Notion Web Clipper is a web browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that can be used to save any web page off the internet to any Notion workspace or page of your choosing. While browsing through if something catches your eye then you can save it using the clipper right from the browser without needing to juggle between apps. You can read or edit the information from your Notion account later on.
The web clipper is not a new idea though – Google, Microsoft, Evernote already have it for years. So what Notion Web Clipper does differently from others – how to use it, how do you get it, what are the browsers that support it, and more importantly, is it worth adding one more extension in your browser? If you’re on the same page and also wondering about these questions then you’re in the right place – we’re going to discuss it all.
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What is Noton Web Clipper?
You may already know, at this point Notion is no longer an underdog. Despite being a fairly new addition in this category, it has been able to catch a lot of eyeballs and has a fairly good user base. The reason behind this success is Notion has been able to provide similar or even more features than its rivals like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.
Since the competitors already have had a Web Clipper much before than Notion had, so to compete against others, Notion had to come up with something much better, and the latest Notion Web Clipper seems like the answer.
Notion Web Clipper is a free browser extension that can be installed on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and all other chromium-based browsers that basically support Google Chrome extensions. And for Android and iOS devices the Notion Clipper Feature can be accessed using the built-in ‘Share’ option from any web browser – no need to install any additional extensions as the Web Clipper is baked right into the Notion app and is accessible through your device’s ‘Share’ feature.
Here are some of the quick features of this Web Clipper –
- One Click Save: If you come across something you want to save, just click the Notion icon on the top right of your browser.
- Organize Immedietly: You can choose exactly where you want to save your web pages into. Add research to projects or articles to reading lists.
- Tag, Share, Comment: Don’t just store web pages and forget them. Notion makes it easy to turn them into action items, link them to projects, assign them to teammates, and more.
How to Install Noton Web Clipper?
If you’ve installed any extensions or add-ons before then installing the Notion Web Clipper to your browser will be no different. However, if you haven’t and don’t know what I am talking about then read on. Below I’ll be sharing the step-by-step guide on how to install this extension to Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, and other available browsers like Brave and Opera.
Here are the browsers that currently support the extension (officially):
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
Installing Web Clipper on Chrome
Step 1: Open Chrome web store and search for ‘Notion Web Clipper’ or click on the given link below to directly go to the extension page.
Step2: Click on Add to Chrome button.
Step 3: Now a confirmation pop-up box will appear saying Add “Notion Web Clipper”? with a list of permissions the web clipper asking for. Click the Add extension button to install the Notion Web Clipper into Google Chrome.
That’s it now the extension will be added to your chrome Chrome browser and you can see it in the extensions list.
Installing Web Clipper on Firefox
Step 1: To install the Notion Web Clipper on Mozilla Firefox you can either visit the Firefox add-ons repository and then search for ‘Notion Web Clipper’ or you can click on the given link below to directly go to the extension page.
Step 2: Click the Add to Firefox button.
Step 3: Now another confirmation box will pop up with a list of permissions the web clipper asking for. Click the Add button to install the Notion Web Clipper into Firefox.
Within a moment the Notion Web Clipper will be added to Firefox and a pop-up dialog box will be confirming the same.
Installing Notion Web Clipper on Safari (Mac)
Notion has finally added Web Clipper support for Safari. If you’re a Mac user and Safari is your choice of browser then follow these simple steps to install the Web Clipper extension on Safari.
Step 1: First of all make sure you’re using the latest version of Safari. You need Safari 12 or later to get Safari extensions from the App Store. You can either click on ‘Safari Extensions’ from the menu bar to open the Safari Extensions page or you can click on the given link below to head over to the same page directly.
Step 2: To download and install the extension, click Get. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.
Step 3: Now, Click Install.
That’s all, now within a moment, Web Clipper will be successfully added to your Safari browser.
Installing Notion Web Clipper on Microsoft Edge and other Browsers
If you’d like to install the extension to any other browsers like Microsoft Edge, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi then you can easily do that too. The latest Edge browser is now built on Chromium engine and the other mentioned are also. Since these browsers are built on Chromium, you can install any Chrome extension including the Notion Web Clipper on Microsft Edge from the Chrome Web Store. Just install or update the Edge to a newer version and you’re good to go.
How to Use Notion Web Clipper on Computer?
Now that you’ve installed the extension let’s learn how could you use it.
Step 1: Click the Notion icon to the right of your browser extension section.
Step 2: If you’re not logged into Notion on your browser with the account you want to clip into then first you need to be logged in. Click the Log in button to start the login process.
Step 3: Enter your account Email and Password to go ahead or choose the preferred login method.
Step 4: After you’re logged in, visit a site you want to clip, and while being on that page click on the Notion icon to the right of your browser or use ⌘/Ctrl+Shift+K to make it appear.
Step 5: Now a small window will pop up asking which workspace and Notion page (or database) you want to add the web page into. By default, it’ll select ‘My Link’ database but you can create a new database or choose any of your pages to save it.
Step 6: Finally click on the Save page button or press Enter to save the page to your selected database or Notion page.
Step 7: You’ll have the option to ‘Open in Notion’ to go right to the page you just saved. You can visit the page on the browser or open in the desktop app.