Using Bookmarklets on Android
Bookmarklets on Android are tricky. Because mobile Chrome loads your bookmarks in a new list view, not a menu, when you tap on a bookmarklet, it acts on a blank page, not on the page you wanted to use it for.
If you have an app that provides a sharing intent, no big deal. You just share the page to that app, and you’re done. But if you want to run something on the page, or share it with a website that has a bookmarklet but not an app, it would be nice to be able to actually do that.
As it turns out, you can use bookmarklets in Chrome…through the search bar!
Update: This works with Firefox too!
- Pick a good name for it that you can get to auto-complete quickly.
- Type the name into the search bar when you want to run it.
- Tap the bookmarklet when it shows up in the drop-down.
Not quite as easy as tapping a button, but close!