Last March, Microsoft's OneNote team introduced the OneNote Clipper, a tool you add to your Internet Explorer Favorites bar allowing you to easily capture information from the web and save it to OneNote. Today, they've announced some improvements to the service.
These new improvements include Product clipping, a way to capture relevant information from major shopping websites such as Amazon.com, Homedepot.com, Sears.com, Lowes.com, and Overstock.com; PDF clipping, allowing you to save PDFs from the web to OneNote, and read them from within OneNote without the need for a separate PDF reader; and some visual improvements to the OneNote Clipper including a semi-transparent purple Clipper bar, and better responsive flow.
"Our goal is to help you collect your wish list and gift ideas in OneNote in a clear, easy to review format. Then, on these big shopping days, you can use OneNote on your phone, tablet or computer to keep track of it all - OneNote is available for free on all major platforms," Microsoft explained.
You can get the OneNote Clipper by visiting the OneNote Clipper page in IE and adding it to your Favorites, instructions are on the page. Product clipping, like recipe clipping before it, works by using the Bing Platform to extract key details from web pages and then present them in an easy to use format in OneNote.
Give it a try, and as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach us, these new features can come in handy!