Nozbe Google Chrome extension

Nozbe has a very useful booklmarklet tool hidden away in the Nozbe settings.

This Nozbe bookmarklet available in these settings is configured (hard coded) just for the account your logged into, you can drag it to your bookmarks bar and when pressed you get to create a new Nozbe task that stores the current webpage address you are currently on as a comment. Very handy when you come across a web page that triggers the idea of a task or project you’d like to do.

Introducing my Nozbe Chrome extension

I use Google Chrome as my browser of choice and I always hide my bookmarks bar as it gives me a few more pixels of screen to view websites;

Result = The Nozbe bookmarklet is hidden.

So to solve my own problem I created this small Chrome extension that gives you a button on your Chrome tool bar that when pressed launches the existing bookmarklet code. I then added an options page to manually enter your own API key so anyone can use it. Thats the kinda guy I am!

Setup instructions

Setup is straight forward. Head to the Chrome Web store and find the extension. Click the +FREE button to install.


A pop up of the permissions the extension needs to run appears, Don’t panic. I’m not a hacker collecting your browsing history, (I will leave that to the NSA)

As the extension / bookmarklet adds your current web page to Nozbe it needs to be able to see what your doing, ie to save the webpage your currently on it needs access to it. Chrome seeks permissions to do so, so click Add. (If anyone has any concerns Im happy to share the code)


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The Extensions options page will then appear. For the Nozbe bookmarklet code to work it needs your own personal Nozbe API key. An API key is special number that allows access to parts of your Nozbe account just by using a web address, each API key is unique to each Nozbe user so only use your own API it with your own account.

To find your own Nozbe API key, click the ‘classic Nozbe settings’ link.



A new tab will open to the classic Nozbe settings page. Scroll down to the API key (notice the Bookmarklet link? Thats the Nozbe code this extension relies on) open the tab and click to reveal your API key. This will be around 35 digits long. Copy the key using <Control C> Windows or <CMD C> on Mac.




Return to the Extension options tab and paste in your Nozbe API key into the text box at the bottom <Control V> Windows or <CMD V> on Mac and press save.

A final confirmation box will pop up, click ok and your all set.

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Using the extension

Click the Nozbe button when your want to create a new Nozbe task and save the web page your currently on. A pop up (the Nozbe bookmarklet code) appears. Give your task a name and hit Enter or click the Add Action to Nozbe button.




Now when you look in your Nozbe inbox (after a sync) the task will be there, complete with the web page you were on logged as a comment.



Improvements I’d like to see?

  • Update the look and feel of the bookmarklet, whilst functional it is very much in the style of the ‘Classic’ Nozbe interface.
  • Save the address as a Link in the comments. Currently the http://addresss is saved as a standard comment, Nozbe now allows you save a comment as a specific link that creates a handy thumbnail of the page. So links would look like this.



These changes would need to be made to the actual bookmarklet backend code that the Nozbe developers maintain, If only they wasn’t so busy on the OneNozbe development! 🙂

  • ravianz

    Thanks a lot. I was searching for such solution for many days. it works brilliantly. recommended for Nozbe users 🙂

    • Pleased someone else finds it useful also! Thanks.

  • Thank you so much, this is great! 🙂
    By the way, while logging in to Classic Nozbe I realized that although I generally like new Nozbe, I really miss the contexts icons in Classic Nozbe…

  • Tamara

    Thank you!!

  • Daniela Baez

    Don’t know why, but it is not working for me 🙁 I click the nozbe check icon at the right at the URL but it doesn’t do anything….

    • Daniela Baez

      Ok, it works with some websites, and with others it doesn’t. The web site it won’t work for is:
      Can somebody make a try with this web page?

      • That is strange! The site link you gave seems not to work with the Nozbe bookmarklet, both my Chrome extension and the original Nozbe ‘Favorites’ version do nothing. Best to report it to they might be able to update the bookmarklet backend script to make this work.

  • Why don’t you put the source of this extension on Github and allow the community to help you with coding via pull requests?

  • Kevin Wiley

    It would be nice to have the option to insert current webpage url or just enter a new action. Some quick thoughts aren’t always associated with the webpage your on.
    I agree with Ringo De Smet, submit the source code and let this extension grow. It has so much potential. Or, keep it updated.

    • Hi Kevin,
      I’m not sure what good releasing my Chrome extension source code would be, my extension only puts an icon the Chrome menu that when you press launches the old Nozbe bookmarklet script held and maintained on the Nozbe servers. Any enhancements or fixes to the bookmarklet would need to be completed by Nozbe themselves.

      It appears that actual bookmarklet code has not been updated by the developers for a long time, perhaps we should all comment on the Nozbe forums asking for it to be updated?

      • The good of releasing the Chrome extension source code would be that we can all contribute on reworking it. We shouldn’t use the Nozbe bookmarklet script, but rather use the Nozbe REST API directly. We don’t need Nozbe for that.