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Clip PDFs You See Online With The Chrome Web Clipper

Clip PDFs You See Online With The Chrome Web Clipper

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 15 Jan 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 15 Jan 2013

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Evernote’s Web Clippers help you save all of the interesting, inspiring and valuable things that you find online. Today, the Chrome Clipper gets a new capability that makes it even more powerful: clipping PDFs.

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Whether you’re doing research or reading a product manual, you’ll often find yourself with a PDF open in your browser. Saving that PDF to your computer and then placing it into a useful location is not a simple or pleasant experience. With the Web Clipper’s new PDF clipping feature, that’s all about to change.

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When you view a PDF in your browser, simply click the Web Clipper icon. You can assign a destination notebook, tags and some additional notes. That’s all. The PDF will be placed into your Evernote account and synched so that you can view it from any computer or device where Evernote is installed.

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Evernote Premium users get even more out of this new capability by using PDF Clipping together with the Premium PDF Search feature, which makes any of the clipped PDFs searchable. Get Evernote Premium »

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  • Rubslopes

    Evernote is simply the best app/service for everything. I’m not only a proud premium user, but also a huge fan. This new feature makes it even more awesome :D

  • Grant Palin

    Awesome. I occasionally download PDFs from the web only to import them into Evernote for archival / future reference. Having one less step in the process is welcome!

  • Pierre Andersson

    Oh, great! Any plans to expand this to the Safari Web Clipper?

    • Jakob Bignert

      Yes, planned for next Safari release.

    • Connie Chan

      Yes, there’s already a public beta of it: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/33918-safari-web-clipper-595-beta-adds-pdf-clipping/

  • riyas504

    Pretty service. Now Evernote is my event calendar also!!

  • Satish K

    Bring it on to Safari asap. I know you guys would do eventually :)

  • Matt Noodle Clark

    That’s great,
    I’d like to see improvement on the rendering of web pages when clipped though. I’d recommend taking a look at how Pocket does it for some inspiration!

  • roschler

    Excellent! I have wanted this for a long time. :)

  • Adel Refaat

    Great, this is very useful

  • Jakob Bignert

    Coming soon on Safari…

  • Caroline Beavon

    I’ve always had a “Save to Evernote” folder on my desktop, which automatically imports anything put into it!

    So I save/drag PDFs (and any other files) in this folder, which is as quick as this method – but great that Evernote are evolving the clipper-system!

  • Michael

    Any plans to expand this to an Ipad app version?

  • AndrewSinkov

    There’s a nice iOS clipping app called EverClip (one of our DevCup finalists), which you should try.

  • Lex Martirano

    Hi, I can’t get Web Clip to work on my iPad. I have Evernote and I tried to download Evernote Web Clipper, but to no avail. Any suggestions?

    • amuramoto

      Evernote Web Clipper is currently only supported on Safari for Mac.

      • Lex Martirano

        Thanks. That would explain it.

  • Sebastian Steinlechner

    Hm, now why keeps it reminding me of this new feature for every pdf that I view? How can I turn of the “did you know..” bubble?

  • amuramoto

    We are working on fixing this issue.

  • Vivek

    What about firefox?

  • swolking

    I really like the ability to clip pdf’s that I find through Chrome (which I’m using on a Mac.)

    My question: Is there, or will there be, a way to annotate those pdf’s after they have been saved into Evernote? In particular, I need the ability to highlight key info in documents.

    • AndrewSinkov

      Yes, you can annotate PDFs in Evernote. You’ll need our Skitch application. Once you it, click on the little annotation icon (heart stamp) in the note containing the PDF to get started.

      • swolking

        I already have Skitch, but don’t understand your instruction above. The Skitch icon is in my desktop menu bar and on my dock. When I tried opening up a in pdf previously-created note but I didn’t see any icon “in the note” that I can click on. If I click on the heart in the desktop menu bar, the options it gives involve taking screen shots. I want to be able to highlight the document that I have already saved.

      • swolking

        I already have Skitch, but don’t understand your instruction above. The Skitch icon is in my desktop menu bar and on my dock. When I tried opening up a in pdf previously-created note but I didn’t see any icon “in the note” that I can click on. If I click on the heart in the desktop menu bar, the options it gives involve taking screen shots. I want to be able to highlight the document that I have already saved.