Bookmarklets for the iPhone: Linky Love?

One of the few things holding me back from blogging links more often is that I’m limited to using the iPhone during work hours, and there didn’t seem to be a way to easily blog a link to a web page without a huge amount of tedium. That is, until I realized that Twittelator Pro used javascript in a bookmark to set up a link for easy Tweeting… and I remembered the WordPress 2.7 Press It! bookmarklet also uses javascript to grab a URL, page title, and text, and then it sets up a new post with the link all ready. So would it be possible to somehow get a bookmarklet to grab a link from any web page and start a new WP entry? It should be, but how to get that long string of Javascript into the iPhone, when copy and paste is not currently an option?

Well, it may even be easy, if you first create the link in a Safari browser (easily enough obtained) and then synch the link (oo-er!) via iTunes.

17 powerful bookmarklets for your iPhone

Here’s a little known secret: bookmarklets work on your iPhone.

But wait, what are bookmarklets?

Bookmarklets are little pieces of Javascript code that can be saved as ordinary bookmarks in your web browser. They enhance your browsing experience by giving you super-instant access to useful tools and special functionality.

There are billions of them, and below are my favorites. These work wonderfully on a computer, but they’ll add an extra boost of functionality to your iPhone.

To use, just drag the links into Safari’s Bookmarks Bar and synch them to your iPhone via iTunes. Next, bring up the Bookmarks Bar folder on your iPhone and simply tap the bookmarklet you want to use.

The Press This! bookmarklet is found on the Tools page via the Dashboard page. It’s pretty handy and I used to use it a lot, before becoming a lazy non-blogging bum (but an employed and productive one during work hours, you betcha).

For technical reasons, I need to do this on the laptop, which has the installation of iTunes that I prefer to synch with my phone. Also, it’s already got Safari installed.

More about this later…

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