Web Clipping Directly to Evernote on the iPad and iPhone
Ever wish you could web clip directly to Evernote on your iPad or iPhone? Tired of having to paste a link into Evernote’s browser after copying it from Safari just so you can clip it? Try this…
Editor’s Note (2 Apr 2013): Everclip is a great little app for iOS that allows you to clip directly to Evernote via the app, including web content, as well as other sources. You can even automatically tag everything clipped with the app with a specific tag. ~Andrew
Editor’s Note (27 Apr 2012): One of the easiest ways to web clip on the iPad and iPhone is to use the Evernote email address associated with your account. Simply select the email feature within your browser and send the page to your Evernote address. If you are using an iOS browser with the Reader function, you can clear a lot of the clutter from the page by selecting Reader first, and emailing from within it’s rendering of the page. ~Andrew
This tip has appeared in numerous places, most difficult to find because they’re comments to other posts. Additionally, some of the steps are a bit cumbersome as given elsewhere. The following should simplify things considerably:
1. Add a bookmark to any site in Safari. Name the bookmark “Clip to Evernote” or whatever you like.
2. Open bookmarks and select Edit. Select the bookmark you just created.
4. Save your bookmark by clicking Done.
Now, whenever you want to clip something, select it (or leave it unselected for the whole page) and click the bookmark you just finished making. Voila! For those of you using Evernote’s great tagging feature to implement GTD contexts such as @Read, @Read Someday, or reference files for projects, this web-clipping tip for phones can be a great time-saver if you’re browsing during your waiting times.
The only real drawback is the window that pops up doesn’t resize, so you’ll have to fiddle a bit to reach the fields you want to populate if you’re doing this on the iPhone. It works fine on the iPad.
Happy clipping! Now you can easily add those reference pages into your GTD system and stop worrying about the content changing.
Take care, end enjoy life,
This article was originally posted February 8, 2011.