Today I stumbled onto something that is amazing. Perhaps I am behind the times or I’ve managed to let this one slide right past me, but I’ve found the holy-freakin-grail!
Quix is the Holy Freakin’ Grail of Bookmarklets!
If you get around the web at all, you’ve probably used a bookmarklet as some point in your life. I’d be willing to bet you were less than enthusiastic at how well it worked. Typically they perform less than you’d hoped and just well enough for you not to delete it—until three months later when you realize you’ve never used the dadblasted thing. Well, that’s the past.
Quix by Joost de Valk has completely changed the way I feel about bookmarklets because it’s way more than a one-click pony. Quix is almost like having a command line for your browser, and once you know the commands—you’ve immediately become more efficient in just about every area of online use. Go to the Quix help page to check out the complete list of pre-programmed commands.
As with everything that Yoast develops, Quix Bookmarklet is topshelf, and a must use tool for anyone that spends time online.
Extend Quix by Writing Your Own Commands
If you want more out of Quix, you can write your own commands. Yes, it’s fully extendable and Yoast has put it all online with simple to follow instructions. Just visit the syntax page for more information.
To really appreciate Quix, you need to use it. You can watch the video introduction, but it doesn’t do the tool any real justice—you really need to give it a test run to appreciate the power of this revolutionary bookmarklet. Then come back here and let me know what you think.