Pocket Bookmarklet for iPad

When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to setup the Pocket bookmarklet on your Apple iPad.

We will need to create a bookmark and then go back and edit the bookmark to include the JavaScript code for the Pocket bookmarklet. The steps that we will be following are similar to the other tutorials on this site — only we will be inserting the code for Pocket.

Install the Pocket bookmarklet on the iPad

We will complete the following steps via the iPad.

Prepare your iPad & open this tutorial in mobile Safari

  • From your iPad, go to “Settings” and tap on “Safari.” Set Always Show Bookmarks Bar to “ON.” Set JavaScript to “ON.” Set Accept Cookies to “From visited.”
  • Next, open the Safari app and open this current page (go to iosbookmarklets.com and search for “Pocket” and select the tutorial for the iPad).
  • Now copy the code in the section (Pocket bookmarklet code)

Create a temporary bookmark in mobile Safari

Next, tap on the share icon (square with a right arrow) at the top of your Safari page and tap “Add Bookmark.” Ensure that it will be saving to the “Bookmarks Bar” and then hit “Save.”

Update the temporary bookmark with the code for the bookmarklet

  1. Now tap on the bookmark icon (open book) to pull up your bookmarks. Tap on the “Bookmarks Bar” folder. Then tap “Edit” in the top corner of your window.
  2. Select the bookmark that you just created. Change the name to something of your choice – perhaps ‘Pocket’ or ‘+ Pocket’.
  3. Next, erase the URL shown and paste the bookmarklet code for Pocket (press and hold, then release, then tap “Paste”).
  4. Hit “Bookmarks Bar” located in the bottom top left corner to go back. Tap “Done” located in the top right corner. Tap the bookmark icon to make it disappear.

Those are all the steps! You’ve now installed the Pocket bookmarklet on your iPad.

Pocket bookmarklet code

To copy the code below — press and hold on the code and then release; then adjust the blue overlay so it covers the entire code, and tap “Copy.”


Video Tutorial: How to Setup the Pocket Bookmarklet on an Apple iPad

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Image credit: Getpocket.com
Bookmarklet code credit: http://getpocket.com/add

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  1. Desarticuline says

    Didn’t work for me – got “Error Saving”. Doesn’t seem to be anything on their site about using a bookmarklet now, it’s all about using the app, which is annoying if you still use an iPad 1 (which is limited to iOS 5.1.1), as the app needs iOS 6.

  2. Helper says

    The code in this post won’t work. Pocket generates a unique bookmarklet code for each user.

    Open the Pocket app, go to Help, then How to Save and select Mobile Safari from the list. It will open an installer with your code.

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