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A bookmarklet for importing to DotDotDot –

A few days ago I posted about an up and coming service called DotDotDot that is a great replacement for Instapaper. That day someone posted a link to my blog on HackerNews and my site got 280 hits in a day, a record for my blog… 🙂

Moving on, DotDotDot has a browser extension that quickly lets you import any page into the service. But it’s not fast enough for me and it’s not portable, so I made a bookmarklet called DotIt!

Just copy the script below and save it as a bookmarklet if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to make a fancy “Add this Bookmarklet” button else I would have done so. If anyone knows, please comment below or contact me on ADN/twitter (I’ll be profusely thankful).

Note that this is a still two-step process and will need you to be logged into DotDotDot when you’re doing this, but it’s still faster than the extension. The loss is that in the extension you have the option to save the text for later but here you’ll have to go to DotDotDot directly.

Code –

javascript:(function(){var newURI=""+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);window.location=newURI;})()

Base code thanks to The Arcadia Mashups Blog

Also, for those like me who use Fever RSS Reader (or any other RSS reader that supports custom sharing links), if you want to add DotDotDot as a possible Sharing service, use the following Service URL –

I recommend the ‘w’ key as a shortcut (for Fever)


This is what it looks like when you click the bookmarklet on a site –

What do you think?


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