How to use Evernote Web Clipper

Quick start

Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that lets you capture full-page articles, images, selected text, important emails, and any web page that inspires you.

Save everything to Evernote and keep it forever.

Available for Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, Firefox, and Opera

Save your first web clip in 3 steps:

Step 1Launch Web Clipper to start clipping

Click the elephant button in your browser toolbar to launch Web Clipper.

Select a clip type, full-length or sections of web pages, such as news stories or research articles. Save time and review clipped content offline, during your commute.


Step 1: Start Web Clipper

Step 2Annotate key info

Capture screenshots of web pages, then select an 'Annotate' tool to highlight and add visual callouts, such as arrows, to point out design elements you like.


Step 2: Annotate clip

Step 3Share with others

Click Share to share and discuss ideas with others. Clip design ideas to share with your team or post event details on a team page.


Step 3: Share clip


Learn more about the different types of web clips.

Clip web pages

Share clips

1. Start clipping

To start clipping, launch the Web Clipper by clicking the elephant from your browser toolbar. In Internet Explorer, you may need to add the 'Evernote 5' button to the toolbar, and click the greater-than signs (>>) to expand the toolbar to display the button.

Step 1: Start Web Clipper

2. Select a clip type

Select a clip type from the available options, depending on your content and layout preferences. With particular sites, such as LinkedIn, you can select only the sections of the page you'd like to save.

Clip options

Choose from the following options:


Automatically detect and clip the main section of a blog, news article, or webpage. Ignore everything else on the page. 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. Clear away the formatting and layouts so you can focus on the content, with less distraction.

Simplified article

Full page

Save a static copy of an entire page if you want to refer back to the original format and layout of the page, with all its design and navigational elements.

Full page


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

Want to remember a site without clipping the entire page? Save the URL, an auto-generated thumbnail from the page, and a snippet of text. Add comments to the clip and recall what was inspiring or informative.



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

Take a static snapshot of a page as it appears on the screen. Once you've captured the screenshot, you can crop the image and add text, shapes, stamps and other visual callouts.



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.



Select some text or pictures in a web page before opening the Web Clipper. Only the text or images you've selected are saved to Evernote.


Custom clips for popular sites

Save specially formatted clips of popular sites, such as Gmail, Amazon, LinkedIn, and YouTube to Evernote. Click checkboxes to select only the sections of the page you want to keep. Review a clean version of your clips as an editable note you can add comments to later.

Custom clips for popular sites

3. Organize clips

Specify title

Once you click Save, Web Clipper smart filing automatically stores both the contents and the URL of a web page into Evernote, as a note in your default notebook.

If you'd prefer not to save to your default notebook, you can specify how you'd like to organize your clips before saving them to Evernote:

  • Title: Rename the default name given to the web clip.
  • Notebook: Select a notebook where you want to save your web clip. Evernote attempts to predict the most likely notebook based on how you've organized notes in the past.
  • Tags: Assign one or more keyword (tags) to your web clip. To remove a tag, click the 'X' next to the keyword/phrase.
  • Remark: Add additional comments or notes that will help you remember what you've clipped.


Once saved to Evernote anything you've clipped is fully searchable, including text in images. Enter any terms, phrases, or tags from your clips to find your clipped notes.



Learn how to draw attention to specific parts or sections of a web page.

Annotate key info

HTML Highlighter


Two ways to add visual callouts to a page:


  1. Highlight text: Highlight text on a web page, then clip and save or share it.
  2. Add visual callouts: Capture a screenshot of a page, then use the annotation tools to mark it up before you save and share it.


1. Highlight text

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'.

Highlight text

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

When you select 'Article', 'Simplified article', or 'Full page', your cursor turns into a highlighting tool, so you can point out or remind yourself of important or inspiring sections on a page.

2. Add visual callouts

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

Shape tools

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

Color options

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

Stamps tools

Stamp tool: Add stamps with labels and arrows. Select and position your stamp on your screenshot. Click the '+' or the 'a' to add an arrow or text label.

Other annotation tools:

  • Pen tool Pen tool: Draw with digital ink.
  • Type tool Type tool: Add 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 and discuss web clips direclty with friends and colleagues.

Share web clips with others

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 colleagues

Share in Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

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


Share as an email

Share as a link

Share via email
Share via url


Share in 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: Work Chat, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Email.

More about sharing notes


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

Evernote Web Clipper tips


Clip emails from Gmail or Outlook


Clip from Gmail

Available for Chrome, Safari, and Opera

Custom clips from Gmail


From Gmail, launch the Web Clipper, then click Email to save a clean, clutter-free version of Gmail messages (and selected threads) directly into your Evernote account.



Clip from Microsoft Outlook

Available on Evernote for Windows Desktop 5.6+

Custom clips from Outlook


From Outlook, click New Clip from the toolbar to clip emails, contacts, and calendar events directly to your Evernote account.

More about the Outlook add-on


Add notification alerts to web clips

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera

Add reminders

Clip event details or travel confirmations with email or in-app notifications to remind you of important deadlines.


Finds notes created with Web Clipper

Find notes created from Web Clipper

Evernote lets you use a search filter to show only notes created using the Web Clipper. To bring up a list of all the notes created with the Web Clipper, enter "source:web.clip" in the search bar.

Note: To bring up a list of notes clipped from the Web Clipper on Mac, click inside the search bar, then type "web clips" or select Add Search Option > Source > Web page.


Explore notes related to web clips

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.

Find related notes

Based on the content of your new Web Clip, Evernote attempts to suggest other notes in your account that may inspire you. Open these notes in Evernote from the Web Clipper confirmation panel.


View related notes in search engine results

Available for Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera

To view related notes from your Evernote account whenever you search the Web with some of the most common search engines, including Google, Bing, or Yahoo, enable the related results option from your Web Clipper settings.

Related Results

To enable the related results feature, launch the Web Clipper, click 'Options', check the 'Related results' box, then click Done. You can also enable or disable the option inside your browser's preferences for 'Extensions' or 'Add-Ons'.