Is there some easy method for installing bookmarklets on an iPad/iOS device that does't involve syncing my bookmarks with a computer somewhere?

Examples showing the sync with computer installation.

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Copy/Paste Method

  1. On your device, copy the bookmarklet code.
    • If you don't have the bookmarklet code in plain text (just a link), the easiest thing to do is open the page with the link on a Mac or PC, copy the javascript contents of the bookmarklet and email them to yourself, then copy that on your device.
  2. Create a new bookmark for any site (doesn't matter which one).
  3. Open the bookmarks menu, tap Edit and select the bookmark you just created.
  4. Paste the bookmarklet code in place of the URL, then change the name to whatever you want.

That should give you a working bookmarklet without having to mess around with syncing.

  • Perhaps I am missing something obvious, but step 1 is the part that I am not sure how to accomplish. How are you actually copying the bookmarklet code?
    – Zoredache
    Dec 7, 2012 at 21:29
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    Oh, I thought this was a bookmarklet you had the text code to. I take it that there's a bookmarklet link rather than text code. In that case, I suggest opening the page with the bookmarklet link on a Mac or PC, copying the text there (which unfortunately you can't do with iOS AFAICT), and emailing it to yourself. I'll add this to the answer.
    – robmathers
    Dec 7, 2012 at 21:43
  • @robmathers i text myself bookmarklets so they are accessible for copy/pasting in ios.
    – albert
    Jun 16, 2017 at 19:50

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