Clipping web pages ranks as one of the most popular uses for Evernote. Whenever you see a great article, piece of research, recipe, home improvement idea, product review, or just about anything else, clip it into Evernote where you’ll have it saved forever.
Today, we launched an update to our Google Chrome Extension, which includes a number of powerful new capabilities. Get the Evernote Google Chrome Extension from the Chrome Gallery or restart your browser if you already have the extension installed.
New right-click options for quick clipping
Google Chrome users now get a number of options in the right-click menu that are designed to make clipping a one step process. The menu options will be different depending on what you’re trying to do:
- Clip this page: This option will grab all of the available page content and put it into your account.
- Clip selection: This option will grab only the area that you have highlighted. This can include both images and text.
- Clip image: Right click on an image to clip it into Evernote.
Each of these options will instantly clip the selected content into your default notebook. If you prefer to assign tags or choose the destination notebook, then you can use the toolbar Evernote button. The right-click menu options are ideal for those that like to clip and go. Don’t forget you can always organize your clips later, if you want.
- New note: The last option in the right-click menu is New Note. This will pop up a window with our newly redesigned Evernote Web note editor. Create your note inside the editor, hit Save and you’re done. Assign your destination notebook, tags and other attributes by clicking Show Details on the right side of the window.
All clipping now happens in the background, which means you can clip what you want and continue browsing without missing a beat. Once you clip something, a brief “Clipping” message will appear in the browser window. That’s all. You can even navigate away from the page.
The Chrome Extension allows you to view all of your notes, as well as any notes that you’ve clipped from the site you’re visiting. To view your notes, click on the appropriate green tab at the bottom of the popup that appears when you click the Evernote icon. These notes are now displayed in our new Snippet View, which makes them very easy to browse. When you see a note you like, click on it and it will open in a dedicated popup widow.
Stay signed into your account
You can say goodbye to re-entering your username and password in the Chrome Extension. When you check the Remember Me box, you will stay signed into your account permanently until you manually sign out. If you’re using a public computer, we recommend not checking Remember Me.
Lots of great features
As always, the Chrome extension can be configured to search your Evernote account whenever you do a Google search if you enable Simultaneous Search on the extension log-in screen. There are also a bunch of other great features and customizations available by right-clicking on the extension icon and selecting Options. Be sure to check them out.