Evernote is an awesome productivity tool used for many things like online research, note taking, saving and organizing recipes, event planning, project collaboration and much more. Even if you don’t have an Evernote account, I’m sure that you’ve at least heard of it.
One of the best things about Evernote is that it can be accessed from anywhere such as: your computer desktop (Windows, Mac), your Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) or your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone).
There are so many mobile and desktop applications that integrate with Evernote that it’s hard to keep up. Instead, today I want to highlight a few excellent tools that allow you to use Evernote on the Web.
Evernote’s Web clipper is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or as a bookmarklet for any other browser. You can use it to clip any part of a Web page (text, images, links), which makes it great for research. The Web Clipper automatically grabs the link of the page you’re on, just in case you may have to go back to it later. You can also add tags, comments and select a notebook to put the clip in.
Although the Web Clipper is inferior to the “Evernote Helper” that comes with the desktop versions, it’s great for those that do not want an extra desktop application running or prefer to use Evernote on the Web.
This is one of my favorite Web tools for Evernote because it not only cleans up Web pages, blog posts and articles, but it saves the cleaned up version to your Evernote account with a single click. I use Clearly often to save Web pages for later offline reading. Unfortunately, it’s only available for Firefox and Chrome – hopefully Safari is coming soon.
Clearly also has a smart filing feature that works is pretty accurate. With smart filing, Clearly will automatically assign tags and a notebook to your clipped articles based the notebooks and tags already in your account. If it’s not correct you can fix it by clicking on “Edit” and then you’ll be directed to the web-based version of Evernote.
I mentioned Evernote and IFTTT last week in my 9 IFTTT Recipes for Bloggers, but I want to mention it again because it’s an invaluable tool. With IFTTT you can automatically send all types of useful information, links, images and more to your Evernote account.
Here are a few examples of IFTTT recipes using Evernote:
You can also use IFTT to automatically backup your publicly shared notes to places like Dropbox and Google Drive.
KustomNote is one of the best ways to use Evernote on the Web, especially for those that want to create professional notes and forms. With KustomNote you can create stylish templates (much like with Google Forms) and customize them to fit your needs. KustomNote also has themes, which allow you change the look of your notes from plain text to something else like a note page. There’s a great review on Appstorm that will show you how to use KustomNote in detail.
What’s nice about KustomNote is that you can share your custom templates and browse public templates. If you find a public template that you like, you can save and edit it or use as is. When you’re ready to use a template, just create a new note on KustomNote with it, fill in the form fields and save.
KustomNotes’ tight Evernote integration means that all of your notes are automatically saved to your Evernote account. When creating or editing a template you can choose which notebook to save it to and apply tags to it, among other things.
A few public templates that may come in handy are: Work Order, Writing Conference, Book Notes, Meeting Minutes, To Do List, Books to Read, and Blog Post.
How would you like to get feedback from your website visitors in the form of a screenshot? With Usersnap, you can do just that. By adding a simple script to your website, users can send you screenshots and annotate them with notes and highlights.
The cool bar part comes is how you actually receive the feedback. Of course, you can receive feedback by email, but that’s not all. With Usersnap’s Evernote integration, you can collection feedback and get it sent right to your Evernote account. This allows for better organization and will help to keep your inbox a little more organized.
What is your favorite way to use Evernote on the Web?
Charnita is a full-time freelance writer and blogger with 3+ years of experience, and also the owner of SocialWebTools.info. She's also an early adopter who loves trying out new social media tools along with Web and iOS (iPad) apps. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.