Wednesday, February 29, 2012

HOW TO - Quickly send your best friend a link to a website

Q: I find myself emailing my good friend links of great sites.  I've started using the "Gmail This" bookmarklet but I still have to type his email address - how can I make this even faster?

A: Simply edit the Bookmarklet.  My default is the traditional Gmail this link from about.com.  Simply drag the "Gmail This" link above into your bookmark toolbar (you might have to make it visible in your browser first). With the link in your bookmark toolbar, right click on it, edit it, then look within the long string of characters for the text after view=  "view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to="  Right after the "... to=" insert your friend's email address.  Then every time you find a great site, click that bookmark and a new Gmail email will open addressed to your friend - then just click send.