Whilst most of you probably read a book, or watch TV, or check your social networks, or send emails, or call your friends, or socialise with your friends, or even do that last minute homework! I like to look at code, what can be done with it, what can be removed from it to “de-clutter” and, well, all sorts really. I suppose you could say it’s a hobby of mine.
Now whilst I’m not going to call myself a Developer, because I know I’m not. I do like to make little things, whether that be websites or adding things (I recently added some keyboard shortcuts, but I’ll [hopefully] mention that at a later date) to websites and see what works out – although not often the best thing to do on a “live” site.
But getting to my point, one of the latest things I decided to put together was something I thought may be useful to others, if not myself.
You see, when reading articles online that I want to share, I sometimes find myself searching for a “share” button. Whilst they’re obvious on some sites, they’re not always on others. Then there’s the factor of them not always looking the same. But I asked myself, “What if I could make this a little easier”. So I looked into some work that I’d already done, but was no longer around, removed some un-required bits, added a couple of new features and voila! I have something I can share with.
So how does it “work”? As any other extension would, you install it and it just appears in the context menu, or for those unsure what that is (I was at first) the menu when you right click. From there you have the option to share the page your on, complete with page title and URL. Brilliant, don’t ya’ think?
Okay, so many not. But still, I think it’s pretty nifty.
Anyway, the extension can be downloaded* via this link. If you decide to use it, I hope you find it of use to you!
*Note: When clicking the link you will be prompted at the bar saying similar that it cannot be installed from the page – this is a security message to protect you as it is not from the Webstore. To continue to install, visit chrome://extensions in your browser and simply “drop” the file onto that page. It should then install.
As for those curious about the permissions (access to tabs) – hey, I don’t blame you! It simply needs this feature to create the pop-up window so you can share a page.