40 productivity-boosting search bookmarklets from TechRadar.com
This file contains direct links to the bookmarklets - simply drag and drop the ones you like onto your favourites bar.
(All bookmarklets based on original work by Greg R. Notess)
Forget the toolbars, ditch the extensions, and don't bother entering a search engine URL. If you see a term you want to search for then highlight it on the current page and click one of our bookmarklets to run a search. Or just click one and enter your search terms.
Sometimes you'll run a search at Google, say, and find it doesn't really deliver what you need. And so you'll laboriously enter a new search engine URL, re-type your query and hope for better results. Now there's an easier way. If a search engine fails, then just click one of our bookmarklets to repeat the same search elsewhere.
Repeat at Google
Repeat at Yahoo
Repeat at Bing
Repeat at Ask
Need a picture, graph or diagram? Just highlight relevant text on a web page and click one of our image-finding bookmarklets. Or you can select one without highlighting anything, in which case you'll be prompted for your search terms.
Search Google images
Search Yahoo images
Search Bing images
With hundreds of millions of videos online it's not always easy to track down what you need, but our bookmarklets can help speed up the process. Highlight keywords on a web page and click one for immediate search results.
Search MySpace video
Search Sky News
Search Yahoo News
The web is full of information-packed sites, and with our bookmarklets they're easier to access than ever. If you're reading an article about a film director, say, and want to find out more, then highlight his name with the mouse and click the IMDB bookmarklet for a complete career low-down.
Search Yahoo Answers
Search Wolfram Alpha
UK shopping search
When you find a real bargain online then it's tempting to buy right away. But don't part with any cash until you've compared the prices available at other stores. Select the product name on the page, then click one of our bookmarklets to search for better deals.
Search Google Shopping
Social networking search
If you want to find out more about someone then their social networking profiles are a very good place to start. Just select their name on the page, then click one of the bookmarklets here to track them down.