of the stuff you want
Amazon, one of the easiest ways to shop online, just got even easier. This simple bookmarklet lets you highlight any product on any site and add it to your Amazon.com wish list, without leaving the page. Use it for wedding registries, birthdays, holidays, or your own personal shopping. It works on pretty much any site, though you’ll get better results with already-established e-commerce sites.
Convert and save your feeds
RSS to PDF Newspaper is a handy bookmarklet by fivefilters that converts any RSS feed you're viewing to a newspaper style PDF file. The bookmarklet instantly converts your feed of choice in your browser, where you can save it for later viewing. You can drag the link into your bookmarks bar, or get creative and visit fivefilters.org to customize your 'marklet. The site lets you change the header for your PDFs, add images, and change the order of your stories.
Put lazy people in their place
How frustrated do you get when your friend IMs you to ask a question that could have just as easily been answered with a quick Google search. Pretty frustrated, right? Now you can use a convenient bookmarklet to express that frustration by creating an animation that shows just how easy it is to find the answer to questions using Google. Just highlight a word, click your bookmarklet, and message your friend right back with the resulting link. It's a little snarky, but that's why we like it.
It doesn't get any cuter than this
There are a lot of frivolous bookmarklets out there. We’ve resisted the temptation to include them in the list—up until now. The one that finally broke our resolve is Kittenify, which lets you transform all of the images on a page into cute little kittens, doing cute little kitten things. Now who doesn't want a bookmarklet like that? We only wish it worked on ads, too, but for now all the banners on MaximumPC.com will suffice. Convert our site to kittens, stat!
Some videos need to be saved
PwnYouTube is a bookmarklet that lets you save YouTube videos as either high-quality .mp4 files, or as standard Flash video. Just click the bookmarklet and you'll see a yellow bar at the top of your browser screen. Right-click on either of the suggested formats, select Save As, and you'll have that hi-larious video of a surfing alpaca saved on your hard drive for all eternity!