Archive of "Bookmarklet"

Archive for the "Bookmarklet" Category

Free Youtube in any Browser

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Many people have used and loved, Free Youtube (or FYT), my Greasemonkey script that allows people to use Youtube (and other video sharing sites like Google Video,, and others) wthout having a Flash player installed. This is useful for the many people who are on hardware or OSs not supported by Adobe, or those who refuse to install the hideous thing on matters of strong principle.

Now, this freedom cane be taken outside of browsers like Firefox and Epiphany that have userscript functionality. Today, right here in this post, I am releasing a version of FYT as a bookmarklet! (Kudos to Christopher Vollick for having the idea.)

Updated to work better with Safari/Quicktime

Drag})();">FYT to your bookmarks bar, or bookmark it in whatever way your browser prefers.

And, for those of you who’s browsers don’t have a working bookmark system, or one that doesn’t support bookmarklets, just save this string somewhere:

Junt cut-n-paste it to your address bar and hit Enter and FYT will process the current page.

Friend Bookmarklets for WordPress

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Friend Bookmarklets are something I’ve been playing with for awhile. WordPress users are no longer left out. With my new Friend Bookmarklets for WordPress plugin, users can generate a self-hosted friend bookmarklet to facilitate adding friends to the WordPress links system.

More Friend Bookmarklets

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Now even more people can benefit from my Friend Bookmarklet concept.  Just head on over to the Generation Page.  If your service is not listed, you can customise the URL pattern manually!  Be sure to contact me with any new URL patterns, so that I can add them!

A notable addition is"> support.

Videntity Bookmarklet Update

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I have made some updates to my Videntity Bookmarklet. Besides hCards and Facebook links, it now also supports search results from So now you can search for people and then add them directly to your friends list!

Videntity Bookmarklet

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If you haven’t heard of Videntity, you may recognize it as the major force behind my landing page.  If you don’t have an OpenID, you can get one from Videntity.  If you have one already (like me) you can log in using it.

Then, you can associate a profile with your OpenID.  Yes, you’ve done this a million times before.  Videntity is different — you can actually import your existing profile from elsewhere if it is done using hCard.

You can also add friends to your profile on Videntity.  Here again, the service is different.  You are not bound to adding people who have ever used Videntity — anyone with a URL can be added.  Full XFN vocabulary is supported.  This powers the primary friends list on my home page.

Enter the bookmarklet.  I have written a bookmarklet that works cross-browser.  Click it, and it detects hCards and Facebook links on the current page.  It presents you with a list of these people it has detected and lets you either click over to their profile (useful in itself) or add them to your Videntity profile as friends.

So, drag the following to your bookmark bar and watch the magic!'; document.body.appendChild(js);})();">Videntity Bookmarklet