How to use Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that makes it quick and easy to store, mark up, and share just about anything you find on the web, including selected text, articles, and even entire webpages.
What Can You Do with Evernote Web Clipper?
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.
Mark up for review
Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
Want to give feedback on a site or make notes to share with someone else? Use Web Clipper to take screenshots of a website, add your comments, arrows, and other markup, then save or share the clip.
Share inspiration and information
With a single click, you can share your Web Clips with friends and colleagues through email or your social networks.
Once you have Web Clipper, start clipping from the Web.
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, click the Web Clipper button, located near the top of your browser application window.
In Internet Explorer there is no Web Clipper button. Just right-click on the webpage in the browser window and select Clip from the menu
Choosing a Web Clip Type
Use the menu to select from the many types of Web Clips you wish to capture:
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 webpage.
This option automatically detects the main body or story of a blog, news article, or webpage. To modify the area of the webpage captured, press the + or - buttons on the screen or use the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Simplified articleAvailable for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
Enjoy a better reading experience on your favorite blogs and news sources. The simplified article option clears away everything but the content so you can read it now without distractions or save it to Evernote for later browsing.
BookmarkAvailable for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
Want to remember a site without clipping the entire page? Bookmark a URL, one image, and a snippet of text, so you can return to the page later.
ScreenshotAvailable for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
Take a static snapshot of your browser screen. You can then crop the image and add text, shapes, stamps and more.
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.
Clip a message from gmail directly into Evernote with clean formatting.
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.
URLAvailable on some browsers
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.
Setting Web Clip Details
Click on the Web Clipper File options (on Chrome, Safari, or Opera browsers) or into any of the fields to specify a number of details about your Web Clip before saving it to your Evernote account.
- 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. On Chrome you can scroll or search for a notebook.
- 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.
- 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
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.
With a screenshot you can draw and mark up webpages.
Mark up a page
Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
Use Web Clipper's Screenshot and Markup tools to communicate ideas more quickly and effectively. Add shapes and stamps to a webpage, type on it, draw on it, and annotate it any way you like. When you're done, share your note and save it to your Evernote account so that it is available everywhere you have Evernote.
- HTML Highlighter: Highlight the text of a page or article, or a screenshot
- Marker tool: Draw with digital ink
- Type tool: Add easily readable text annotations
- Stamp tool: Quickly add stamps with labels and arrows. Select a stamp then place it on your screenshot. Select it again and click the + or the "a" to add an arrow or text label
- Shape tool: Draw arrows, squares, lines, and other shapes on a screenshot
- Colors: Change the color of your new or selected shapes
- Pixelator tool: The Pixelator tool is perfect for blurring portions of images that need to be kept anonymous, such as faces or other personally identifiable information
- Crop tool: Drag the lines to crop a screenshot
- Zoom in and Out: Zoom in and out on your screenshot
Web Clipper makes it easy to share your Web Clips with friends and colleagues through email or your social networks.
Share your Web Clips with friends and colleagues
Web Clipper makes it easy for you to share the knowledge and inspiration you find on the web with your colleagues and friends.:
- Take a screenshot of a web site you like, mark it up, and email it to your designer
- Share an interesting web site with friends on your social networks
- Paste a link to your Web Clip or a site right into a chat session with co-workers
Web Clipper for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
- Click the Share button to save the Web Clip and start sharing
- The Evernote Note URL, which points to your Evernote Web Clip of this webpage, is shown in a box and copied to your clipboard. Unless you are in screenshot mode, you will also be able to "Switch to source link," which shares a link directly to the webpage.
- You can paste the link yourself, or click on one of the sharing options listed in the window: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or email. Log into your social network, customize your message, and send.
Web Clipper for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Save your Web Clip from any browser, then share it easily with Evernote.
- After you save your clip, select View from the confirmation window to open your note in a web browser. If prompted, log into Evernote
- Click the Share button. Select one of the sharing options listed in the window: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, or LinkedIn
Now that you have successfully created Web Clips, open your Evernote to review the notes.
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 allows you to filter a list of notes to show only those that were created using Evernote Web Clipper.
Any device: In the search bar, enter source:web.clip to display every note created with Web Clipper.
Mac: Inside the search menu, select Add Search Option > Source > Web page
Use Related Notes and Related Results to find content similar to what you're searching for or clipping.
Explore Related Notes and Related Results
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera
- At the bottom of the Web Clipper bar, click on your username then select Options
- Mac: Click Tools > Add-Ons > Evernote Web Clipper > Preferences
- Windows: Click Firefox > Add-Ons > Extensions > Evernote Web Clipper > Options
- 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 whether to capture with the last used or a default clip type.
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 based upon the similarity of your new clip to those in your other notebooks and tags.
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
- Keyboard shortcuts: Adjust settings for a variety of commands
- Start Web Clipper [']
- Close Web Clipper [ESC]
- Preview article [A]
- Preview full page [F]
- Preview bookmark [B]
- Selection mode [S]
- Take screenshot [M]
- Simplified Article [C]
- PDF clip [P]
- Email clip [E]
- Expand article selection [↑]