Evernote’s Web Clipper is one of the better ways to turn the digital notebook into an information index. And nearly five million users stand behind its Chrome extension.
There is no mystery to the Web Clipper: just click the elephant button in your browser toolbar to launch it. Then, select a clip (sections of web pages, such as news stories or research articles), store it in a notebook, and remember you can search through your Evernote notes.
But there is one feature you may not be using that often, and it’s that little icon of a clock on the face of the Web Clipper.
Get Reminders for Important Evernote Clips
Thanks to that little clock you can add a notification alert to any web clip you save. For instance, it could be an event detail or a travel plan:
- Clip the information you want to save in Evernote.
- Click the little clock icon and set a reminder. You will be reminded with an in-app notification at that time.
Here’s a memory-boosting way to use the reminder:
Let’s suppose you want to remember a snippet of vital information (a new word or a factoid). Save the snippet of text. Add comments to the clip and recall what was inspiring or informative about it with a tap on the clock. It can also be an important email or a tweet you may want to reply to later.
You can use the browser extension with Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera.
Reminders need not be annoyances. They are one of the most simpler ways to manage the information glut around us. Set a reminder and cement any byte of information into your brain with a periodic revision.
Where you aware of the notification feature in the Web Clipper? How do you put it to use with your notes?