Browser Bookmarklet

A bookmarklet is a bookmark that contains JavaScript code to extend a browser’s functionality. The small bookmarklet below will cause your browser to send the URL of the open Web page to Bookends for macOS, which will open the same page in Bookends Browser.

Step by step

Creating a bookmarklet

Drag and drop the following "Open in Bookends" button onto the bookmark bar of your browser…

Open in Bookends

Click the button for a preview of what the bookmarklet does.

If the URL you are viewing in your standalone browser points to a PDF, after switching to Bookends you can import and attach that PDF to a reference in your library. If it points to a page with reference metadata that Bookends can recognize, after switching you can import the metadata. See the section in the User Guide (available in the Bookends Help menu) on “Bookends Browser”.

If the bookmarks bar is hidden in your browser, show it by pressing…