Evernote Web Clipper for Safari iOS

One of the cool features of Evernote is the web clipper. This function allows you to easily clip pictures, or web pages and throw them into your Evernote for later reference or research. A lot of people use and love this functionality, but what about doing this on an iPhone or iPad?

Well as always the first thing you can do is look for an app. There are a lot of different Evernote apps out there, and ones that even will do the Web Clipper fuction. However looking at some of those I found the costs were a bit much and the reviews were pretty mixed on how well the apps worked, so I kept looking.

I actually found a javascript code you can set as a bookmark in Safari that when you click on it, will open up the Evernote Web Clipper. You have to then login to Evernote of course, but then you can click the picture or URL exactly as you want. This is a nice option as it is based in the Safari browser, and as a bookmark, costs you nothing in the cost of an app.

So let’s set up our Evernote Web Clipper bookmark. First open Safari and bookmark any site, but title it Evernote Web Clipper, then save it. Next in Safari, click on the Bookmark icon and select Edit, find your Evernote Web Clipper bookmark and select it. Clear the actual URL of the bookmark and replace it with the following code.

javascript:(function(){EN_CLIP_HOST=’http://www.evernote.com’;try{var x=document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);x.type=’text/javascript’;x.src=EN_CLIP_HOST+’/public/bookmarkClipper.js?’+(new Date().getTime()/100000);document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(x);}catch(e){location.href=EN_CLIP_HOST+’/clip.action?url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’&title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title);}})();

Once you have done that, you can done and can close out. The first time you run this, it will prompt you to sign into your Evernote account, make sure to check to remember you for a week. After that you can choose which tags, and notebooks you want to send your information to. Other than that, you are in business and have a great, free Evernote Web Clipper shortcut. The only downside, like I said before, is you have to keep logging in to your Evernote account about once a week or so.