Usually the Bookmarklets are my first choice over a browser extension because of it’s cross platform nature and most importantly because of the fact that the Bookmarklets don’t consume your system’s valuable resources like an extension does. And If you frequently use a lot of Bookmarklets then your browser toolbar might have been cluttered by those Bookmarklets. But if you want to reduce some Bookmarklet clutter from your browser toolbar then this article is for you where we today we will learn how to Convert a Bookmarklet Into A Google Chrome Extension.
Today we are going to use a Online tool called “Convert bookmarklet to Chrome extension” with which we can easily convert a Bookmarklet Into A Google Chrome Extension.
As you can see in the screenshot above, using the tool is very simple. Just go to the “Convert bookmarklet to Chrome extension” webpage and follow the following simple steps.
1. First Type name, description and then just drag Bookmarklet from your browser toolbar into the form.
2. Now Click "Generate extension" button and download the zipped extension to your computer.
3. Now Unzip the downloaded file with any file archive Utility.
4. Now Go to Chrome's extensions settings Page. ( Don’t forget that this method is only for “Google Chrome Browser” )
5. Now Tick the "Developer mode" (top right).
6. Then Click "Load unpacked extension..." and select your already unzipped Extension folder.
7. Job done! Your new extension is Now loaded.
Even though the process involves some relatively advanced steps like extracting the extension file and then loading it on Chrome through the Developer mode in Extension Settings Page, but still overall it is a simple process and anyone with a basic computer knowledge can complete the process. If you want to reduce some Bookmarklet clutter from your browser toolbar then you can use this simple tool to Convert a Bookmarklet Into A Google Chrome Extension. The main drawback of this tool is that it can only create extensions for your Chrome browser. Firefox users will have to wait until someone creates a similar tool to Convert a Bookmarklet Into a Firefox Add-on.