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RichardF

chrome Adding comments to clips with Webclipper 6.0 for Chrome

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The commenting feature of the web clipper has become harder to use in the latest update but it is easily fixed!

Specifically, my two issues with it are:

  1. It's difficult to find: there's no button dedicated to it on the panel. To make a comment, you have to click on the notebook chooser or tags button (!?).
  2. It's tiny and can't be re-sized: I can only see about ten words at a time in the text box!

A "comments" quick link under the "tags" button in the File section of the panel would make the feature discoverable again. I'm sure this would help users who haven't found it yet.

 

I suppose the text box size issue is a bit harder, but surely making the popup fill down closer to the bottom of the screen wouldn't be too difficult!

 

I should add that the web clipper 6 update improved commenting for me in one way: the clipper now always inserts a blank line above the clipped content. This makes it a lot easier for me to add a comment later if I neglect to do it through the clipper itself. Previously it could be difficult with certain pages' markup to insert a new line above the clipped content, so this new behaviour is really useful to me. Thanks for that!

 

The commenting feature of Evernote's web clipper is important to me. I try to add comments to all my webclips: I think it's good practice to help me remember the page itself, and to remember what I learned from it. So I'm really keen to see this feature maintained!

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On my computer the comments area is at the bottom of the screen and while I can type in it, I can't really see anything but a half line of text. Further as I type the screen page scrolls down. So I think the whole slide out tag, notebook, comment tray should be moved to the top. 

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