Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Evernote Webclipper

[ATTN:  This article was originally published on 5 May 2014. It has now been moved here from the old blog host and it will require updating soon.]

The first thing you should do after installing Evernote on every one of your devices is to install the Evernote Webclipper in your web browser:  http://evernote.com/webclipper/
The webclipper appears as a small Evernote elephant button on your toolbar. Upon visiting a web site you can clip information from a site directly into your Evernote notes. The clipper launches a menu that gives you the option to clip an entire article which the clipper tries to identify as the main text on the site, a simplified article without ads and extraneous graphics, a full page that includes everything, a bookmark only, or a screenshot of what appears on your screen at that moment. Choose which option you like and save it. You also have an option to share a clip with a link, by Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. 

Prior to saving the clip you can also choose the notebook in which you want to file the note and you can add appropriate tags. The newest versions of the webclipper also include markup options that allow you to add notations. You can markup with a highlighter, a marker, stamps, text, arrows, a pixelated blurring tool, and a cropping tool to resize the clip.

Using the Webclipper for Genealogy

For genealogy the webclipper means clipping a source for your research. As you research online you will run across bits of text, entire articles, images of records, or web sites that you might want to bookmark and revisit. Clip these things into the appropriate notebook in Evernote and you can refer to them any time you need to, from any of your devices with Evernote installed. As you clip Evernote automatically tracks the date you made the clip, the last date you modified the clip, and the original URL from which you obtained the clip. 

Evernote for Every Genealogist
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