I just finished up an excellent new Delicious bookmarklet that I’ve been working on – it’s called Lazy Sheep and it’s going to change the way people use del.icio.us. To quote the Lazy Sheep page:
Lazy Sheep is a del.icio.us bookmarklet that auto-tags and auto-describes your bookmarks.
Using the tags and descriptions shared by other del.icio.us users, Lazy Sheep makes tagging a page a one-click operation. In order to best suit any user, Lazy Sheep also includes a comprehensive set of options that can be configured to your exact specifications.
I highly recommend giving it a try – during my testing of it, this past week, I’ve gone from occassionally bookmarking a few links to tons of links per day – it’s very exciting.
I learned my lesson with the Super-Fast Delicious Bookmarklet – people are very particular about how their bookmarklets operate – and they want them to do very specific things, so this time around I made sure that there are tons and tons of options for people to pick from – to be able to get the exact bookmarklet that they want. So, give it a try and let me know what you think.
Brendyn (August 30, 2005 at 11:47 pm)
Wicked cool, John. I think the only thing that I’m uncomfortable with is not getting any feedback that the link was in fact posted to my delicious page and with what tags it was posted.
if I’m a chronic poster, and I post many a day, it’s possible that it may scroll down out of the scope of the page view and It’ll be hard for me to find it as I don’t know what tags it was given.
Is there any sort of feedback mechanism you could provide as an option?
Brendyn (August 31, 2005 at 12:24 am)
Sorry to double comment, but I ran into a little snaffu.
When I went to add a URL that had no suggested tags and I hadn’t highlighted text on the page to act as the description, it didn’t ask me for tags, it just posted it with the “todescribe” tag (even though I said in my preferences to make sure it asks me if none exist)
and the URL I used was http://www.un-official.com/The_Daily_Script/dropdead.html
just fyi :)
John Resig (August 31, 2005 at 7:22 am)
Brendyn For now, I recommend setting the bookmarklet to go to your delicious page, instead of returning to the original page – at least that’s some feedback. At this point, I’m not entirely sure what else to do without getting in to a messy Greasemonkey script or modifying the HTML of the page itself.
As per the bug: That’s really strange – I checked the backend and that shouldn’t be happening. I just tested it against my bookmarklet (I use all of the default options, nothing different) and it took me to the form. Could you tell me what options you changed for your bookmarklet, so that I can check into it?
Mayur (August 31, 2005 at 10:14 am)
Very nice work. I loved and use extensively your SuperFast delicious bookmarklet. I think the customization on the lazy sheep is very nice — except
I did not find any way to override the tag choices with my custom ones. I am particularly anal about tagging my bookmarks with specific tags from my library and very careful about not having blog/blogs/blogging/blogger/blogged tags on my tag list.
So d tag1 tag2 tag3 does it brilliantly for me — its still easy and a lot more maintainable.
Good job neverthless, and Im sure personal tagging will be an option very soon :)
max (September 1, 2005 at 4:59 am)
Don (September 1, 2005 at 10:52 am)
Fantastic job, very handy bookmarklet. I built one for Safari last night just before I went to bed and in the space of about 2 minutes I’d added 5 links!
Patrick Haney (September 1, 2005 at 1:30 pm)
Ha! I got to see this on Monday.
It’ll definitely get more people using delicious, which is a good thing if you ask me. Personally, I like to enter my own descriptions as I post, but this will be handy for times when I just want to save a link and don’t have time to tag/describe it.
Just as a suggestion, I would love to see the bookmarklet open a popup window with the data you’re about to submit, just as a confirmation. That would give the user a chance to see what they’re doing, change something if they don’t like it (a list of tags or the description might not be what they want, so why not give them a chance to edit them before submitting?), and then submit without having the page they’re bookmarking load delicious, which forces them to hit the back button to get back to that page (the one thing that annoyed me during the process).
Sure, that adds an extra step to the “let’s make this as easy and work-free as possible” process, but I think it might be worth it.
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Ericka (September 3, 2005 at 12:38 am)
It’d be nice if you could choose to always get a tag or description dialogue even if some were found. Maybe that’s not “lazy” but I’d sure appreciate it. Great little bookmarklet!
Le blog-notes de Ben (September 5, 2005 at 4:29 pm)
Lazy sheep et l’accident heureux
Mon attention a été attirée sur Lazy Sheep, une extension pour del.icio.us, par un billet de Rebecca Blood. Sans que je m’en sois rendu compte sur le coup, cet outil amène à poser quelques questions passionnantes sur les folksonomies, ces…
Drewsky (September 23, 2005 at 6:01 pm)
Excellent!!! I like it so far, and I look forward to future enhancements. I have now become a sheep (following the herd) and I was already lazy ;-)