These bookmarklets contain a selection of high quality monolingual and bilingual online dictionaries (latter mostly together with English, German, Russian, Danish) and some corpora.

By clicking the bookmarklets from your bookmarks toolbar, a dictionary menu will appear on your browser screen. Any word you enter in this menu (or any word you have selected from a web site before) can be looked up in one or more online dictionaries which are listed below the input field. You can also look up a specific word on a web site by selecting it with the cursor and then running the bookmarklet bookmarklet afterwards by clicking on it.

It's easiest to understand the concept of these bookmarklets by simply clicking this demo:

RU dicts DEMO

The bookmarklets

To use the bookmarklets, you'll have to drag one of the following buttons into your bookmarks toolbar. A right-click"save as bookmark" would also make it. Important is that it will be saved as a bookmark.

RU dicts Russian mono- / bilingual dictionaries, corpora and transliteration. DEMO

BG/MK dicts Bulgarian and Macedonian mono- and bilingual dictionaries. DEMO

DA dicts Danish mono- / bilingual dictionaries and corpora. DEMO

DE dicts German mono- / bilingual dictionaries and corpora. DEMO

YI dicts

Yiddish dictionaries. See the special article on the bookmarklet for Yiddish dictionaries, keyboard input and transliteration.

1. Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard

Attaches a virtual keyboard to every input box (text, password and textarea) of the current web page. The bookmarklet can be customized, see the author's web site.

2. Google Transliteration

Google Transliteration offers an option for converting Latin characters to the characters used in language of your choice (e.g. Russian). This lets you type words in your language phonetically in English script and then have them appear in the language script. Use Google Transliteration bookmarklets for typing other scripts on any web site.

3. Bing Universal Text Input

Bing delivers a similar solution with its Universal Text Input tool (see "install Bookmarklet").


1. Whois


Whois-record (site owner) lookup of the actual web site with

Both and have similar bookmarklets for whois requests.

2. Internet Archive

Internet Archive

Archive lookup of the actual web site with

3. Cache

Following two bookmarklets show a cached version of the actual web site. Useful for temporary offline sites.

Google Cache


The service Coral is specialised on this function:

Coral Cache[source of this bookmarklet]

4. Plagiarism


Copyscape provides a free plagiarism checker for finding copies of a web pages online.

5. Images

ImgOps The Image operations meta-tool also has a bookmarklet.

6. Print and PDF

PrintFriendly's bookmarklet cleans and formats web pages for printing and creates PDFs. You can try its funtionality by clicking on the PRINT/PDF button in the right upper corner here on this web page.


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