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Save Your Web Favorites As Notes With OneNote Clipper For Chrome

Saikat Basu 09-06-2014

When you have a note-taking application that’s free across platforms, an easy way to curate content with it is welcome. Late to arrive or not, Microsoft has released OneNote Clipper for Chrome. OneNote Clipper easily allows you to save anything from the Web to OneNote with a click. All your captured notes are added to your OneNote Quick Notes.


It was earlier released as a bookmarklet you could drag to your favorites bar, but now exists as a fully-fledged extension. It brings the same functionality, so you can remove the bookmarklet if installed and go with the new extension. Those on other browsers can continue using the bookmarklet until an extension comes along.

According to Microsoft, the reception to the original bookmarklet was positive.

A dedicated Chrome extension is a more finished option. It also frees up browser real-estate for many who don’t like to keep the bookmarks toolbar open to access bookmarklets.

OneNote Clipper extension


Microsoft is hoping an easier shortcut to their note-taking app will boost usage. OneNote has many fans and with some recent updates like Camera Scan it has gotten even better. Meanwhile Evernote has its Web Clipper, Google is thinking of debuting Google Stars (their planned take on bookmarking the Web), and Springpad has shuttered. Personal web curation is a productive space and Microsoft has made a small improvement.

Do you use Microsoft OneNote? Try the OneNote Clipper and tell us if it’s something you will always recommend to note-takers.

Source: Office Blog

Related topics: Google Chrome, Microsoft OneNote, Note-Taking Apps.

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  1. michel
    June 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Making this an extension is a good step, and it works well. However, it's pretty limited. You can only take an image of your web page in png format. That's it. You can't select a part of the page, or text. I prefer OneNote, but the Evernote clipper has way more functionality. Microsoft has some catching up to do on this one.

    • madscijr
      May 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      I just found this article and tried the extension, and as of May 3, 2017, it gives you the option to capture Full Page, Region, Article, or Bookmark. And it copies the page to a note as editable text! So thank you Microsoft for fixing this shortcoming...

      • Saikat Basu
        May 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        Yes, it is improved now and hopeful of more nice touches to come.