Quicksave for later Bookmarklet

This bookmarklet for Google Bookmarks allows you to quickly save a webpage without opening a popup.

This is especially handy when working on the iPad where clicking on the default Google bookmarklet opens up a new tab where you have to fill in a form, hit submit, wait for the tab to auto close and then continue browsing. With all the animations that take place, this can take up 30 seconds of your time.

This can be a tiring process, especially if you just want to (temporarily) bookmark a page or maybe dozens of pages so you can come back to it later.

If you are one of those people who casually serve the web and you find something interesting but you don’t want to dive into it now but you quickly want to save the webpage as a bookmark than you will like this quicksave-forlater-bookmarklet.

Enough talking. How does it work?

  1. Instead of opening the Google ‘Add Bookmark’ form in a popup, this bookmarklet opens the form in an iFrame that gets loaded on top of the website you are currently bookmarking.

  2. As an added bonus, this bookmarklet scans the html document of the page you are bookmarking for the description and keywords <meta /> tags and auto fills the ‘Notes’ textarea of the form.

  3. It applies a default label _SaveForLater_ to the bookmark.

  4. The only thing you need to do is decide if you are happy the filled in data and hit submit.

  5. Click or tap anywhere in the grey semi transparent background to close the iframe and continue browsing.

That’s it!

Cool. Now how can I use this?

Simple. Point your browser to this page.

  • If you are installing the bookmarklet on your iphone or ipad, follow the instructions on that page.
  • Otherwise, just drag the bookmarklet to your browsers bookmarks bar so you can access it quickly