I've confessed my love for all things tech and Evernote especially for menu planning in a previous post. I have a menu tag for day to day cooking organization, but I use a recipes tag as an archive and Evernote clipper helps me save my inspiration in about three clicks.
Evernote Clipper is a browser extension. It's available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. An extension is like an app for your browser. The downloaded extension, or web app, literally adds a button to your browser, making common online tasks easier and faster.
When I come across a recipe I'd like to try, I click on the Evernote elephant and I get a new window.
Let's say I'm browsing online and come across this recipe [the source of the Wonder Bread].
I can click on the Evernote elephant and get a new window. I like the extension best on Chrome because it pre-populates some of the fields and it's usually accurate. This has given the title of the article as the suggested title of the note and correctly tagged it as recipes. Some of the extensions in other browsers don't have these options.
If you don't like the suggested title or if you want to add tags, you can do that all from this window. There's no copying and pasting into Evernote.
And that's it! I can open up Evernote on my desktop, Android, or iPad and the note is there. If you're even more organizationally savvy, you can use more specific tags like breakfast or slow cooker. Right now, I have all of my recipes in my main notebook, but I may need to create a separate cooking notebook.