Evernote offers an interesting alternative to bookmarks, sharing, and other less-than-ideal means of saving Web content. It stores Web content permanently in a free online account that lets you access your saved stuff from your PC, laptop, phone, or other device. With the free Evernote Web Clipper extension for Google Chrome you can access your Evernote account from inside Chrome via the address bar. We tried it in Chrome and Chrome Plus, and we liked it a lot in both. But then, Evernote is designed to work with just about anything and everything, and not just Web browsers.
Evernote Web Clipper for Google Chrome, like other Chrome extensions, can be installed quickly, easily, and painlessly. It placed the green-backed Evernote elephant icon on the Chrome address bar; we clicked it and signed in to Evernote. Once signed in, we could save content directly by clicking the Evernote icon or by right-clicking the area we wanted to save and selecting Evernote's file-saving options from the context menu. If you haven't signed up for an Evernote account, that too is quick, easy, and free. It's pretty cool, too; you can save just about anything, including non-Web-based content. It lets you write and save notes and to-do lists, store pictures and other files, view PDFs, and more; but the best part is that you can access your stuff anytime, anywhere, from just about anything compatible with an Evernote app.
Chrome is fast and free, but what makes it special is the ever-growing list of interesting extensions that integrate easily, even seamlessly, and add useful capabilities without slowing down your browsing. The Evernote Web Clipper extension is a perfect example. All it does is make it easier to use Evernote with Chrome, but that ain't a bad trick, in our book.