10 Ingenious Bookmarklets To Make You a Google Power User

Sandy Writtenhouse 11-06-2015

If you love all that Google has to offer, but are not particularly fond of the browser extensions available, then this list is for you. Here are 10 great bookmarklets for Google that range from search options 8 Google Search Tips To Keep Handy At All Times Figures don't lie, and the figures suggest that the majority of Internet users choose Google over the rest of the competition. With that in mind it's important to make sure all of those Google users... Read More to very specific tasks.


To use them, drag the bookmarklet link into your bookmarks toolbar. Then you can rename it to whatever you want just like any other bookmark. Then just click it whenever you need it — Simple!

Google Maps

The Google Maps bookmarklet pops up a simple prompt. Just enter the address of the location you would like to see a map for and Google Maps will display it in a new tab. You can then use the full features of Google Maps Get There Faster - 10 Google Maps & Navigation Tips Google Maps is still the most powerful mapping service ever, despite what Apple might say. Whether you’re using Google Maps in a browser on your desktop or an app on your mobile phone, Google Maps... Read More to obtain directions, see nearby locations, or just use the map view.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Maps Bookmarklet


Google Definitions

The Google Definitions bookmarklet is terrific for quick word meanings. Just highlight the word on any page and click the bookmarklet. A new tab will then open with the Google definition of the word, complete with pronunciation and synonyms.


Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Definitions Bookmarklet


Google Bookmark

For a quick and easy way to add a bookmark to your Google account, the Google Bookmark bookmarklet works perfectly. If you are not logged in to Google, it will prompt you to do so.

After that you will see a pop-up with details pre-populated that you can edit. Those details include name, URL, labels, and notes. You can also click to see all of your Google bookmarks.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Bookmark Bookmarklet



Google Calendar Add Event

The Google Calendar bookmarklet is really handy for adding an event to your Google Calendar. You are first prompted to enter a name for your event. Once submitted, you are taken directly to your Google Calendar How to Sync Google Calendar with Every Other Platform Google Calendar is arguably the easiest, most intuitive and most versatile way to organize your day. The only problem users commonly encounter is syncing it with their devices. Read More to complete the details for that event. The name entered on the prompt is already entered for you, but you can edit it if needed.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Calendar Bookmarklet


Google Translate

For when you come across a page or article in a foreign language, the Google Translate bookmarklet is convenient. When you click it, the page will refresh and should give you your native language translation 4 Reasons Why Google Translate Beats The Other Services Read More . If not, you have several options for which language to translate to, so that it can be done manually.


Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Translate Bookmarklet


Google Web Search

For a fast way to search Google, the simple Google Search bookmarklet just prompts you for the search term. The Google Search page will then display in your tab with the results. It works exactly like the search box, if you have one, in your toolbar. But, if you want to save some space by removing that search box, you can use this Google Web Search bookmarklet instead.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Web Search Bookmarklet



Google Image Search

The Google Image Search bookmarklet works just like the Google Web Search where you are prompted for a search term. The results of your search will display Google Images Find Legal Images On Google With A New Filter Contrary to popular belief, pictures found on Google Images are not free to use any way you want. Google have implemented a search filter that will show you the images which are legal to use. Read More for the term you entered in your open tab.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Image Search Bookmarklet


Google Site Search

The Google Site Search bookmarklet will search the website you are visiting for the search term you enter. You again are prompted to enter your term and after submitting it, your window will display all links within that site containing your term.

On the page displayed, you can see your search term along with the name of the site in the Google Search box. This is a good bookmarklet if the site you are visiting does not have a search feature or site map.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Site Search Bookmarklet


Google Cache

The Google Cache bookmarklet is not one that you would probably use often, but it is still useful. This one will show the cached version of the page you are viewing. It will also display the date and time of the snapshot you see.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Google Cache Bookmarklet


Gmail This

For emailing a link to the page you are currently viewing, the Gmail This bookmarklet is ideal. If you are logged in to Google, you will receive a pop-up of your Gmail Rediscover Gmail Labels and Finally Tame Your Inbox There are plenty of tricks to deal with email overload, but there's one right under your nose that you might not be using: good old Gmail labels. Read More . The page title is in the subject line and the URL is within the body of the email.

All other Gmail features you are used to seeing are there for formatting, attachments, and your “from” email selection. This is just a quick way to send the URL of a page.

Drag this to your bookmarks: Gmail This Bookmarklet


Which Google Bookmarklets are Your Favorites?

Bookmarklets are terrific for saving space instead of installing toolbars or even in place of browser extensions. Do you use any of these bookmarklets or have others that you like for Google tools?

If you have compared the bookmarklets to the browser extensions, which do you prefer and why? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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  1. someone
    December 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Can you please fix the Google Calendar bookmarklet?

  2. Anonymous
    June 23, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Good update.

  3. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Why not just set up keyword searches to do all of this (and more) from the url bar? Or even better, set up an account at and then make your custom Shortmarks search engine your default browser? Then you can do, all from the URL bar:

    gm 123 fake st (google maps)
    g define: things (define things)
    gi puppies (google image search)
    netflix 12 Monkeys (netflix search)
    gstock aapl (google finance search)

    the list goes on and on!

  4. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    This all seems really useful but I've noticed a few problems right off the bat...

    1) For me, everything you say will open "in a new tab" just opens in the current tab (navigating away from current page) - is there a setting I can change?

    2) Some of it just does nothing. I was most excited about the calendar one but when I click it, there is zero response. Is this just me?

    Hopefully this is just my computer and someone will tell me what weird stuff is going on...

    • Anonymous
      June 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Specifically, the Translate, Calendar, and "Gmail This" bookmarklets don't do anything when I click them. These were some of the most appealing ones! Hope there's a fix...

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2015 at 7:15 am

        me too.

      • Dolores
        January 28, 2016 at 7:29 am

        I installed the google calendar too and it wouldn't work in Firefox or Chrome. Chrome has this the google app launcher: My Chrome has a google app but it doesn't bring them all up just s few. The launcher has them all.

        I installed an app for Firefox [Broken Link Removed] I use it most, it mentions you have to restart Firefox like most do. However, I had to restart the computer instead but it worked fine afterward.

        Hope this helps someone later on, don't know that it will help you. It's been several months.

  5. Anonymous
    June 13, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Several computers ago, there was a bookmarklet manager which had all bookmarklets in a vertical list so one could easily use each. There's a Chrome one that does this, but with my current computer, the only browser I can use is Conodo Dragon, which is a Chrome alternative but doesn't update with the same speed that Chrome does.

    Are you aware of any other bookmarklet managers?

  6. Anonymous
    June 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Is there perhaps a Google index page somewhere out there that has every possible Google bookmarklet listed? I could then make a bookmark of that page.............

  7. Anonymous
    June 11, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks, very useful and had a few I didn't know about. Additionally, you can add the bookmarklets to your search engine with a keyboard shortcut so you don't even need to click (e.g., I use gt as the keyboard shortcut to gmail this and don't even need to click/see the gmail this bookmarklet).