Rob2050
When do people choose to include a link vs. including a "clean" web clipped article?

What tools do you use for web clipping? I have Evernote, although i think subscription running out soon. Other clean clipping tools?
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joshsullivan
I link when it is a site I use regularly and know the information will be there in 6 months, 1 year, etc. For sites, I'm not visiting frequently, or for tutorials, I usually clip via Print Friendly because I'll have the information forever. Print Friendly, strips almost all of the extra cruft out and only leaves the main article and photos, sometimes it leaves other sections in, but you can hover over the section and delete them before saving the PDF.

I also use SingleFile, which is a great browser extension to download an entire web page within an HTML doc, and keeps it exactly as is, downloading images and everything, but keeping the file size small compared to just saving a web page as is.

Recently I've been looking into a open source web clipper, and found one, but it doesn't do exactly what I want so I'm still looking.
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Rob2050
Yes, i am thinking along those lines too. So with Print Friendly say, you save the PDF and then drag it into The Brain?

The good thing about EverNote is it saves the clean document all in the one step, but I'm not really using Evernote anymore so that does me no good.
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joshsullivan
I usually save it into the BrainBox folder located in your Brains directory, and it is automatically added to BrainBox, so later I can attach it or add it as a child as necessary within TheBrain from the BrainBox.

I stopped using Evernote about 6 years ago at the height of Work Chat, and when Socks started having popups in Evernote, I ran for safer ground.
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Rob2050
Ahhhh.... see a good tidbit there on saving to the BrainBox directory, well played!
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DavidGretzschel
Only time I ever needed webclipping was, when I wanted to read something on the go without mobile internet.
But that situation might not come up anymore in my lifetime.
Isn't the wayback-machine combined with the creation-timestamp covering the "not there anymore"-scenario?
There's a command to open a link in the Wayback machine, though I have never had the need to use it so far.

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GaryW

On the Apple ecosystem, I'll click on the Share icon, open up the menu and select Add to Brainbox. If I want a PDF version to read offline, I'll select Books. 

I recently uploaded a large McKinsey 13MB file on COVID-19 articles to Books. Then used the Share feature to Add to Brainbox. The difference is I get the PDF attachment instead of a URL link. 

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dlorde
I often use the Save Page WE extension to grab web pages, which will save a complete web page to a single HTML file. It has plenty of options, and you can easily attach the resulting file to a thought and move it into your brain if necessary.

I find the Brainbox a pain at times when it requires me to log in even though I'm already running TB and logged onto it...
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