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Using bookmarklets has become a staple item for me in internet browsing — I use everything from Readability2Evernote, to a multitude of sharing and tracking tools, each with its own nifty difference from the other. My only qualm has been the way they clutter up my toolbar. No longer! I have now installed the bookmarklet to end all bookmarklets. Quix — as they say it "Your bookmarklets on steroids". Quix does everything. It comes with most things you might need already built in and even leaves you the ability to add your own. Want to search IMDB, for example? Click Quix, type IMDB and your search term and hit enter. That easy. I fully expect that one day I will ask it to make me dinner… and it will. At the very least it will point me to a really good recipe with just a couple of keystrokes and then allow me to quickly share it with the world at large.
Quix installs easily, with instructions for every major browser, including Mobile Safari. Once your connected it is a simple matter of a click on the fancy new button and typing the word "help" into the little command-line type box for a list of the pre-installed commands. There are a lot of them (search commands, social sharing commands, SEO, analytics, URL shortening, App integration (Evernote!) and more, more, more!). Learn your favourites.
If you need some convincing, check out their quick (no pun, I swear!) intro video. Give it a try. Let us know what you think in the comments.