Jeff Bailey
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Open Source Web Clipper

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Open source web clipper?! Yes, it’s true, there is such a thing, and it’s awesome.

I’ve been using Evernote for a couple years, and I’ve found it be less than ideal. It has many features that I like, but it’s trying to do too many things.

I’ve also used OneNote and Notion and find that they are also trying to do too much. That’s why I appreciate the simplicity of tools like the open source web clipper.

The Evernote web clipper is one of my favorite features. When I find an article I really like I clip it. I’ve been burned too many times by bookmarking an article, only to find it was removed. I’m also interested in being able to read articles offline on planes. ✈️

Enter the open source web clipper extension on Google Chrome. I recently moved my notes to Dendron, and I’m now storing my notes in GitHub.

I was pleased to see that the web clipper extension provides a GitHub integration. I’m now able to clip my notes and store them alongside my other notes.

I’ll update this blog post if I find any other notable features.