Getting Started with Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote Web Clipper saves content from the Web into your Evernote account with just a click.
Getting Started with Evernote Web Clipper
The Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that makes it quick and easy to store just about anything you find on the web as a note in your Evernote account, including selected text, articles, and even entire webpages. A typical web bookmark will simply point to a website, which may change or be deleted over time. Evernote Web Clips are permanent snapshots of a webpage that preserve navigation, text, images and links, and are always fully searchable and available on all your devices anytime you need them.
Get Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote Web Clipper is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. You can also bookmark a special link on other browsers to add Web Clipper functionality.
Evernote Web Clipper is automatically available in Internet Explorer when you install Evernote for Windows. For other browsers, download Evernote Web Clipper from our Evernote Web Clipper page.
What Can You Do with Evernote Web Clipper?
With one click, clip part or all of any webpage, including text, images, and links.
Collect everything that inspires you online. Have it forever, even if the original goes away.
Save Content for Later
In a rush? Clip webpages to Evernote and read them later on any device you use.
To get more inspiration from Evernote users, read our Evernote Blog.
Log In to Evernote
The first time you use the Evernote Web Clipper, you will be prompted to login with your Evernote username and password.
Check Remember Me to stay logged into Evernote Web Clipper, so that it's always ready to use in your browser.
Check Search Evernote whenever you search Google to enable Related Results, which will include results from your Evernote account whenever you search the Web with Google, Bing and other search engines.
Once you have Web Clipper, start clipping from the Web.Next
Capture a Web Clip
The Evernote Web Clipper button is always available in your browser's toolbar. By pressing it, you can clip content from the current webpage, including the page's URL, as a note that is automatically saved to your Evernote account. Once a Web Clip is saved to Evernote it will never change, meaning you can refer back to it anytime, even if the original webpage has changed or is no longer available.
Opening Evernote Web Clipper
To open Evernote Web Clipper in your browser, do the following:
Firefox or Chrome: Click the Web Clipper button, located in the upper-right corner of your browser application window
Internet Explorer: Right-click on the webpage in the browser window and click Add to Evernote 4.0 in the menu
Choosing a Web Clip Type
There are four different types of Web Clips that you can capture using the Evernote Web Clipper. To view all Web Clip types, click the arrow on the Save button to select what part of the webpage you want to clip.
A preview will be displayed with the portion of the page that will be captured outlined in yellow and the rest of the page darkened.
The following Web Clip types are available:
- Save Article: This option automatically detects the main body or story of a blog, news article, or webpage. To modify the area of the webpage captured, use the arrow keys on your keyboard, according to the on-screen instructions.
- Save Selection: Select some text and/or pictures in a webpage and store only that content into a note. This option is only available if you select a portion of the page before opening the Evernote Web Clipper.
- Save Full Page: This option saves a static copy of the entire page with all navigation, headers, footers and images. This is a good option if you want to refer back to the exact look of the web page or if no article is detected automatically.
- Save URL: This saves just the URL of a note. This is useful in cases where you always want to see the most recent content on that page.
- Save PDF: This option will appear if a PDF document is currently open in your browser, and will save the entire PDF document as an attachment to a new note in your Evernote account.
Setting Web Clip Details
Once you have opened Evernote Web Clipper, you can specify a number of details about your Web Clip before saving it to your Evernote account. The following details can be specified:
- Title: The title of the new note that will created once the Web Clip is saved to your Evernote account. To make clipping content from the Web faster and easier, the title of the webpage being clipped is placed here automatically, but you can change it to anything you like.
- Notebook: The notebook where this Web Clip will be stored. Evernote's Smart Filing feature will attempt to predict and pre-select the most likely Notebook based upon how you have organized similar notes in your Evernote account. You can select a different notebook by clicking the pull-down menu, which will display all of the notebook in your Evernote account.
- Add Tags: Any tag(s) you want assigned to the Web Clip in your Evernote account. Type the name of a new or pre-existing tag. You can also assign multiple tags by separated each with a comma. As you type, Evernote Web Clipper will suggest tags that are assigned to other notes in your Evernote account. These suggestions can be clicked at any time to assign them to your Web Clip. To remove an individual tag, click the X next to the name. To remove all tags, click the X button at the far right end of the Tags field.
- Add Comment: Any additional description or text that will help you remember your notes or thoughts about this Web Clip. This field is not available in Internet Explorer.
