Evernote Web Clipping on iOS Made Easy [iOS]

EverWebClipperAt this risk of sounding like a snob, I can say that user reviews of certain iOS apps seem to miss the mark at times, because of uninformed users. This often seems to occur with subscription-based apps, such as LastPass, where users don’t realize that a subscription is required to get the full features of the app. Other times, this happens when users don’t seem to understand the limitations of iOS, and the workarounds that these limitations require of developers. One example of this is EverWebClipper, an app that makes clipping web pages into Evernote much easier on iOS devices, but somehow has received many low reviews.

Safari on iOS can’t handle extensions, so EverWebClipper takes a little bit of effort to set up. It certainly isn’t rocket science, though. You have to cut and paste some code into a Safari bookmark. One you do that, you tap that bookmark ever time you want to clip a page into Evernote, and EverWebClipper will load, and clip the page into Evernote. I found this particularly useful on my iPhone, where the default Evernote clipper is too big for the screen.

I tweaked the app’s default settings, to turn off automatic clipping. Now, when I use the bookmark, I’m taken into EverWebClipper and choose my tags and notebook. I can see myself using this one all the time.

EverWebClipper screenshot

There is both an iPad and iPhone version of the app. I bought each separetely, so I haven’t seen whether the iPhone version would work on the iPad. The iPhone version is currently $2.99, and the iPad version (EverWebClipper HD) is $3.99. There’s also an Android version, but after my recent conversion back to the iPhone, I haven’t tried that one.

Evan Kline

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8 Comments:

  1. I love how you said uniformed instead of uninformed. What kind of uniform are they wearing LOL

    • Good catch! You haven’t seen the app review uniforms that Apple sells?

      That will teach me to post an article right before bedtime. It’s been fixed. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Hey Evan,

    I just stumbled on your blog and love the idea! I do agree with you that the general public seems to forget to read the fine print when it comes to apps. The younger generation seems to have the heads up on this issue. It is the older generation that seems to be more trusting of technology in general. Anywho.. Good article.. you might find more of my comments as I poke around your website.. I also am following you on Twitter

  3. Evan,

    Great post, thanks. However, you lost me on the part where you suggested to cut lines of code to integrate it to your browser. Is it possible for you to do a step-by-step tutorial on how you dd this? Something like a video tutorial would work fabulously here. Let me know!

    Best,
    Alana

  4. There’s also a similar Evernote clipper-esque app for iOS called EverClip (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id536058926). Instead of being used as a bookmarklet via Safari, you launch the app and have it running in the background. After you save text, images, etc in other apps, you return to the app and save the clippings to Evernote.

  5. Why not just make a bookmark on the bookmarkline with the javacode for the webclipper? Make a bookmark and replace the address with :

    javascript:(function()%7BEN_CLIP_HOST=’http://www.evernote.com’;try%7Bvar%20x=document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);x.type=’text/javascript’;x.src=EN_CLIP_HOST+’/public/bookmarkClipper.js?’+(new%20Date().getTime()/100000);document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)%5B0%5D.appendChild(x);%7Dcatch(e)%7Blocation.href=EN_CLIP_HOST+’/clip.action?url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’&title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title);%7D%7D)();

    This is a copy of the code in the bookmarklet link on the webclipper page.

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