Despite the few hundred apps on my Mac, Safari gets very few add on extensions. I have one that captures the URL in Safari and converts it to a mini-URL. There’s another extension for 1Password so I can integrate login IDs and passwords with a single click.
Most Safari extensions are free and that’s the case with Placemarker Safari Extension.
That’s Placemarker, not Placemaker. Think of the extension as a way to create a bookmark on an overly long web page. Even better, Placemarker can save your place mark to Pinboard, Delicious, Instapaper, or Read It Later.
What’s especially nice about Placemarker is that it gets you right back to the spot you stopped reading, even on very long web site pages.
It used to be that I’d bookmark a page, then, later, when I’d resume reading, I’d have to find where I left off. Placemarker stops that practice.
The way it works is simple, too. Simply select or highlight a few words where you want to start reading again. Then right-click your Mac’s mouse, choose Placemark This. You’re done.
Placemarker creates the place mark for you, and sends it to Instapaper, Read It Later, Delicious, or Pinboard (yes, you’ll need an account).
What happens when you come back to the long web page in Safari? Placemarker will scroll you right to where you left off reading.
It’s simple, intuitive, free, and very useful if you find yourself reading long web page articles and don’t have the time to finish.