News

The All New Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome

The All New Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Sep 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Sep 2013

Comment

From the mind-blowing to the mundane, our daily web routine is packed with moments of inspiration and learning. In the span of a few minutes, we may discover a new design direction, plan our next vacation and make progress on research. Each of these activities is important and needs to be captured, but sometimes simply saving isn’t enough. You may want to add your own thoughts to the saved pages or share your findings with friends.

That thinking led us to completely redesign our popular Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome. It’s all new, super powerful and amazingly simple. Let’s take a look.

New users: Get the Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome »
Existing users: The extension will update automatically.

If you don’t use the Chrome browser, we recommend getting it. Install Google Chrome »

The All New Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome

 

The new Web Clipper combines the classic features you’re used to with new capabilities from across our family of apps, all wrapped in a sleek, new look and feel.

The Big Redesign

The first thing you’ll notice is the Web Clipper’s new look. When you click on the elephant icon, the Clipper panel slides in from the right, exposing all the features from top to bottom. Some sections, like tags and notebooks, pop out to let you conveniently choose what you need.

clipper_sidebar

New Ways to Clip

Let’s take a look at both the familiar and the new clipping options.

  • Article: Clips the body content of the page, including images, links and styles
  • Selection: Clips the text and images that you highlight
  • Bookmark (NEW): Creates a note containing a snippet of the page and the URL
  • Simplified (NEW): We brought in features from our Clearly extension to strip the page of all distractions for easy reading and clean clipping

clipper_bookmark

Markup and Screenshots

We’re bringing features from our Skitch app right into the Web Clipper to let you overlay shapes, arrows and text on top of the page you’re viewing. Choose from the available markup tools to point out something interesting or to give design feedback to a coworker. When you’re finished, you can either save or share your work. If you change your mind, hit ESC and you’ll return to the original page.

clipper_markup

One important note: when you start using a Markup tool, the Web Clipper takes a screenshot of the visible screen area only. It doesn’t capture the entire page.

Sharing

The Web Clipper has always been great at saving the things you find interesting. Now, it lets you share them as well. Anything you do, from clipping to markup, can be shared with friends and colleagues over email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

clipper_share

Smart and Simple
We’ve added a ton of new capabilities in this new version, but we kept the Clipper as quick and smart as ever. If all you want to do is clip the page, simply click the icon and then click Save. The content will be saved to Evernote and our Smart Filing feature will make sure that the page is organized within your account just the way you like it.

Add a Reminder

Frequently, we clip things just to have them, not because we’re looking to take any specific action. Other times, those clips are directly related to upcoming projects or meetings. In addition to organizing your clips, you can add a Reminder to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. To add a Reminder to a clip, click on the alarm clock icon in the popup that appears after you finish clipping something.

clipper_reminder

More to Come

Big redesigns always come with big opportunities for expansion. We’ve spent the past several months building the Web Clipper 6 and there’s still a lot more we plan on doing. Get it today and let us know what you think.

If you want to learn more, check out our Web Clipper for Chrome Product Guide »

The Evernote Conference

If you’re looking to expand your Evernote skills and learn how to use it for like, work and everything in between, then join us on September 26th and 27th in San Francisco for the Evernote event of the year. Get your tickets now »

Premium

Evernote Premium

Upgrade for features to help you live and work smarter.

Go Premium
View more stories in 'News'

63 Comments RSS

  • AndrewSinkov

    The Clearly extension has a number of additional features, including customizing how text appears, text-to-speech, and related notes.

  • AndrewSinkov

    We do plan on bringing it to other platforms in the future. For now, these features are only available on Chrome.

  • AndrewSinkov

    Those are available in the Clearly extension.

  • AndrewSinkov

    Hitting ESC cancels out of the clipping mode.

  • Jakob Bignert

    The highlighter actually does double duty – you can highlight both in HTML clips and in screenshot clips.
    1) If you are in article, simplified article or full page clip you can use the highlighter tool to do HTML highlights that will carry over to the note.
    2) In other preview modes clicking highlighter will create a screenshot and you can do image highlighter.

    This behavior takes a little getting used to but after that it makes perfect sense.

  • Jakob Bignert

    It’s coming to Firefox, stay tuned.

  • Jakob Bignert

    Yepp, coming to Safari within short.

