About Evernote Web Clipper for Web Browsers - dummies

About Evernote Web Clipper for Web Browsers

By David E. Y. Sarna

After you create your Evernote account, you can choose the version for the platform or device you need. Simply click the link in the Welcome to Evernote e-mail shown in the figure. Evernote recognizes the device you used to open the e-mail and proposes the right software. If you open the e-mail in a different device, click the link titled Get Evernote for Mobile, Tablet and Other Devices.


Evernote has versions available for these products:

  • Desktop and laptop computers

  • Mobile devices

  • Web browsers

Evernote Web Clipper is a browser extension that saves all or parts of web pages and creates notes for them in Evernote. With just one click you can “clip” anything you see in your web browser, whether it’s an entire web page or just a small part of it, mark it up with comments or other annotations, share it with friends, or just store it for future reference.

When you clip something, all text, images, and links are captured and automatically sent to your Evernote account, so even if the content on the web disappears, you will always have your clipping saved. As of this writing, the only supported browsers are Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

You can install Web Clipper in your web browser by navigating to Evernote Web Clipper. Evernote detects your browser type and offers to download the right one.

The download and installation procedures vary among browsers. If you work with multiple browsers on one computer, you need to access the link from each browser on your computer to install the corresponding clipper. (The process is easier than it sounds.)

If you’re using Internet Explorer, that browser installs Web Clipper as part of the Evernote for Windows installation. For Safari 5 or later, get it from the Safari Extensions Gallery in the productivity category.

Try using Chrome, because it’s the first browser that Evernote updates, so you’ll have greater capability with it than with the other browsers. The second-best browser choice is Firefox because it’s updated relatively quickly following Chrome updates. Recently, the Safari browser has been much enhanced, too.