How to Save PDFs Into Evernote Directly from Your Web Browser

by Michael on July 15, 2012 · 0 comments

Every now and then I run across pdf documents on the web that I want to save into Evernote. My primary browser is Chrome and I have the Evernote Web Clipper installed. Unfortunately, that only snags to the URL and leaves the pdf behind.


Annoying, right? I’ve Googled a bit and looked for a solution but haven’t run across anything earth-shattering. Yes, you can set up an import folder that Evernote watches and save it there, but that’s kind of clunky.

Instead, I’ve settled on using the print dialog to “Send PDF to Evernote“. I’m not sure how it works in Windows, but on my Mac I can simply click the “PDF” button in the bottom left of the print dialog and then access the “Send PDF to Evernote” command from there.

Note that, in Chrome, you’ll have to click the link in the default print dialog to “Print using system dialog…” — or hit cmd-opt-p to toggle to the system dialog.

If you don’t have “Send PDF to Evernote” option in your system print dialog, see here:

Adding “Send PDF to Evernote” Option to Your Mac Print Dialog

And yes, this should work equally well with Safari or Firefox.

If you have any other methods for capturing pdfs directly from your browser, I’d love to hear them.


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