Pagezipper: Merge and Display Multi page Content On One Single page
By on November 1st, 2009

While browsing multi page content on websites, you might have come across lengthy articles spread across multiple pages. Typically, list posts with a large number of items are distributed among different pages and you have to hit the “Next” link at the end of every item to read the next page. With Pagezipper, you can merge all the “Next” links of a post into one and read the entire article in one single page.

How to Install Pagezipper

Installing Pagezipper is easy and pretty straightforward. You can use the Pagezipper Firefox extension or drag and drop the Pagezipper bookmarklet in the bookmarks toolbar. If you are using Internet Explorer, right click the bookmarklet and select “Add to favorites”.

How to use Pagezipper

To understand how Pagezipper works, let’s take an example of a page which is distributed among multiple pages and contains a “Next” link at the bottom of each list entry. We will use a Google search result page to illustrate the example.

I did a search for the term “Techie-buzz” and was shown 120,000 results spread across 10 consecutive pages.

google-search-result

Now comes the real fun. I want to see all the search results in one single page and without having to click the “Next page” links placed all the way bottom. While on the search result page, just click the Pagezipper bookmarklet and it will automatically merge all the pages into one single page. When you scroll to the bottom of the page, the next page is added and you are given two buttons on the right top of the page. These buttons show you the count of which page you are in and how many pages you have browsed in the “group of pages”. Subsequent pages are added automatically once you scroll down. You can navigate between pages using hot keys too(control+up and control+down).

To see another example visit this blog post. It contains a series of 50 list entries distributed among 50 pages.

How Pagezipper can be useful

Pagezipper can be particularly useful when

  • You want to see all the search results of a particular query in one single page without having to load the next page.
  • You are reading a lengthy list post containing a large number of entries spread across multiple pages.
  • You are browsing an image gallery and want to see all the images at one place. Pagezipper can resize the image thumbnails and you can navigate between the different pages using the control+down, control+up arrow keys.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Pagezipper is cool and does what it says. The important thing is that it’s browser independant. So you can use it as a bookmarklet in Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer as well as Firefox. The only downside is that it may not work in some webpages where the “Next” link is loaded using Javascripts.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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