We launched a new feature for all Silk users today. It’s the Silk bookmarklet: a tool that lets you quickly add content to your Silk site.
A lot of users come across things they want to add to their Silk site while browsing. Doing so used to take a bit of going back and forth: you have to open another tab, add a page in your dashboard, and edit it. We thought there should be a better way to do this, which is why we created the Silk bookmarklet. The bookmarklet makes sure that a fresh Silk page is always within easy reach.
The Silk bookmarklet sits in the bookmarks bar of your browser. When you are browsing and see something you want to add to your Silk site, just click the bookmarklet. Doing so puts a screen with a fresh page of your Silk site on top of the web page. The source URL, images and selected text (if any) are already filled in. You can create bookmarklets for as many Silk sites and collections as you like.
We got a lot of use out of our bookmarklets while creating Silk sites like the 3D Printers database. Every time we saw a printer that wasn’t in the database, we just hit the bookmarklet for that site and made a page. It saved us a lot of time, and certainly made working on the site more enjoyable.