Designed for Efficiency: the Updated Web Clipper for Chrome

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 17 Jul 2014

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 17 Jul 2014

Millions of users love using the Web Clipper for Chrome to collect the web because it’s incredibly fast and simple. Today’s updates to the Web Clipper (version 6.2) make the experience of saving online content even more streamlined.

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We’ve completely redesigned the Web Clipper to let you be more efficient at each step. Let’s take a look.

Thoughtful Layout

The footprint of the Web Clipper has been reduced to display only the most important functions for any given moment. The new, more compact design is also a better fit for any screen size, so you can view more of your content while clipping.


Distraction-free clipping
The save button is more prominent in the Clipper’s new design, and it’s also been mapped to the enter/return key so you can clip without even clicking. This efficient layout and function lets you quickly clip what you want and get right back to what you were doing.


Straightforward annotation
Annotation tools are hidden from view until you take a screenshot. Once you’ve selected the area you want to mark up with the crosshairs, they pop to the forefront.


Do more with your clip
Once you’ve finished clipping, you will see a panel that allows you to set a reminder on the note you just created. This lets you notify yourself and others who have access to the note to follow up and revisit the clip later. It’s a great way to remember plane and hotel reservations, gifts for birthdays, and other time-sensitive information.

You can also share your clip with a friend or colleague from this screen.

Options for Advanced Clippers

You don’t have to be a pro at using the Web Clipper to appreciate these updates, but in 6.2 we’ve added some much-requested features that avid clippers will love:

Improved notebook selection
Find notebooks and tags faster in the new drop down menu, which filters to display possible options as you start typing each word.

When you decide to clip an article, full page, or simplified article, the Highlighter is automatically selected by default so you can mark up pages without missing a beat.

Default behaviors
No matter your preferred workflow, the new Web Clipper has a range of options to make clipping web pages as rich or as light as you want. You can hide or reveal related notes to focus in on your clipped content, or, for an even lighter experience, you can hide the post-clip panel entirely by selecting ‘Automatically close Clipper’ in the After Clip section.

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Try out the new Clipper in your Chrome browser and let us know what you think!


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  • Augusto

    Amazing! Where’s the Firefox version? 🙂

  • John

    The web clipper in Chrome was already pretty good, but nice to see more improvements. The one which needs the most work is the web clipper for Firefox

  • Dale

    What happened to the email clipper i used it all the time now its gone??????

  • cedpoit

    Good news.
    Unfortunately the Firefox Web Clipper still lags behind. It is buggy and most of its Chrome counterpart features are missing.
    Any Firefox update in the pipeline in the near future?

  • Ahmet A. Sabancı

    Are you planning to make these upgrades on Firefox version? All looks perfect but I really want to use it on my main browser.

  • James

    Thanks for the overall great update, however – when attempting to capture the upper right corner of websites, especially if I want to highlight a mouse-over menu, the new screenshot functionality makes it impossibly frustrating.

    I’m forced to move my mouse to click on the screen itself which closes the menu I’m attempting to capture whereas with the old interface it never got in the way.

    A keyboard shortcut that lets me capture the full browser window rather than needing to make use of the mouse would alleviate this issue entirely I believe.

    Two steps forward, one step back in this case – hope you can take this under consideration and keep up the excellent work, thank you!

  • ed

    It seems the ability to open a newly clipped note in the desktop client was removed. If so, why? If not, how do I get that to work?

  • Brecht

    (Still) No option to switch between 2 accounts? =(

  • Chaseme

    Any way that I can just have the text selector instead of the highlighter? I often times fire up the clipper just as a way to copy content quickly.

  • Thomas

    On Chrome/Latest (OS X 10.9.4), this version is producing a large number of errors. I was hoping for some sort of blog post saying, “Hey, we heard y’all, we found the issue, and here’s the fix!” This is, after all, an issue big enough that the community needs to hear about it (given the number/velocity of support posts appearing here and in the Chrome Extension store).

    Instead, it’s all crickets chirping … what gives?

  • Jason

    Love 6.2 …. I would agree with Brecht! I have 4 accounts with evernote and would love a streamline way of switching between accounts!

  • Mark

    How can I hide the side panel when it’s in the way? Seem like that should be a pretty basic function (important for people working with small screens)

  • Andrew Jones

    I’ve used the Web Clipper on Chrome and it’s a great add-on, but since the Google decision to restrict 3rd party add-ons I’ve moved back to FireFox. Like a great many on this thread my question is the same; ‘When are we going to get the same functionality on Firefox’ Or are we losing out to the Mac Fan Boys again………!

