Okay, I’m just dumping a line of thought about the web clipper and how I would like to see it evolve. The Web clipper as of now in my point of view is very incomplete. It offers standard features as seen in much other note-taking packages, which are also incomplete.
So, I was clipping a lot of screenshots this morning, and it works fine and it is fast. I love it. The URL is retained in the (i) info dialog which is nice…
During this ADHD screenshotting session, I noticed that what I really wanted was to be able to sequentially build a note from one or several web pages.
The way the webclipper works as of now is that you click on an action and the note contains only the one element you have selected.
The way I would like it to work is a deeper workflow.
- You start a page clipping session
- The session records you clipping actions (text selection, screenshot, elements, URL…)
- When you have sniffed all the infos you want from the page, you select your destination folder, write your tags and note name, and you hit Finalize!. The clips are then concatenated in a single note that is pushed to Joplin, and the session closes.
That would also allow for multi-pages clipping, with an option to retain the url of every section of the note.
I believe that kind of clipper does not exist yet, and would truly be a game changer.
EDIT: I just tried the webclipper by DiamondYuan and the ‘Manual Element Selection’ is kindof working the way I propose here, except for the multipages clipping and screenshotting. It would really be nice to have these functionnality in the official web-clipper.