What is Web Clipper?
The Evernote Web Clipper is an extension for your web browser. It makes it easy to save (& markup) material from your browser to your Evernote account. You can clip in various ways:
- full page
- marked up page (with your notes added with Skitch)
Why Note Links useful
If you’ve ever conducted any kind of research online, you’ll have found yourself looking for a way to keep, collate and recall the interesting pieces that you find.
This applies to pretty much any kind of research project, including:
- your next blog post,
- your new web design,
- home improvement DIY instructions,
- Wedding/party ideas,
- gift ideas for Christmas, Birthdays & Anniversaries,
- Easter Bonnet ideas for the kids,
- Recipe ideas for a family get together, and
- full blown research tasks for school, Uni or work.
The Web Clipper easily connects your online research to the power of your Evernote account. So you can save all your ‘Wedding Ideas’ in that notebook, straight from your web browser.
How to install & use Web Clipper
Installation and use depends on the device you wish to use it on, and requires separate set-up on each. This post will address installing & using the extension in your web browser. The next post will show you how to install in your iPhone & iPad Safari browsers.
Installing Web Clipper Extension in your Web Browser
- Using your preferred browser, go to http://evernote.com/webclipper/
- You’ll see a download button, which will have selected the right extension depending on your browser.
- Go ahead and download the extension
- Follow the instructions for your browser.
I did this for Chrome, which allows me to add the extension directly to the browser.
Using Web Clipper in your Browser
Once it has been downloaded and installed, it’s easy to use. Again, my example is with Chrome.
- When you want to clip something, find the Web Clipper icon in your menu bar.
- This brings up the clipping options palette on the right hand side of your browser.
- Now choose how you would like your resource saved.
- Clipping format – article, simple article, full page, bookmark, screenshot
- Markup – Skitch mark up options
- File info – Notebook & Tags
- Share or Save
- Choosing ‘Save’ will send your page to Evernote.
Evernote Power User Series
This is the third tip in a series of articles designed to enhance your Evernote experience.
You might also like to read the last tip : How to Use NoteLinks.
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