Sometimes you might want the occasional functionality of an extension without having to download one or constantly bog it down in your browser when you’re not using it. Bookmarks are a perfect solution because they are safe, lightweight, and downright fun.
What is a bookmark?
Bookmarks are extremely versatile in what they can do. Some can perform a simple action on a page, like translating a web page, while others can handle more complex tasks by taking you directly from a live page on your blog to the back end of your system. management of content to modify it, for example. You have full control over them and can configure them to do exactly what you need.
The benefits of bookmarks
Extensions are also almost always running in the background, hogging your computer’s resources, while bookmarklets don’t do or use anything until you run them. Bookmarks are a much less resource-intensive alternative to extensions. They are also more secure than extensions because there is no third-party access, just you.
We recommend that you use bookmarklets if you have a less powerful computer and you don’t mind the minimal manual work required to set up and run them.
Finding and setting bookmarks
If you want to register one for a service like Poached or Facebook, many have them already ready for use. All you have to do is find the page containing the bookmarklet and drag and drop it to your Favorites / Favorites toolbar.