How to use bookmarklets in mobile Chrome

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There are Android apps that come with many features, possibly more features than you need. Or perhaps it’s not fully-featured apps you’re trying to avoid, but the battery power they require. The more apps you have running in the background, the less battery life you’ll see. Here’s a trick you can use to skip out on apps that have Chrome bookmarklet counterparts.

This example uses Pocket (formerly Read It Later) to show you how it’s done. The Pocket app is actually fantastic — provided you want access to any queued content on-the-go. If you’re just looking for the saving feature, you can do that through your mobile Chrome browser without installing the app.

Step 1: Add the Pocket bookmarklet to your desktop Chrome browser.You can find … [Read more]

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