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New clipping feature requested

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Your online help describes the following behaviors:

  • If you hold the Ctrl key while clipping, the image will be added to your system clipboard where it can be pasted into another application like Photoshop or Paint.
  • If you hold the Shift key, the image will be saved to your desktop.
  • If you hold neither of these keys, the image will be added to a new note in Evernote.

What I would really like is some ability to add successive clippings to the same note. One common use case (for me) is while participating a webinar or GotoMeeting, where I need to capture the screen at various points during the call. I want them all to be in the note I'm currently editing, where I take notes during the call.

 

My current workaround is to take successive clippings, each of which goes into a new note (your third bullet above), then after the call I have to laboriously copy and paste each one into my notes for the call, at the appropriate place. Very painful.

 

Having this capability would even be enough to make me upgrade to the Pro version if necessary!

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My current workaround is to take successive clippings, each of which goes into a new note (your third bullet above), then after the call I have to laboriously copy and paste each one into my notes for the call, at the appropriate place. Very painful.

Did you know that you can merge multiple notes together? Multi-select a number of notes in your note list, right-click on the selection, and select Merge Notes. In the Windows client, the order that you select the notes will be the order that they're merged. If you don't like the results, the original notes are placed in the Trash.
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I didn't know about the merging capability. This certainly helps, even if it just puts all the clippings at the end of my notes. Even better would be having them in-line, interspersed with my notes.

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I didn't know about the merging capability. This certainly helps, even if it just puts all the clippings at the end of my notes. Even better would be having them in-line, interspersed with my notes.

I suppose a merge-by-date option would help there, not sure if it's in the cards, but I could see a use case for that.

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I think a "Clip to current note" option is what would work best for me, where it would insert the clipping into the note that I'm currently using for typed notes. It could put it at the end at that time, or it could place it wherever the cursor is. Bottom line, what I'm looking for is:

 

text

text

text

Clipping

text

text

Clipping

etc.

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I'm missing something.  Why not just use the system clipboard?

 

Type in your Note

Type more

Select something from you Webinar or chat log

Copy it to your system clipboard

Paste it to your note

Type more and more

 

Note that you can save successive clippings made to your system clipboard to Evernote's Quick Note.  This makes it function as a clipping stack, or what LaunchBar calls "Clip Merge"

 

Make selection

Copy to clipboard  ⌘c

Activate Quick Note ⌃⌘n

Paste  ⌘v

Type {return} twice to insert blank line and position cursor for next paste

 

You can continue for as long as you want (afaik).  When done (or nervous), click "Save to Evernote".

 

I use Keyboard Maestro for macros (highly recommended) and have condensed all that to one key-chord.

 

While that is closer to what you are asking for, I still don't understand the need for it — but as I stated, I'm missing something.

 

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Kirby,

You are right. Now that I think it through, your approach really just amounts to holding down one more key (the Ctrl key on my Windows machine) so that rather than creating a separate note, I can just copy, then paste into my active note where I'm typing things. That's pretty convenient. Not quite as automatic as what I had described, but it does have the advantage of avoiding messy confusions if for some reason I had changed the "current note" to some other one, and end up with a screen capture in some random note that I might not even notice right away, and be virtually impossible to find later.

 

So I'm officially adopting the Kirby Approach. Tried it this morning on a conference call, and it felt very natural.

 

Thanks to all.

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So I'm officially adopting the Kirby Approach. Tried it this morning on a conference call, and it felt very natural.

 

 

Glad you've got a work that flows naturally   :) .

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Evernote guys:  

 

Clipping to the same note would be extremely handy.  No one wants to go back and merge what could be potentially hundreds of "new notes" from various websites when doing research.  Adding to an existing note at the bottom seems like an obvious solution here.  As a developer, I'm not quite sure why this is hard to implement especially when many other applications have figured this out.  I apologize if I am I'm missing something, but I can't figure out what it is.  In fact, this is one of the reasons I stop using Evernote and simply open up a Google Document to copy and paste in.  I don't want that many notes and I don't want to have to remember to "merge" them after the fact.

 

Even when using "copy to clipboard and then pasting into the existing note", this isn't nearly fast enough.  I'd like to simply highlight a paragraph and it instantly adds to the bottom of the note.  If I happen to clip on a different web page, it could ask me if I wanted to use a different or new note.  But clipping from the same web page repeatedly and instantaneously to the same note would save me so much time. 

 

Thank you for reading this.

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