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iOS clipper not working for NYT pages


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The iOS Evernote clipper option never actually saves the page even though is says it does when I'm trying to save a page from the New York Times (seems to still work on other sites). This is a real pain as I can no longer "trust" Evernote to have done what it said it had done. Here are links to 2 pages that did not save:

https://www.nytimes.com/article/disinfectant-coronavirus.html?referringSource=articleShare

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/well/live/coronavirus-cleaning-cleaners-disinfectants-home.html?referringSource=articleShare
 

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Just tried 3 methods on the first link you provided, iPad Pro, iOS 13.4.1. The NYT web site was open, Cookies confirmed, then I clicked on share:

  1. Simply clicking on the EN icon, confirming to save
  2. Choosing a shortcut (shortcuts app) to „share article with EN“
  3. Choosing print, then create a pdf in the print window, share to EN

You can see the result: All 3 methods resulted in a new note, containing the article. Because I use different methods, the look & feel is different. But the content was clipped in all three runs.

Conclusion: EN seems to work fine. Maybe there was something that went wrong when you tried to clip. One possibility is embedded advertisements - they sometimes use weird code. I am using a pi-hole Ad blocker that eliminates most ads from my internet traffic.

So it may be that if you run into problems like this, the „print to pdf, share to EN“ method will work around it. You end up with a Pdf, which is fine if you want the content. Just keep in mind that all Hyperlinks will not be working in the pdf.

 

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Thank you so much for your detailed response PinkElephant. As soon as I saw your interface screenshot I realized I had misspoken – this was not happening in Safari on iOS but from within the NYT app itself (I forgot that when I clicked on links in emails it's the app that opens not Safari). So my question now is - can the Evernote link be fixed to work properly from within the NYT app (accessed via the usual square box with up arrow icon)?

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Each app is a closed biotop, ruled by the apps maker (and some general rules from the OS). So it depends on the App maker what he will allow and support - and what not. From my experience with news apps most will try to lock the reader in - no or reduced sharing options, no carry over of content to other apps etc.

A receiving app like EN can’t do anything about this, because the sequence is like this: source app to (i)OS, iOS to receiving app. Information that is not allowed to reach the OS-Level (like the clipboard) is not available to any other app.

So you have to do what I did: Use the browser if you want to reach out for content.

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