I’ve created a list of most available Gizmos at https://searchgizmos.com/biglist/ . There are 45 Gizmos listed with categories including Wikipedia, Google Web search, Google News search, and location-based search tools. Everything’s free and there are no ads, but it probably won’t work on your phone.
Smashing Magazine: Top Front-End Tools Of 2022. “Who doesn’t love a good front-end tool? In this roundup, you’ll find a nice list of useful front-end tools that were popular last year but are still bound to help you speed up and enhance your development workflow. Let’s dive in!” Some of these are high-level design items, but anybody can get use out of Text Cleaner, Fonoster, and Allinone.tools.
CogDogBlog: Bookmarklet to find Edyth and Friends in the Flickr Commons. “What does my search bookmarklet do? By definition, you access it any time you need it. Use the button on the left for a keyword search or select text from a random list on the right to try that method. If you are gobsmacked, you can then install it by dragging the link for the Big Button at the bottom of your page to your browser bookmarklets bar. Bing! There’s a new tool at your reach.”
The Verge: This site exposes the creepy things in-app browsers from TikTok and Instagram might track
CogDogBlog: Could Not Stop Making Bookmarklet Tools. “I was a bit excited to push out my recent bookmarklet tool experiment. The reception was kind. I was hasty in the naming of it in github tying to google images because as alluded to, I realized I could make a new one for searching Openverse (the updated version of Creative Commons CC Search).”
CogDogBlog: A CC Only Google Images Bookmarklet By Request. “Hmmm, someone pressed the 3 button. This is an outflow of the recent hand tossed post about my hackly idea for making Google Image search server only Creative Commons licensed results…. @ResearchBuzz tossed in the request line. I have to give Tara a listen as I have been pilgering links and resources from her site since the beginning of web time.” It always weirds me out when I guest star in my own newsletter.
Smashing Magazine: The Guide To Ethical Scraping Of Dynamic Websites With Node.js And Puppeteer. “For a lot of web scraping tasks, an HTTP client is enough to extract a page’s data. However, when it comes to dynamic websites, a headless browser sometimes becomes indispensable. In this tutorial, we will build a web scraper that can scrape dynamic websites based on Node.js and Puppeteer.”