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Using the bookmarklet


It enters the info for you


The bookmarklet automatically captures the url and title information of a web page that interests you and puts that information into the interactive form that adds links and folders to the Kinnective system. It's pretty handy.


To use it, you must first load the bookmarklet into your browser. Ideally, you want to load it into your browser's Bookmarks/Favorites Toolbar, which appears just under the address window at the top of the browser.


1.  Here is what the bookmarklet looks like in action. Notice the Kinnective button in the bookmarks toolbar. When you click the button, an interactive panel appears over the page you are on. It allows you to either save the link to the root level of your Private space on Kinnective -- without visiting Kinnective -- or alternatively, to go to Kinnective and take the link information with you.



2.  If you decide to go to Kinnective, the bookmarklet will open a new Kinnective window. Note in image below that the Add button at the bottom of the page is lit, indicating that link information has been loaded. Navigate to the Waypoint where you want to add the new link, click on the Add button, and the Add page will open, showing the information that was downloaded from the bookmarklet. Change the title of the page as you wish. Then click on "Add to current Waypoint/folder." A new Direction will be added to the Waypoint you are on. To return to the web page that you just saved into the system, click on its new Kinnective link.




Incidentally, the bookmarklet works with Google search results as well as with normal pages. To save search results, enter terms on Google, hit the search button, wait for the results to appear, and then click on the Kinnective bookmarklet, as described above.



Adding the bookmarklet


Okay now that we know what we're up to, let's add the bookmarket to your browser, or several of them. The instructions cover computers, iPad, iPhones, and Android devices.



On computers


3. To get the best result on a computer, we first need to make sure that the Bookmarks/Favorites Toolbar is visible. Most browsers have a View button at the very top. Click that, select Toolbars, and make sure Bookmarks Toolbar is checked, so it is visible.


If you are using IE8 as a browser, skip to the explanation of that procedure at the end of this section.




4. You should now be able to click and hold down on the Kinnective link included here, a a couple of paragraphs below (the link is the word "Kinnective", probably in blue). You should be able to drag the link. You'll probably see that it travels with the familiar "Forbidden" symbol -- a circle with a line through it.




5. Drag the link onto the Bookmarks Toolbar. You will see that the Forbidden sign turns into an arrow when you are in the Toolbar. Check out the image below. You can then drop the bookmarklet into place. Try it with this link: Kinnective




6. In case that doesn't work, here's another approach. Just RIGHT CLICK on this Kinnective bookmarklet link, or CONTROL CLICK on an Apple machine: Kinnective. You should see a pop-up menu asking whether you want to bookmark the link. Select that option.




7. In most browsers a wizard will appear asking you where you want to put the new bookmark. Select Bookmarks Toolbar, as shown. You should see the bookmarklet appear in the ToolBar.






On IE8



IE8 is a little bit funky, as all conscientious web developers know. Loading the bookmarklet into IE8 is a lot like loading into Safari on the iPad, explained below.


First, while on the Kinnective site, in the browser menu, under the Favorites heading, select Add To Favorites Bar.


A bookmark to Kinnective should appear in the browser's Favorites Bar. If that is not visible, refer to instructions above.


Copy the bookmarklet code from the section below, the one relating to the iPad. The code is in a separate little window.


Now right click on the Kinnective bookmark in your Bookmark Toolbar, the one you just created. Select Properties. A wizard will appear.


Paste the code you copied from below into the text box marked "URL" in the wizard. The browser will tell you that javascript is an unknown protocol. It will ask if you want to accept the target anyway. Say yes. You're done.



On the iPad


On to the iPad. Be careful to follow the steps below sequentially, leaving nothing out.


First, make sure mobile Safari is set up right

From your iPad, go to Settings and tap on Safari. Set Always Show Bookmarks Bar to ยœON. Then set JavaScript to ยœON. Then set Accept Cookies to From visited.


Next, open the Safari browser and navigate to this page, the Kinnective Help page called Bookmarklet.

If you are already on the page, with the device that will get the bookmarklet great. It isn't really necessary to be on the Bookmarklet page to continue, but it makes the process a little simpler.


Create a temporary bookmark in mobile Safari

Here's how.

