Make.text is a bookmarklet for turning a web page into Markdown syntax.

It works in Firefox 2 (Linux and Mac), Safari 2 (Mac), Konqueror 3.5 (Linux), and Opera 9 (Linux and Mac).

It does not work in Internet Explorer (and I don’t have a Windows machine to debug it on).

I’m told it does not work with Omniweb 5.5.

To install it, drag » Make.text « to your bookmarks toolbar.

To use the bookmarklet, visit the web page you want to convert, and click on the “Make.text” item in your toolbar. A new window will open with the Markdown syntax for the page.

If you use Firefox, the Aardvark extension is a useful companion tool. Aardvark lets you delete elements from a web page in your browser. I use it before Make.text to get rid of ads and other content that I don’t want to save.


Make.text is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.

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—Trevor Jim