Evernote Clipper is a Chrome extension that allows you to easily save any article or website to your Evernote account by clicking on the Evernote Clipper icon when you view that website. Evernote Clipper allows you to save the page as a full page, screenshot, bookmark, and more, and send them to any of your notebooks.
- [Narrator] In this chapter I want to take a look at how we can use Evernote to improve our productivity. One of the best tools for doing this is Evernote's Web Clipper which is a great feature that's available on the Chrome browser. Before I show you Web Clipper I want to go to my mobile device. Now anytime I'm on my mobile device and I'm reading an article or searching on a social media site and I come across something I really like I can share it to my Evernote account by finding where the share button is. Here inside of this search engine I'm going to click Share 'cause I want to share this article.
Now one of the options that will be available since I have the Evernote app downloaded to my phone will be Add to Evernote. If I click this it will let me know that it's saving the full article. It has now been saved and that will be added to my default notebook inside of my Evernote account. So in my case it will go to the inbox. Now when you're on a computer there is a more efficient and easier way to do this. I'm going to switch back over to the internet and here is the website for Evernote's Web Clipper.
You can reach this by going to Evernote.com/webclipper/. Now on the Evernote Web Clipper homepage it says "Goodbye, bookmarks. Hello Web Clipper." This is true because it provides a great way for you to save content from the internet directly into your Evernote account. Now the first thing we need to do is to get Web Clipper for Chrome. This is again a tool that's available on the Chrome browser. Now I'll click this and it's going to bring up a pop-up for the Evernote Web Clipper.
I'll click Add extension, once we get this you'll notice in the top right that the elephant head appears here showing us that it is for Evernote. Now I'll click here because I'm going to need to sign in and I'll enter in my email address as well as my password. When I have that in I'll click Sign In and now the elephant icon appears here, it doesn't have the dot next to it because I am now signed in. So let's say that I'm on a website and here I'm on sciencedaily.com and there is an article titled California condors' genetic bottleneck: New evidence.
This is an article that I want to save to my biology notebook. In order to do so I'm going to go up to the top and I'll click on the Evernote Web Clipper. It bring a pop-up up and let's take a look at this. Now I can click Save and it will save this article. However I have several options. I can click on Simplified article and it will create a simplified version of this without all of the advertisements and the distractions on the sides. I can click on Full page and it will save everything that's on the page.
I can click on Bookmark and it will simply add this as a bookmark that I can access later. Or I can click on Screenshot, let's say for instance that there is only part of this that I want to get. I want to get the title, the date, the source, and the summary. I can select that by clicking and dragging the arrows and then releasing it and it'll take a picture of that. Now I can also annotate on top of here. In other words if I wanted to add an arrow to point to bottleneck let's say because this is something about bottleneck which we're talking about in class.
I can do that. I also have the ability to organize it right inside of Web Clipper. Instead of having this go into my inbox I want this to go directly into my biology folder. I'll enter that, I could enter tags if I want to as well as a remark. When I'm done I'll click Save. It's now syncing and saving that directly to my Evernote account. Just like that I used Web Clipper, here I have a recipe for baked chicken breasts which looks delicious. So I want to save this and I'm going to click on Evernote Web Clipper.
It will bring up the pop-up and let's say that I want the simplified article of this. Well it doesn't show everything that I need so I'm going to have to go to Article. Here it only brings up part of that again so that's fine, I'm going to go to Bookmark. In this case the best way to access this I believe would be by saving a bookmark. This one I'm going to keep in my inbox, I'll click Save, I'll close that out. Now let's say here that I have someone who I want to keep in touch with.
In this case this is my LinkedIn account so obviously I would know my information but if this was somebody that I had met and I brought up their account I could click on the Evernote Web Clipper and let's say here I wanted to take a screenshot and get the information for this person and then save that into my account. Here again I'll put this in inbox I'll add a tag of connection and then click Save. So just like that we've added these to our account. Now I'm going to navigate to my desktop app for Evernote.
I'll go to the top and I'm going to hit the sync button. This will sync my account and once I do this I can go into my biology folder and notice that my simplified version of the California condors' genetic bottleneck, that note is already synced into this desktop application. If I go back to Notebooks and go to inbox you can see that I have my recipe as well as this connection that I wanted to save. Using Evernote's Web Clipper in the Chrome browser can be an excellent way for you to save articles to read later or to save connections that you want to keep in touch with or anything else that you find on the web.
I highly suggest taking advantage of this powerful tool.
- Comparing the different versions of Evernote
- Structuring notebooks
- Taking class notes in several formats
- Creating reminders
- Using the passcode protection feature
- Merging notes
- Searching for information on the app
- Saving web articles to retrieve later
- Creating sharable to-do lists