1. First, tap on the share icon (square with a right arrow) at the top of your Safari page and tap ยœAdd Bookmark.

2. You will see a menu that gives you the opportunity to choose where the bookmark will be saved. Ensure that it will be saved to the ยœBookmarks Bar -- not to "Bookmarks" -- and then hit ยœSave. The whole idea here is to create a kind of placeholder for the Kinnective bookmarklet code./p>

Copy the bookmarklet code

1. To copy the code below, press and hold on the text area that holds the code, and then release. The keyboard should appear.

2. Press and hold again until the tooltip menu offers to let you "Select All." Press on that option.

3. Finally, tap ยœCopy.




Update the temporary bookmark with the code

1. Now tap on the bookmark icon (be careful here, you may be inclined to go back to the share button, and that's not what we're talking about, it's the open book we want). Tapping will pull up your bookmarks.

2. Tap on the ยœBookmarks Bar folder.

3. Tap ยœEdit."

4. Select the bookmark that you just created for Kinnective by tapping on the title of the bookmark.

5. Next, press and hold down on the URL shown. When the little tool menu appears, select "Select All" and then "Paste."

6. Hit the ยœBookmarks Bar button to get out of Edit mode.

7. Tap ยœDone located in the top right corner.

8. Tap anywhere on the page to make the bookmarks disappear.


Those are all the steps! You haย™ve now installed the Kinnective bookmarklet on your iPad.



On the iPhone


Be careful to follow the steps sequentially, leaving nothing out.


Make sure mobile Safari is set up right

From your main iPhone menu, go to ยœSettings and tap on ยœSafari. Set JavaScript to ยœON.


Next, open the Safari browser

Go to Kinnective and open this page by pressing the question mark at the top right.


Create a temporary bookmark in mobile Safari

Here's how.

1. First, tap on the share icon (square with a right arrow) at the bottom of your Safari page and tap Add Bookmark.

2. You will see a screen that shows you the title of the bookmark and the address. At the top of the screen, you will see a "Save" button. Hit "Save."


Copy the Kinnective bookmarklet code

To copy the code below, press and hold on the text area that holds the code, and then release. The screen keyboard should appear. Press and release on the text area again. You should then see the little tooltip menu. Choose "Select All" from the tooltip menu. You will now see another tooltip menu. Select "Copy" from the second menu.


Update the temporary bookmark with the code

1. Now tap on the bookmark icon (be careful here, you may be inclined to go back to the share button, and that's not what we're talking about. It's the open book we want). This will pull up your bookmarks.

2. Tap ยœEdit in the bottom left corner of your window.

3. Select the bookmark that you just created by tapping on the open book beside the name of the bookmark. At this point you can edit the name if you wish. Just press on the name and you will see a tooltip menu.

4.Next, press and hold down on the URL shown. When the little tool menu appears, select "Select All" and then "Paste."

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5. Hit the ยœBookmarks button at the top left to get out of Edit mode.

6. Then tap ยœDone located in the bottom left corner. Keep tapping "Done" to exit out of all Bookmarks functions.


Those are all the steps! You've now installed the Kinnective bookmarklet on your iPhone.


On Android


Be careful to follow the steps sequentially, leaving nothing out.


Copy the Kinnective bookmarklet code

To copy the code below, press and hold on the text area that holds the code, and then release. The screen keyboard should appear. Press and release on the text area again. You should then see the little tooltip menu. Choose "Select All" from the tooltip menu. You will now see another tooltip menu. Select "Copy" from the second menu.



Update the temporary bookmark with the code for the bookmarklet

1. Tap on the bookmark icon at the top right of the browser screen. (be careful here, you may be inclined to go back to the share button, and that's not what we're talking about. It's the open book we want). This will pull up your bookmarks.

2. Select "Add bookmark" at the top of the Bookmarks screen

3. Change the name of the bookmark if you wish. We suggest calling the bookmark "Kinnective." Just press and hold on the title to get the tooltip meny that allows you to "Select All," then "Cut" and type in new name, if you wish.

4. Next, press and hold down on the URL shown. When the little tool menu appears, select "Select All" and then "Paste."

5. Hit the Bookmarks button at the top left to get out of Edit mode. Then tap ยœDone located in the bottom left corner. Keep tapping "Done" to exit out of all Bookmarks functions.


Those are all the steps! You haย™ve now installed the Kinnective bookmarklet on your Android device.