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Create a New Email With the Title, Content, and a Link to a Webpage Using a Gmail Bookmarklet

24 March 2009 Posted by in category: self efficiency with Tags , , , ,

Ever read a post or article and wanted to email it to others? Use The following bookmarklet to ease things up.

How to use it

To use the bookmarklet (which is a piece of code saved as a bookmark), simply add it to your bookmarks bar. Right click the button below and choose “Bookmark This Link” or just drag and drop it to the bookmarks bar:


Right click the button and choose “Bookmark This Link”

What it does

Whenever you click the bookmarklet, it’ll do the following actions:

  1. Create a new email message (in a new window).

  2. Set the title of the webpage as the subject.

  3. Add a link to the webpage in the body of the message.

  4. Copy all the text that was selected when you clicked the bookmarklet into the body of the message (see images below).

gmail bookmarklet - creat a new email with selected text in thee body of the message

While you’re at it, you might also want to configure an new-email keyboard shortcut.