I love Evernote’s Web Clipper. There, I’ve said it. In fact, web clipping represents about 75% of my Evernote use. I clip articles, recipes, music reviews, stuff I want, places to eat, and gift ideas. In other words, tons and tons of clips. That’s why today’s announcement makes me a little giddy: the Web Clipper just got a jillion times better.
Besides looking snazzier, we’ve added a new feature called Quicknote, which lets you create a quick text note right from the browser without launching Evernote.
How the new clipper works
- Clipping: Highlight a portion of the page, then click the Web Clipper. Evernote will clip any text, links, and image into your account complete with the source URL. If you want to clip the entire page, select all (CTRL+A, CMD+A) then click.
- Quicknote: If you click WITHOUT selecting anything, the Quicknote appears, letting you to create a new text note right inside the Web Clipper popup. You can even grab the URL of the page you’re viewing for future reference.
Being able to clip what I need and create notes without switching to Evernote is a huge time saver, especially for those of us who spend a large portion of their day in the browser. Sweet!
The Web Clipper bookmarklet works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. There is also a Firefox extension. Get the Web Clipper on the Evernote downloads page.
Please note: If you already have the FF extension installed, you will need to restart your browser to get the updated extension. Or, go to the Mozilla site to download the latest version.