Using Bookmarklets to Turn Your Browser Into a Powerhouse

When Firefox first came out I was pumped about extensions. I loaded up the browser with everything I could find, and all of the sudden my Firefox had add-on buttons and functions that did just about everything. But over time the extensions were adding up and opening a new browser started to feel like opening 5 programs at once. On new computers it's not so noticeable, but on an old one it can mean minutes sitting around waiting before you can even use the browser. So when Google's Chrome browser came out I took the opportunity to hit reset and start clean - a browser without any extensions. To use any of these, drag the link to your bookmarks bar:
  • Aviary - Take a screenshot of a web page, edit it, and publish it, all in your browser window
    also try using Picnik
  • Posterous - Snag a picture or video, blog it, and syndicate it, all without leaving your page
    also try blogging on Tumblr
  • Delicious - Bookmark a site easily on delicious.com, no reason for their browser extension
    also try posting to Digg or FriendFeed
  • Google Realtime Search - Do a quick real-time google search for web content posted in the last ten minutes
  • Google Document Viewer - Click this before you click on any PDF or PPT links on a webpage and the links will open using Google's light-weight web-based viewer
  • Bit.ly - Create a short URL for the page you're on that you can send to friends or push to Twitter, and track how many people read it
    also try using Share-in
  • ShareThis - Simple all-in-one sharing / bookmarking / printing to any service shortcut
  • Evernote - Clip a selection of a page or even an entire page for archiving on your own online database
  • Instapaper - Push the text of the webpage you want to read over to your iPhone for easy reading later (this takes an iPhone app as well)
  • F2FB - Move a selected picture from Facebook to Flickr (instructions here)
  • Zemanta - Add suggested images, related articles, and content tags to your blog post through semantic analysis
  • Sphere - Search for blog or news posts related to the page you're currently reading
Have any other bookmarklets you're using to enhance your browser? Let me know in the comments. Note, i'm making incremental edits to this as I discover more bookmarklets.