These are some of the ones that I use most often:
- Remove background image (Make an unreadable page readable!)
- Page color to white (Get rid of the mauve background behind that chartreuse type).
UPDATE AUG 07: Since writing this I’ve added the zap colors bookmarklet, which sets the page color to white and also sets the text to black.
- Wikipedia look-up (Highlight text and the bookmarklet will search Wikipedia for it)
- Show non-PR links (This highlights “nofollow” links. Many people use ChromEdit, I guess because it was recommended by Matt Cutts, but it uglifies your browsing experience. I prefer the bookmarklet because you only use it when you want to)
- Page freshness (A little disappointing now that many pages are dynamic, but it used to be good for showing the last time a page was updated)
- Up a directory (Saves a little typing when you get in too deep)
- Go wayback (Brings dead pages to life! If you come to a 404 page this will search the internet archives for it)
- Linearize (Turns multicolumn text into single column. I haven’t actually used this much yet, but it should be useful when you want to copy text (to revert to multicolumn simply refresh the page)
- My page (Formerly called Click2Zap, this lets you remove items from a webpage, used mainly if you don’t want them to print. It also lets you resize elements, etc. Click the box at the upper right of the screen after selecting this bookmarklet.)
- Tiny URL (Creates an alias url to replace a long one. Useful where the url is so long that it would wrap around lines in an e-mail. This will produce a short version that will direct to the same site.)
So there you have it. Ten of my favorites. What are yours?
UPDATE: Steve Rubel’s favorite bookmarklets.