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, annotate, 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?

Collect web content
Save everything that inspires you online. Keep it forever, even if the original goes away.

Annotate for review
Available for Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, and Opera
Take screenshots of a website, add remarks, arrows, and other markup, then save or share the clip.

Share inspiration and information
Easily share 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

Share clips

The Evernote Web Clipper is always available from your browser toolbar. Clip content from the current webpage, including the page's URL, as a note that is automatically saved to your Evernote account. Once saved to Evernote, a Web Clip won't change, even if the original webpage has changed or is no longer available.

Start Evernote Web Clipper

To start Evernote Web Clipper, select the elephant from your browser toolbar.

Web Clipper button

Note: If you don't see the elephant button in your Internet Explorer toolbar, select the double greater-than sign to expand the toolbar. To display it, customize the toolbar by moving the Add to Evernote 5 button up.

Choose a Web Clip type

Use the menu to select from the many types of Web Clips you wish to capture:

Web Clipper save options


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 article

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, 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.

Simplified article

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 webpage.

Full page


Available for Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, 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.



Available for Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, and Opera
Take a static snapshot of your browser screen. Once you've captured the screenshot, you can crop the image and add text, shapes, stamps and more.



Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

If you've opened a PDF document in your browser, you can save the entire PDF document as an attachment to a new note in your Evernote account.



For Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

Clip from Gmail: Clip a cleaned-up version of Gmail messages directly into your Evernote account.


For Evernote for Windows Desktop 5.6+

Clip from Outlook: Clip emails, contacts, and calendar events directly to your Evernote account from Microsoft Outlook. To clip content to Evernote from Outlook, select Add to Evernote 5 from the toolbar.



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.


Organize, then save to Evernote

Specify title


Before you save your web clips, you can specify how you'd like to organize it in Evernote:

  1. Title: Rename the Web Clip automatically generated from the web page title
  2. Notebook: Select a notebook where you want to save the Web Clip. Evernote's Smart Filing feature attempts to predict the most likely Notebook based upon how you've organized notes in the past.
  3. Tags: Assign one or more tags to the Web Clip. To remove a tag, click the X next to the name.
  4. Remark: Add additional comments or notes that will help you remember a Web Clip.


To capture and save to your Evernote account, click Save on the Web Clipper panel. Both the content of the Web Clip and page URL will be saved as a new note in your Evernote account.



With a screenshot you can draw and annotate webpages.

Annotate a page

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, IE 7+, and Opera

HTML Highlighter

There are two ways you can annotate a page before you save and share it:

  1. Highlight text on any web page before you clip and save it.
  2. Capture a screenshot of a page, then use the Annotate tools to mark it up before you save and share it.

Web page highlighter

Highlight text

Highlighter tool: When the Web Clipper detects text on a page, the cursor becomes a highlighting tool.

To highlight text on a web page, simply click and drag the highlighter cursor across text on a page. To remove highlights, hover over the highlighted text and click the 'X'.

More ways to annotate

Mark up your screenshot with arrow, shapes, and text for quicker and clearer communication.

Shape tools

Shape tool: Draw arrows, squares, lines, and other shapes on a screenshot.

Color options

Color options: Change the color of your new or selected shapes.

Stamps tools

Stamp tool: 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. Point the arrow where you want it.

  • Pen tool Pen tool: Draw with digital ink.
  • Type tool Type tool: Add easily readable text annotations.
  • Pixelator tool 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 Crop tool: Drag the lines to crop a screenshot.
  • Zoom in Zoom in and Out: Zoom in and out of your screenshot.
    Zoom out Zoom in and Out: Zoom in and out of your screenshot.


Web Clipper makes it easy to share your Web Clips with friends and colleagues through email or your social networks.

Share Web Clips with friends and colleagues

Share clips

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

Once you've successfully saved a Web Clip, you can choose to share the Web Clip note via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email. You can also share a Web Clip as a public link you can copy and paste in any document or messaging application.

Share via email
Share via url

Share as an email

Share as a link

Web Clipper for Internet Explorer and Firefox

Save your Web Clip from any browser, then share it from your Evernote account.

  1. After you save your clip, open your Evernote account (log in if prompted)
  2. Open the note(s) you've clipped and select the note sharing button in the toolbar near the top of your note. Choose one of the sharing options listed in the window: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, or LinkedIn.

More about sharing notes


Now that you have successfully created Web Clips, open Evernote to review the notes.

View Web Clips in Evernote

Share clips

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.

Search by keywords or tags

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.

Use search filters

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. Entering "web clips" in the search bar is another way to narrow your search results only to those notes created with Web Clipper.


Use Related Notes and Related Results to find content similar to what you're searching for or clipping.

Explore related content

Related Notes

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

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.

Related notes

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.

Related Results

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

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.

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.

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.

Web Clipper Options

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 panel, click Options
  • Firefox
    • Mac: Click Tools > Add-Ons > Evernote Web Clipper > Preferences
    • Windows: Click Firefox > Add-Ons > Extensions > Evernote Web Clipper > Options
  • Internet Explorer (IE) 7+
    • From the Evernote toolbar, click Tools > Options > Clipping

Available Options

Evernote Web Clipper features and 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
    • Enabled (no hints)
    • Disabled
  • 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 [↑]