OneNote Web Clipper for Firefox or Microsoft Edge

OneNote Web Clipper is an extension for Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, that will allow you to capture web-pages directly to your OneNote in a single click.

I will briefly compare the OneNote Web Clipper against FireShot that I’ve reviewed a little while ago.

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OneNote Web Clipper Overview

“Save anything on the web to OneNote. Clip it to OneNote, organize and edit it, then access it from any device. Quickly capture any webpage to OneNote, where you can easily edit, annotate, or share it. Reduce the clutter, and clip only the article, recipe, or product information you really need. Access your clipped webpages on any computer, tablet, or phone – even when you’re offline.

Clipping Modes and user interface

There are basically four different clipping modes available as soon as you click on the OneNote Web Clipper icon in the upper right corner of the Mozilla Firefox toolbar.

  • Full Page
  • Article
  • Region
  • Bookmark

Each clipping mode has a preview so you can see exactly how the information is being clipped into Microsoft OneNote. Very helpful to have this preview.

The most used clipping mode seems to be the full page clipping. You can save a full web-page with a single click into Microsoft OneNote.

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Region Clipping Mode

The Region clipping mode is similar to a screenshot selection. You simply drag a rectangle around the area you want to clip and it’s added to the preview. However the Region clipping mode has some cleverness build-in as well. You can clip more than one region of the page, and save them all in a single OneNote page.

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Article Clipping Mode

With the article clipping mode, things like a side bar or advertisements are automatically removed from the clipping. In addition you get a sort of extra annotation bar, via which you can change the font size, switch the font type between sans and sans-serif and you can highlight text with a marker in the preview, all actions even before clipping it into OneNote.

In other words, some clever things are possible with this clipping mode. You can see the extra annotation bar marked with a green rectangle in the picture above.

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Bookmark Clipping Mode

As you can see in the screenshot above, the bookmark clipping mode simply gets the title, a brief summary and the URL from the web-page your are clipping. As the name already says, it’s an advanced form of bookmarking in OneNote.

It is not a clipping mode I use that often. 🙂


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Installation OneNote Web Clipper

Browse to the OneNote Web Clipper URL and click on the “Get OneNote Webclipper for …” button.  You are redirected to the page of the OneNote Web Clipper browser extension page. Click on add extension and the Web Clipper extension is installed.

In all fairness, installation of the OneNote Web Clipper is a piece of cake. Installation on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge is very similar.


Concluding thoughts and wrap-up

A little while ago I’ve reviewed FireShot, another utility that fully captures web-pages. While FireShot is also able to sent the clipping to OneNote it also gives a bunch of other options (Edit, Upload, Save, Save as PDF, Copy to Clipboard, E-mail or Open in external editor). FireShot Desktop gives you the ability to take screenshots, so FireShot is more of a suite, that can do a variety of things. Therefore the FireShot Pro license is not free. 🙂

OneNote Web Clipper is a free and easy extension for your web-browser, no matter if it is Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Installation is super easy and it does the task it is designed for extremely well. Both the region- and article clipping mode have some clever functionality build-in. Personally I use both OneNote Web Clipper (in Firefox and Microsoft Edge) and FireShot Pro next to each other.

Don’t forget to check out the Onetastic addin for Microsoft OneNote article … another useful OneNote addition. What Add-ins for Microsoft OneNote do you use ?





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