As a happy, longtime Instapaper user, I need the Instapaper Text bookmarklet often when settling in for a lengthy read on my MacBook Air.
I’d like to share a tip that’ll save time of switching to your mouse or trackpad.
When the bookmarklet is saved to your browser, you can use it with the page you’re viewing by following these steps:
- Move your cursor to the address (a.k.a. location) bar by pressing Command + L.1
- Type the first few letters of the bookmarklet name (or the whole thing if you type quickly).
- Press Enter.
If you use folders in Instapaper2, you can take this a step further by saving the bookmarklet for those folders as well.
- Mac: Works with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. ↩
- Pro tip. If you send saved articles from Instapaper to your Kindle, don’t mix text articles with media so those particular entries aren’t wasting space in that periodical (Amazon’s term, not mine). I have video, audio, and photo folders as well. ↩