    • Roland van Paridon

      Awesome, I’ll wait for the safari update since I love the way it sync to all my iDevices.

  • Jakob Bignert

    It’s coming but I’m not comfortable setting a date, it is one of our priorities though.

  • Jakob Bignert

    We’re aware about some issues on smaller screen sizes. Working on a fix for that.

  • Jakob Bignert

    Can you post the URL you are trying to clip so we can troubleshoot this?

  • Jakob Bignert

    You need to run Chrome stable. Please update your browser.

  • Jakob Bignert

    You can still use the Up / Down to expand or contract the article selection. Left / Right arrows have been re-assigned to other functions.

  • Jakob Bignert

    The default behavior of the Clipper is to remember your last used action and start in that on next use. It sounds like you are using Simplified article (where sidebar is hidden as default) This can be changed in the options page.

    • ryanstenson

      Regardless of what it is, even if its simplified, I still have to open it every time to actually save it

  • Jakob Bignert

    A few tips:
    - Try the keyboard shortcuts.
    - Visit the options page and set your default clip action to your most used type of clip.
    - When the Clipper is open ‘N’ will open the notebook dialog. ‘T’ will open the Tag dialog.

    ENTER is always mapped to Save so clipping being a 2 click flow is still very much the case.

    • Conor Kenny

      It used to be so easy to use tab to click over to the tags, which is what I used most, and then hit “enter.” Now a one-click operation is a several-click operation, all up and down the right side of the window. Any tips? Because this sucks and has made the simple process of tagging and saving an article (you know, the basic function of Evernote – who decided we needed ANOTHER “share” program/link/extension/bookmark) much more arduous.

    • Eikuulu Sulle

      Yea, let’s go the Windows 8 way! I assume the next version will add a hidden button to top left corner (as far away from the “save” as possible) that pops out when you hover over it and after clicking the save and this you also have to draw a huge S in the middle of the screen with your mouse to actually save the text – or use (and memorize) dozens of cryptic key combinations for a simple clipper. Thanks, but no thanks.

      I’ve got a 30inch monitor. So far I haven’t seen anything I like about the new clipper. It stretches all the way through the side of my screen and requires lots more concentration compared to the compact box we had before. Should I not remember the key bindings I’d be moving my mouse cursor miles more every year. Makes sense? No, not really. In addition to that the clipper now spams me “related pages” which are in no way related to what I’m clipping. Ever. Even if they were, why should I care? I’m not trying to find something from my collection, I’m trying to add to it. I’m working. Let me do it and stop spamming useless junk on my screen. There used to be a checkbox which allowed me to get them to disappear at least for a while. It’s probably also replaced by some obscure key binding I should be aware of.

      *sigh* Please, at least beta test your changes, don’t go the Microsoft way and try to provide the worst possible user experience. The previous version was just fine. I would’ve loved to stay there. Now the only way is to randomly click shortened urls in some discussion chain trying to find a way to bring it back – yes, I saw someone point to a discussion on how to get rid of this new monstrosity but after reading though the whole chain twice I was left with the option that it’s one of those links. I don’t click them unless I know where they’re taking me.

  • jan890

    I’m having the same problem on my laptop. Also, I wonder how I can cancel once I’ve opened the clipper.

  • jan890

    I’m having the same problem on my laptop. Also, I wonder how I can cancel once I’ve opened the clipper.

  • walk0080

    v6.0 of the plug-in on Chrome Version 29.0.1547.66 m is not working. Clicking the save or share buttons does nothing. Also often does not slide out. Disabling other extensions, restart Chrome… made no difference. Totally non-functional.

  • Kelicia

    Ditto. I tried all the Clip formats but the P and E shortcuts did nothing.

  • outsidedan

    Another vote for being able to move the selection with left and right arrows. This was quite useful.

  • Larry Piper

    So far, I hate it. I’m trying to clip an item from the tax assessor’s data base for the town of Claremont, NH, and all I get in Evernote is a blank page. When I clipped some similar items a month ago, the old clipper worked just fine. For me, this is a step backwards, partly because it doesn’t work and partly because the confusing interface wastes a lot of my time to figure out. I just want to clip and be done with it, not F* around with a bunch of vague options which may or may not work.

  • Larry Piper

    Sorry, I should also have asked. Is there any way to revert to the old clipper that actually did what I needed?

