Evernote Web Clipper 6 for Chrome Brings Markup, Reminders, New Design & More

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After recently launching Evernote 5 for Windows desktops, the popular note-taking and archiving utility has updated its Web Clipper extension for Google Chrome browsers. The Web Clipper 6 update adds features from its various services, such as markup tools from Skitch, and a reader-friendly view from Clearly. And yeah, it’s got a whole design refresh too.

Now when you click the Evernote Web Clipper icon in the Chrome toolbar, a panel pops out of the sidebar, showing you all the features. You will see shortcuts to sections like tags and notebooks. As always, you can clip whole pages or selections.

So here’s what’s new in the update.

Share: From now on, Web Clipper isn’t just about saving information, it’s also about sharing it. Any clip can be turned into a personal URL that you can share with others, including non-Evernote users.

Markup: The popular screenshot annotation tool Skitch is now pretty much integrated into Web Clipper 6. So you can immediately clip the section of the page that is currently visible and then annotate it with markup tools like highlighter, pixelator, stamp, text, arrow, marker and crop.

Reminders: Clip a page and set an alarm to remind you to use that page later, whether it’s for a project deadline or something else.

Bookmarks: Save a page by creating a bookmark and adding a note from that URL.

Simplified: Based on the Clearly app, this will strip down all the unnecessary elements from an article and reformat it for a better reading experience.

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Evernote Web Clipper 6 is free to download from the Chrome Web Store. If you aren’t using it already, Evernote is what you should use to remember everything. Also, if you’re looking for more Evernote tips, make sure to check out our always-useful Evernote manual.

Source: Evernote blog

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Carl C

Unfortunately, the Chrome extension of the Web Clipper doesn’t work for a great many people; a quick glance at the scathing comments in the Chrome Webstore reveal that there are a great many angry users who are upset that something that worked perfectly before the update has been rendered useless. I contacted Evernote about the problem, and their advice was to uninstall the extension and go back to the old version. So far, there has been no response from Evernote about when they will fix the problem.

Mihir Patkar

Sorry to hear that, Carl! Could you perhaps tell us the specifics of what’s going wrong for you? I’ve been using it since yday and things are smooth so far. The only complaint, if any, is that it seems to be taking more resources than the previous version — perhaps understandable since it has more functions this time.

Angela A

I hate it when updates break things. So annoying!

Allan M.

Everything’s working on chrome since I updated. May be update chrome itself?

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Mihir Patkar

Sorry to hear that, Carl! Could you perhaps tell us the specifics of what’s going wrong for you? I’ve been using it since yday and things are smooth so far. The only complaint, if any, is that it seems to be taking more resources than the previous version — perhaps understandable since it has more functions this time.

Carl C

The problem seems to be with people using Chrome on Windows: Mac users don’t seem to have encountered any problems. I’ve checked the posts on both the Evernote forums and the Chrome webstore, and the litany of problems runs the gamut, from not being able to log in, not being able to clip anything, or sometimes being able to clip but not always. Everyone seems to be encountering the problem that the extension no longer works with Gmail. It seems that the extension is just really unstable, and is causing different problems for different people. It’s very clear that the Windows version wasn’t tested sufficiently before it was released. Unfortunately, there has been no word from the company about when they plan to fix it, although it’s not a good sign that they have been advising people to uninstall the new version and go back to the old one.

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Jamie Gunn

Having to log in is what causes me to avoid Evernote.
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