Editing Results of Evernote's Web Clipper
December 5, 2013 8:49 AM Subscribe
Evernote's web-clipper is super convenient, but creates clippings in a non-standard format making them tickly to edit and often unreadable when exported into HTML (e.g. for sharing). Any tips for quickly/efficiently stripping off some of the style/formatting kludge?
posted by Quisp Lover to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
EV's web clipper is great for stuff like grabbing recipes off the internet....while including all the artwork and comments (which conventional recipe storage sites like Pepperplate leave off). I like the speed and ease. But the clipper takes a brute force approach, and as a result:
1. it's annoyingly hard to edit out errant social media icons and other kludge (e.g. deleting some element can effect massive changes throughout the clipping)
2. the clippings are in a non-standard format (not unlike the output of really crappy auto web site building software), which doesn't effectively export as HTML (e.g. to share). Plus, I'm skeptical that in 15 or 20 years, Evernote will still be able to interpret these clippings.
I rarely need to preserve anything but photos and text, and I'm not fussy about formatting. Can anyone suggest a way to de-kludge these clippings? I definitely don't want to delve into the HTML (that'd feel like work); is there an environment I can cut/paste into which might strip off some of the crazy, simplifying things into more of an RTF environment or something (from which I can paste back into EV)? Or other solutions?