  • Glenn

    Looks fine, but as I am always changing options and notebooks in context with what I’m doing it just slows me down even more.

    Would be nice if a “Power User” option was available with single click options for type of note and notebook selections.

    Can that worthless popup box get removed that pops up after saving a note? The one with “Open in Evernote” and “Related Notes” that you have to click closed button on. I just want to save the note and move on to another page or read more on the page without clicking to close the popup.

    Also, I don’t see a short cut to the web based Evernote page on the sidebar. It used to be you could click on the clipper then click on the elephant head icon and it would just take you to the web-based note section of your login. Now I have to actually navigate to the site manually. Once again, it slows me down. I can add a shortcut on my bookmarks bar, but my bar-space is already full.

  • Glenn

    Looks fine, but as I am always changing options and notebooks in context with what I’m doing it just slows me down even more.

    Would be nice if a “Power User” option was available with single click options for type of note and notebook selections.

    Can that worthless popup box get removed that pops up after saving a note? The one with “Open in Evernote” and “Related Notes” that you have to click closed button on. I just want to save the note and move on to another page or read more on the page without clicking to close the popup.

    Also, I don’t see a short cut to the web based Evernote page on the sidebar. It used to be you could click on the clipper then click on the elephant head icon and it would just take you to the web-based note section of your login. Now I have to actually navigate to the site manually. Once again, it slows me down. I can add a shortcut on my bookmarks bar, but my bar-space is already full.

  • ryanstenson

    I’d also like the clipper to include two features on Readability – printing and showing related notes (especially the latter)

  • DotWhatever

    I love the attempt at expanded functionality (especially the screen shot), but a fail in terms of usability and stability. Chrome Clipper used to be a transparent part of my workflow and now, when it works, it is intrusive. No longer clip and go.

  • Heng Tee Khor

    it lost its ability to clip PDF files already… Am I right ?

  • Malik Conn

    The design and UI looks amazing, but functionality is severely lacking. You are able to clip PDFs, but not websites. This is very disappointing, as I am a student and am in need of saving articles and website clips for school. There should at least be an option to revert to the old version so that people who save 15-20 clips a day can continue doing that until a stable release is published.

  • Quin Quilitz

    Happy people don’t write comments. I’ll make an exception today, because the new clipper for me is such a vast step up in everything, I have to add my voice to the strangely negative mix on this page. Functions, layout, tools, it all works so much better for me than the previous version in so many ways. And again, it took me about 3 seconds to figure out how it works. The usability is flawless in my eyes. I don’t share the view of some other people here of things working less good. They work different, but better, and in some instances even remarkably better.

    Just an hour ago I discovered the Evernote presentation mode and got into a frenzy about how awesome it is, and now, 5 minutes ago I saw this. You’re really handing it to me to me today, Evernote. I think they call that a double whammy. Who are you guys? I’m astounded and intimidated and freaked out (in a good way). How do you keep everyone in the team in line and on target heading for quality? Whipping? Anyway, thanks for these two presents today. Greatly appreciated.

  • Quin Quilitz

    Happy people don’t write comments. I’ll make an exception today, because the new clipper for me is such a vast step up in everything, I have to add my voice to the strangely negative mix on this page. Functions, layout, tools, it all works so much better for me than the previous version in so many ways. And again, it took me about 3 seconds to figure out how it works. The usability is flawless in my eyes. I don’t share the view of some other people here of things working less good. They work different, but better, and in some instances even remarkably better.

    Just an hour ago I discovered the Evernote presentation mode and got into a frenzy about how awesome it is, and now, 5 minutes ago I saw this. You’re really handing it to me to me today, Evernote. I think they call that a double whammy. Who are you guys? I’m astounded and intimidated and freaked out (in a good way). How do you keep everyone in the team in line and on target heading for quality? Whipping? Anyway, thanks for these two presents today. Greatly appreciated.

  • Kim

    I would like to have my default setting be to clip in simplified article mode but it is very frustrating that for some reason in this mode the clipper hides as soon as it is opened. I thus have to always reopen the sidebar by navigating up to the arrow key then navigating down to the save button. It used to be much easier and would be great again if 1) using simplified mode didn’t automatically hide the side bar, and 2) the save button was at the top of the screen for quick navigation. It would also be great to be able to set a default notebook to save to – it appears right now you can only choose ‘smart filing’ (which gets confused with my system of one file for things I have read and one for those to be read at a later date which Evernote will not be able to predict) or I can choose ‘last used’, but would be great to set one as the default. Thank you.

