The most important aspect of any project is the research that holds the idea together. As most research work has moved online these days, it has become difficult to organize your results from different sources. But a category of tools called ‘Web Clippers‘ constantly trying to solve this problem. Web Clippers makes it easy to extract and store any important item you may have come across while browsing the Internet. These tools make it easier to browse and share the information you’ve collected. In this article, we have covered some of the best web clipper extensions available for Google Chrome.
Best Web Clippers for Chrome
1. OneNote Web Clipper
Best suited if you’re on Windows and use Microsoft Office products a lot. OneNote Web Clipper can easily take notes and save them directly to your OneNote notebook. Notebooks can then be viewed/edited on any device, and you can even share them with others. Using OneNote Web Clipper has an advantage over other Web Clippers because it offers seamless integration into Windows and other Office products. The clipper allows you to clip the entire webpage in four different modes. You can save the whole page as it is or you can select a region to save. Additionally, you can switch to “Article” mode where you can edit the content of the notes before saving them. You need a Microsoft account to use OneNote Web Clipper. Click here to download OneNote Web Clipper.
2. Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote is one of the most popular and widely used web clippers. It offers great features and a great sync experience. Evernote app is available on all platforms and you can easily sync your notes and web snippets. Evernote is also working on the concept of notebooks. You can create as many notebooks as you want and then put your notes in those notebooks. The Web Clipper extension can support multiple modes. Article mode lets you extract the main part of the webpage without including the sidebar and headers. Simplified Article mode allows you to remove only text from the web page. And screenshot mode lets you capture a certain area and save it as an image. Evernote Web Clipper also comes with annotation features for screenshots. Click here to download Evernote Web Clipper.
3. Laptop Web Cutter
Notebook is a note-taking service offered by Zoho. So, if you already have your corporate email with Zoho, you can directly start using this extension to take notes right from your web browser. You can create notebooks and start adding notes to them. Notebook Web Clipper supports text notes and screenshots. It does not support annotations and its note taking experience is not as good as Evernote or OneNote. Other than that, notes can be synced across devices and the app is available for most platforms including Android and iOS. Click here to download notebooks.
Diigo is more of an annotation tool that lets you save your annotations to the cloud. This makes it easier for teams to share their annotations and collaborate. With Diigo, you can annotate any web page, PDF file, or screenshot. You can highlight items or even add sticky notes on the web page. All of these annotations can be saved in the cloud and accessed later. There is a feature called Outliner that lets you take notes like a conventional web clipper. Diigo was the most intuitive and innovative web clipper I’ve ever encountered. Click here to download Diigo.
5. Google Keep
Google Keep is a very basic and simple note-taking app. The Chrome extension lets you quickly enter certain information and save it to your Keep account. This extension can be very handy if you don’t want too much fuss but a simple click to save your notes. Taking notes using this extension took much less time than other apps, but Keep lacked some essential features like images and screenshots. Click here to download Google Keep for Chrome.
These are some of the best productivity note-taking extensions available. These extensions will not only help you with your research but will improve the presentability of the information you collect. If you’re working on something important and need to browse many websites for a particular topic, I recommend using Evernote. But if you usually take short notes or reminders from a web page, go for Diigo or Google Keep.
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