We’ve received a ton of useful, and loud, feedback since launching the new web clipper bookmarklet. In response, we just added two much-requested features: full web page clipping and longer “Remember Me” sessions.
Don’t forget, the web clipper bookmarklet works on various platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and in numerous browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome).
Also, there’s a big update to the Firefox add-on for Mac. More on that below.
Clipping the full page
Clipping the full page is super simple:
- Click on the bookmarklet without selecting anything
- Check the “Clip full page” checkbox
- Click Save
Whoa, you say, that’s one more click than it used to be! Not so fast: we’ll remember your choice for next time, so you only need to check that box once. If you want to create a Quicknote, simply uncheck that box, add some text to the note, and click Save. Best of both worlds, etc.
Please be aware that clipping the full page grabs all the text and images, but not necessarily the formatting. If you want to capture a page with formatting, we suggest using the Clip to PDF function available in the Safari Clipper for Mac.
We will remember you
Gone are the days of constantly logging into the web clipper. Now, when you click “Remember me,” Evernote will keep you logged in for about a week, unless you explicitly log out. This functionality is at the mercy of your browser cookie/security settings. So, if your browser doesn’t allow Evernote to do its thing, you may still have to log in every time.
Firefox Clipper update for Mac users
Today, Mac users get a big Firefox Clipper update. You will see the change only if you have the desktop version of Evernote installed.
Now, clipped web content is sent directly to Evernote on your desktop, instead of first going to your web account. This makes clipping significantly faster, as it doesn’t show you a popup or ask you to sign in. In the application Clipping preferences you can choose whether to have the new note come to the front for quick tagging and editing. It’s up to you. If you prefer the old functionality, simply install the Clip to Evernote bookmarklet into you FF link bar.
We will have a more comprehensive clipping blog post very soon, which will describe the various web and desktop clipping options available in Evernote.