  • Kevin

    In the previous version of Clipper, you used to be able to Save a webpage while also naming what that clipped page will be. Now it seems as though you have to Clip, then open the clipped page, and then rename it from what it was automatically named as. This is cumbersome. Am I missing something and making this more complicated than it is?

  • Rip Verkerke

    What happened to auto-tagging? In the previous version of the web clipper, I found this feature incredibly useful. It appears to be gone in Version 6. Am I missing something?

  • Matt Bullock

    Great idea, loved it. Then it just stopped working. Not so good! Anybody experienced the same?

  • ademaster25

    How can I log out of the web clipper? there used to be a one time every time login with the previous version.

  • Mark LaFlamme

    Man, I had just gotten to the point where I could clip an article to the proper notebook, with tags, without even thinking about it. The never version looks cool and all, but it seems a little more tedious. Maybe it’s just a learning curve. To me, it feels like fixing that which wasn’t broken.

  • Tessa Neill

    So glad the clipper is working again- I sure missed it.

    I’m wondering why there is no option to share to Google +?

  • Mike McFarlane

    Looks pretty, but it’s a usability fail. Takes 20-30seconds to clip an article or page. To enter tags or change the notebook you have to wait for a flyout to, well, flyout. And the save button is right at the bottom of the screen, ie far away from where you are usually working working with the mouse.
    Un-impressed, I might have a look at kippt as an alternative as this is essentially unusable for busy people.

  • Brendon M

    I still cannot create a folder from the Clipper. I cannot believe I’d be the only one who wants this!?

  • Brendon M

    I still cannot create a folder from the Clipper. I cannot believe I’d be the only one who wants this!?

  • Henry Wijaya

    Any update on the web clipper for Safari yet? :(

    • Erico F.

      And for Firefox, as on the Chrome?

  • evernote

    waaating intently for the above feature !!!

  • evernote

    waaating intently for the above feature !!!

  • evernote

    waaating intently for the above feature !!!

  • evernote

    waaating intently for the above feature !!!

  • chris tranter

    any fix for this ‘ key conflict? it’s driving me up the wall :(

  • Bill

    One small suggestion – I use Clipper in Chrome to save off tons of articles to read later. The elephant on the task bar is very handy. Make it turn green or something if I’ve already clipped the page I’m viewing. Small change, nice helper to avoid double clipping.

  • Erico F.

    Great add-on! Evernote is great!

  • Jakob Bignert

    Clipping entire pages is something we are considering for a future release.

  • Jakob Bignert

    We’re fixing the shortcut conflict with Gmail, the intention is that Clipper shortcuts are only active when user has started the Clipper. Customizing the shortcuts is on the roadmap.

  • Kyle Crocker

    I’m having a similar issue with the ` key being used by gmail to switch between inbox tabs and simultaneously activating the clipper.

  • Jakob Bignert

    The default behavior of the Clipper is to start in the action that you last used. So if you made a Simplified article clip the next time it will start in that mode (we’re assuming users often make the same type of clips). You can change this behavior on the options page ‘Default clip action’.

  • Dan

    +1 the old control was close to your clipper button, so you didn’t need to move the cursor as far to put in tags, and it stayed open. If you press t for tag, this brings out the menu, but afterwards it just hangs there awkwardly and you then need to bring the control panel out anyway to press save.

  • Jakob Bignert

    What OS and browser version are you using?

  • W Smith

    Unfortunately, at least on my Mac Chrome, this is no longer a hot link and contains metadata. Sometimes the metadata is helpful to keyword find the link, but otherwise unhelpful. :-(

  • Kelicia

    You can right click the selection and choose “Clip selection” from the Evernote Web Clipper context menu.

  • jan890

    Its working better now thanks. At first I had to reload the extension a few times. Then the SAVE and SHARE buttons were masking other options. Then it wasn’t clear how to change notebooks and add tags. I’d click on something and nothing would happen, or the wrong option was selected.

    It’s responding better now.

    Now I’m wondering how to cancel when I decide I don’t want to clip the article?

  • PhishbowlMD

    Thanks! I will default to “full page,” which leaves the menu open. I noticed that “simplified” is the only option that automatically retracts the menu.