Saving a Web Clip
To save your Web Clip to your Evernote account, click the Save button to capture the Web Clip. The content of the Web Clip and the URL of the webpage it was clipped from will be saved as a new note in your Evernote account
Once your Web Clip has successfully been saved as a note in your Evernote account, a confirmation box will be displayed.
After you clip the content, you will see a list of Related Notes.Next
Explore Related Notes
Evernote Web Clipper is more than a tool for capturing new notes, it also helps you remember other information you have saved to your Evernote account. After you capture a Web Clip, the confirmation box displays Related Notes from your Evernote account, as well as notes that you have previously captured from the same website.
Evernote chooses Related Notes by analyzing the content of your new Web Clip relative to all of the notes in your Evernote account, and attempts to present you with other notes in your Evernote account that may help inspire or remind you of other information you have stored in Evernote. You can open any of these notes by clicking the displayed preview.
Now that you have successfully created Web Clips, open your Evernote to review the notes.Next
View Web Clips in Evernote
Everything you clip from the Web with Evernote Web Clipper is stored as a note in your Evernote account. There are many ways to browse your Web Clips with Evernote, but the main options are Browsing by Notebook, Search, or Filter. You can also edit your saved Web Clips at any time by opening them in Evernote, and then editing them as you would any other note.
Browse by Notebook
By default, notes created with Evernote Web Clipper are saved in your default notebook. To access your saved Web Clip, simply browse in Evernote to the notebook it was saved to, then find it in the Note List.
Evernote makes all typed and handwritten text in your notes fully searchable, including text in images. Just enter any term that's inside your Web Clip, and you will see the note in your results. Evernote also searches any tags you added to your Web Clips.
Evernote on Windows and Mac allow you to filter a list of notes to show only those that were created using Evernote Web Clipper.
- Click a particular notebook or All Notes
- Under the Attributes filter in the Navigation Pane, click Source > Web page
- Click Web Clips, located at the top of the application window, beneath the Sync icon
search all your Evernote notes and Web Clips inside your browser using common search engines.Next
Use Related Results
The Evernote Web Clipper also gives you the option of enabling Related Results, which includes results from your Evernote account whenever you search the Web with some of the most common search engines, including Google and Bing.
Enabling Related Results
Turn on Related Results on the Evernote Web Clipper login screen by checking the Search Evernote whenever you search Google checkbox. You can also enable or disable the option inside your browser's preferences for Extensions or Add-Ons.
Using Related Results
Whenever you search the Web with Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, or Baidu, Evernote will automatically include matching notes from your Evernote account in the results, and display them above the search engine results in your browser. The look of the results varies by which browser you use, but you will generally see a preview of the highest-matching notes, or the number of matching notes and a link to perform the same search in Evernote.
Once you've mastered all Web Clipper functions, you can customize the options to make it work best for you.Next
Customize Web Clipper
There are many ways to customize Evernote Web Clipper to ensure it is the most effective tool for you. Please note that due to differences in platforms, web browsers and browser versions, the method for customizing Evernote Web Clipper may vary from the steps below.
The Options Menu
The location of the Evernote Web Clipper options may vary by browser and version.
- Mac: Click Window > Extensions
- Windows: Click Menu > Tools > Extensions > Evernote Web Clipper > Options
- Mac: Click Tools > Add-Ons > Evernote Web Clipper > Preferences
- Windows: Click Firefox > Add-Ons > Extensions > Evernote Web Clipper > Options
- Click the Web Clipper button, then click Options in the lower-left corner
- Internet Explorer
- In Evernote click Tools > Clipping Preferences
Evernote Web Clipper options vary slightly by browser, but the following options are available across most:
Default action for clipping: Sets the Web Clip type that will be captured by default
- Clip article
- Clip full page
- Clip URL
Article selection: Enables keyboard controls for adjusting the content included for "Article" Web Clips
- Enabled (no hints)
Enable Smart Filing: Enable automatic notebook and tag suggestions for new Web Clips
- Tags and Notebooks
- Notebooks Only
- Tags Only
- Disable Smart Filing
Open notes in: Specifies where to open a note that is clicked from the Related Notes list
- Desktop Client
- Web Client
- Enable notifications: Enables the confirmation dialog after creating a Web Clip
- Preserve Style: Preserves formatting and look and feel of clipped webpages
- Enable contextual menus: Enables right-click on a webpage to clip specific elements
- Use Related Results: Enables Related Results