It’s not often that I come across a bookmarklet that I’ll use everyday, but in the last few days PageZipper has become an unbelievable tool in my daily arsenal. Basically what it does is look for links on the page that say “Next”, and as you scroll down past that link it will automatically append the next page for you. That’s right, you’ll never have to click the “Next” button again (well, almost never).
I tested out the bookmarklet and it works exactly as advertised. You can use it on sites like Google, Digg, and it even works on our site. When you come across a page that you want this to activate for just click the bookmarklet, and then keep scrolling. The next page will eventually show up once you get all the way to the bottom.
Here are some of the PageZipper features:
- As you scroll to the bottom of a page, PageZipper automatically adds the next page to the bottom of the page you’re on.
- On image galleries, press Control+Down to skip directly to the next image in the gallery. Control+Up returns you to the previous entry. You can also use these keyboard shortcuts on any page that PageZipper works, making it easy to jump to the next page of results.
- PageZipper automatically resizes images in photo galleries to fit your browser window. So you always see the entire image without having to scroll
What I really like about this is that it’s not making a ton of unnecessary page requests. By that I mean it only fetches the next page once I get towards the end of the results, and it will only work if I decide to activate it via the bookmarklet. So it leaves me in control.
PageZipper is also available as a Firefox extension for those of you who would prefer not to have yet another thing on your bookmarks bar (the extension uses a toolbar icon). Either way, it is a must-have utility that I believe works way better than the alternatives out there.