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Tip Bookmarklet

This bookmarklet allows you to send money to the owner of a website quickly and easily, as long as the owner of the website provides an e-mail address. This allows you to support a site that doesn't actively request money, and will hopefully encourage more content providers to make their content available for free over the Web (without a subscription fee or per-page micropayment).

In the future, you will be able to choose which money exchange service to use with the bookmarklet; for now, the bookmarklet only works with Yahoo! PayDirect. See this chart for an explanation of why I wasn't able to make it work with PayPal, Amazon, MoneyZap, and Ecount. (The chart also gives a short comparison of some of the features offered and fees charged by the various services.)

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Bookmarklet Description Works in
tip through paydirect Lets you send a tip to the owner of a website. Details IE Moz NS4 Op7

Browsers: IE is Internet Explorer for Windows, Moz is Netscape 7 or Mozilla, NS4 is Netscape 4, and Op7 is Opera.


tip through paydirect (IE, Moz, NS4, Op7)

Lets you send a tip to the owner of a website.

Lets you send a tip to the owner of any website, as long as the website includes an e-mail address.

This version of the tip bookmarklet lets you send the money through Yahoo! PayDirect. PayDirect currently doesn't charge any fees, but they don't seem to have an e-mail address so unfortunately it doesn't look like you can send a tip to PayDirect itself.

Note: I don't have Yahoo's permission to do this, but I'm also not making money through referrals.

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Last modified April 21, 2003.