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Web Clipper Needs Ability to Define "Keyword / Tag SETS" - similar to Adobe Lightroom CC



Opinion:  Web Clipper Needs Ability to Define "Keyword / Tag SETS" - similar to Adobe Lightroom CC.

I find that I consistently enter a combination of Keywords / Tags for certain types of articles / media that I added to Evernote via the Safari Web Clipper.

I then recalled that I can in Adobe Lightroom CC create "Keyword Sets" that aggregate multiple tags / keywords so that I do not need to apply them with separate keystrokes / clicks.  Its a Huge Timesaver, and for me could be a big time saver with the Evernote Web Clipper.  One would name a Keyword Set & populate it with multiple tags from Evernote ... then with a single shortcut or click apply all of those keywords to a given clip.  I could have multiple Keyword Sets for a variety of "typical" articles that I clip.

One could argue that I could create a single keyword that aggregates all of my desired thoughts into a single keyword.  But them I am left with a more difficult task when I want to dissect my data later by keywords.  For me keywording / tagging is a Big Deal, and important to my workflow.

So please take a look a Lightroom CC and their keywording approach.  There may be an even more effective approach, but I am not familiar with it (perhaps even within the current Evernote ... pls inform me if that is so).  I do know that the current Web Clipper is insufficient for what I use it for.

Finally, I realize Smart Filing is available, and I do have it turned on, but it turns out that it is Not that Smart.  It does not aggregate my desired tags in the way I expect.  About half the times it puts in the wrong tag, and then I have to remove it, then Add what I'm looking for ... so it can be actually counterproductive.

Would be interested if others would find Keyword Sets useful, especially in the (Safari) Web Clipper.

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Hi.  AFAIK you already have this ability (kind've).  I'm using Windows and Firefox so YMMV,  but I have a series of 'admin' notes for various tasks including scanning, social media and tagging.  I set up common words and phrases there,  and I also use a text expander app called PhraseExpress which gets me 'instant' dates and phrases with a keypress.

In clipping this page forinstance I copied and pasted some random text as a comma-separated string "keyword,pad,texts,lightroom" (without the quotes) into the 'Add tag' box in Clipper.  This was the result...


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Thank you for the input.  

I agree that this a workable solution to some degree.  I'm on a Mac and will try Keyboard Maestro to see how it works -- at least on my desktop.  Another potential program that comes to mind is Text Expander, but I do not currently use it.  

The first issue that comes to mind with the approach is the integration of my keyword sets between different devices.  I regularly use a Mac Pro, an iPhone & an iPad and use Evernote heavily on each device.  In this case the text expanding solution becomes more difficult to manage.  Perhaps there is an expanding solution that could sync between the three devices that would enable my goal ... perhaps Text Expander but I will need to research.

Ultimately the cleanest solution is to have it baked into Evernote so a piecemeal approach is not needed, especially for cross device use ...

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Sorry if I wasn't clear - the text expander is another option,  but I mainly rely on an 'admin' note that lists all my frequently used words and phrases so I never have to type them twice.  That's (obviously) available wherever I use Evernote,  and I can have that note open as a reference for easy copying and pasting.  Agreed it would be convenient for Evernote to include the feature,  but that's not likely to happen anytime soon...

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Thumbs up for the request.

Yes, the LR way takes some beating. Simple to create, alter and apply.  

The realistic outlook by@gazumped makes me think that  EN  all too obviously avoid implementing changes though they must be aware of the shortcomings.

The platform problem has been overcome by others some time ago. Apart from ctrl instead of cmd I am not even aware of shortcut differences.

Still, the software works, however workarounds 'rulez'. I am going to take a closer look at PhraseExpress seeing that its supposed to be free for private use.

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