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Posted by Gorski
Jun 3, 2014 at 03:13 AM


I don’t know about should, but glad you figured it out. I’ve always opened those files in a text editor so didn’t realize the URL wasn’t visible with view source.


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jun 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM


I generally copy the bit of web page I want to save and then paste it into (a) OneNote (which means it automatically also pastes the URL), or (b) Notebooks (which preserves the web page layout much better than OneNote). But your solution sounds more sensible, I must say.

On my new MacBook Air, I now print web pages as PDFs to GrowlyNotes - that works very well, and is extremely fast! Means I can take advantage of GrowlyNotes’s very good search function. The only trouble is, it also means I have three repositories - two of them cross-platform. But I can extract the PDFs from GrowlyNotes if I need to, and save them in either OneNote or Notebooks. And sooner or later, an iPad version of GrowlyNotes will be coming out…


Posted by Garland Coulson
Jun 5, 2014 at 08:45 PM


I prefer Evernote for saving web pages - usually as a simplified article version. I usually don’t hit the limit as a free member of Evernote, but if I did, I would just go back on premium.

I prefer clipping web sites to Evernote for the searchability and multiple device access. And it saved me when the Internet was down at my place. I recently wrote an article called “Evernote Replaces The Internet” that outlined my experience.


Posted by Neville Franks
Jun 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM


If all you can do is save a copy of a web page I humbly suggest you will quickly get into a quagmire as your collection grows. It needs to be searchable, indexed with tags, cross-referenced, editable so you can add your own notes etc. It needs to be a live dynamic repository, not a static and stale one. Maybe saving PDF’s or MHT’s works for some, however you’ll likely be wanting something more useful and may well regret starting of this way. Of course I’m biased but I felt it needs saying. ;-)


Posted by Chris Murtland
Jun 9, 2014 at 04:26 PM


Another useful Chrome extension for copying stuff from web pages:


This allows a lot of customization, allows you to copy the selected text in Markdown, etc.


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