  • Dan godwin

    As I British user the web clipper has become impossible to use as they’ve included the UK apostrophe key has a shortcut. Quip did this too but there excellent customer support reallocated it no time. Evernote could you please do the same I use my ” ‘ ” key a lot including twice in this post. Thank you!

    • Taylor Pipes

      You should be able to change the keyboard settings. From the Web Clipper click the ‘Options’ followed by ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ and you should see the screen to alter the default shortcuts. You can also disable or enable all keyboard shortcuts.

  • Evernote User

    The new web clipper keeps popping up, making it impossible for me to type. I’ve had to disable it.

    • Evernote User

      I also would like Evernote to have the ability to create notebooks on the fly.

    • Brent

      Who binds the default shortcut key to the back tick??? –> ‘ not cool to use a single key as default shortcut. I can’t find anywhere in the Safari plugin to disable the hotkey. Seriously, I have Evernote trying to snip every page I am on since the back tick key is used for flipping between windows with the command key for users. Single key hotkey bad, QA good.

  • Pariah Burke

    I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome. I REALLY miss the efficient, sleek Webclipper. PLEASE update the Firefox version.

  • Jerry Helffrich

    I’m having trouble with the web clipper popping up saying this version is incompatible with Chrome. I am updated to 6.2, and visiting the Play store shows I have the current version. THere’s a problem here on your end….

  • David

    How about efficiency for people with multiple accounts? See below for more info:

  • Plne

    Thanks for the work Evernote. How about also adding the capacity to create a new notebook from the clipper. Seems basic good workflow.

  • Cedric

    Thank you so much for getting rid of the share button, I always clicked on it by mistake, hope we’ll see those improvements in other browsers 🙂

  • Donna

    I’m having a problem with the updated clipper in Chrome. When I need to make a correction on a page and backspace the clipper is displayed. It’s a pain to have to close it every time. Is there a way to get it to only open when I click the icon?

  • Eric

    It seems that the default keyboard shortcut to start the web clipper is the apostrophe – this means that every time I type an apostrophe in Gmail or Facebook the clipper pops up – distracting, inconvenient and needs fixing fast please! (Tried changing the keyboard shortcut without success – workround is to disable keyboard shortcuts but then lose the advantages of having the other ones)

    • Taylor Pipes

      You should be able to change the keyboard settings. From the Web Clipper click the ‘Options’ followed by ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ and you should see the screen to alter the default shortcuts. You can also disable or enable all keyboard shortcuts. Hope this helps!

  • VideoSavant

    In the old clipper, there was an option to view the clip and set the default for either the web version of Evernote or the desktop version. Now, it appears that the only way to view clips is in the browser — am I missing something?

  • worric

    Nice! Can we get a Firefox version as well?

  • Antonio

    The web clipper for the ‘Simplified Formatting’ option is too large and covers the right-corner side of some texts, complicating the reading experience. Please fix this.

  • Casey

    Bummed to not see more focus on Firefox.

  • Jaime

    I also request an update to the Firefox clipper. Do you have any news about this?

  • Chris

    Still cannot believe there’s no Safari extension, nor even mention (or question) of it?

  • Brian

    Over 28 Comments and NO response from Evernote. Very disappointing.

    My Chrome browser is getting bloated, and I’m thinking of going back to Firefox.

  • David

    I don’t know how many times we have to ask.. but please put back in multi-account support. Why it was taken out when your desktop products support it shows lack of product consistency. Using two-factor authentication on accounts makes the clipper unusable when switching (if I have to waste a minute each time I want to switch). Please fix it.

    • Jakob

      There’s a beta version for the new Firefox Clipper available here

  • Andrew

    I hear people crying for a Firefox version… am I alone in hoping for a Safari version sooner than later?

  • Lee

    I have little hope that Evernote is listening here, but here goes. My two biggest complaints about the clipper still weren’t addressed here:

    1. Create a new notebook on the fly (mentioned here many times; this is so basic and a gaping UX whiff)

    2. Command-Enter to save (my typical flow: click the clipper toolbar icon, mouse down to the tags, type to enter, then mouse again to Save; that’s a lot of mousing for a productivity tool)

  • Sister Theresa

    I am trying to install the web clipper but I can’t find anything that tells me how. I have google chrome and I have evernote. How do I get the webclipper?

  • Mohammad A. Nilforooshan

    Thank you Evernote! I’m very pleased with the highlight function, which now is not limited to “Clip Screenshot”.