The "fyi" bookmarklets make it easy to select text on a web page and fire off an email that quotes the selection and includes the page title and URL.
All of that is done without you doing copy-and-paste work or back-and-forth app switching.
Available versions include:
Drag the desired bookmark to the bookmark bar or add bookmark/favorite. Optionally edit or rename the bookmark/favorite. Firefox users may want to set bookmark properties so the Name is "fyi email" the custom Keyword is "fyi" for reasons detailed in Usage below.
Visit a web page. Activate the fyi bookmarklet (click it on bookmark bar or use the Bookmarks/Favorites menu).
The fyi bookmarklet will open a new email with the page title in the subject line, the page title repeated again in the body, along with the selected text (if any text was selected), and the URL of the original page.
For quick access, store the “fyi” bookmark in the “Bookmarks” folder. Use the Settings app, Safari settings to set Always Show Bookmarks Bar to
ON. With one tap, you'll be able to send a nicely
formatted email with the current page's title, URL, and any selected text.
With Firefox you'll be able to do something like:
Cmd-L/Ctr-LFor details see Firefox Custom Keywords below.
Firefox Custom Keywords
The fyi Firefox bookmarklet can take advantage of a Custom Keyword, and a replacement string (to pre-address the email). The recommended bookmark Name is "fyi email" since this gives a syntax hint when using it. The recommended Keyword is "fyi".
Given a designated keyword (ie, "fyi"), the bookmarklet can be activated by typing the keyword in the address bar and pressing enter. The intended syntax is:
The optional argument is one or more email addresses, separated by semicolons. The email address(es) will be put in the TO field of the new email. Outlook users can include multiple recpients using syntax like:
There is a Known Issue with using Custom Keywords— the current page
URL appears properly in the email, but is over-written in the browser's address bar. The
work-around is as follows: when you return to the browser, click in the address bar and
Web browser. Tested with Firefox 3.6-41.x, Safari 5.x-9.x, Mobile Safari 4.x-9.0.x, and who uses IE 8 anymore?
Source code is available as text files for each bookmarklet.
MIT License - http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
Tom King (email@example.com)
Copyright © 2011-2015 Tom King. All rights reserved.
You can also clone the project with Git
$ git clone git://github.com/mobilemind/fyi-bookmarklets