Overview: This section shows users how to use the Shelf Web Clipper to capture all sorts of web content in seconds. It’s a really easy way to add interesting and important to Shelf so you can find it easily later on and share it with fellow team members. Gone are the days of keeping a million browser tabs open to track web content or sending emails that get lost and buried in other people’s inboxes. The Web Clipper can capture articles, images, podcasts, videos (YouTube and Vimeo)...and basically anything that you’ll come across on the internet.

Steps: (In this example we highlight capturing an Article. Scroll down for information about the different types you can capture with the Web Clipper)

1) If you haven’t already installed the Web Clipper click here - it takes less than a minute.

2) As you browse the internet, click on the Web Clipper icon anytime you want to capture something interesting and/or important. You can capture it for your own personal use or you can share the content directly with team members. If you haven’t logged in already, login using the username and password credentials from when you created your Shelf account.

3) Capture an Article - when you come across an article or any web page where you want to capture all of its contents, we recommend capturing it as an Article

4) By selecting the Article type, the Web Clipper scrapes the text and images of the page. This will allow the content to appear inside of Shelf, so you won’t even have to leave the application to view the content. And if you’ve ever bookmarked a page only to return to a “404 Not Found” page, this will solve your problem once and for all.

5) Auto Capture of Page Details - anytime you grab content with the Web Clipper we are automatically scraping the page title, the page URL, the page description, and all of the images on that page so you can refer back to them with ease at a later date.

6) Add a Comment, Tag, or Badge - if you wish, you can add a comment, a tag, or associate a badge with the web content prior to saving it to Shelf. This is totally optional and you always have the ability to add them later on if you don’t have the time or inclination to do so right away.

7) Decide Who to Share it With - by default content captured by the Web Clipper will go into your Personal Library, where you will be the only one who sees or has access to the content. But if you would like to share it with some of your team members, you can select which Group to store the content. Whomever has access to that Group will be able to see this Gem. For more information about how Shelf’s Groups, Folders, and Permissions work click here. 

8) After you click “Save” on the bottom of the Web Clipper pop-up, you will receive a success message letting you know that this content has been stored in Shelf. You don’t even have to be logged in to the application to use this feature, and you can also click on “Open in Shelf” to open the see the web content within the Shelf application.

9) Capture a Video - Shelf supports both YouTube and Vimeo, so you can easily capture any online video that is being played by either platform. After selecting

10) Select the video, add a Comment, Tag, or Badge if you wish, select the location to save the video and click “Save”.

11) Capture an Image - Capturing an image is easy with Shelf - which is really handy for when you’re browsing image-rich websites or when you come across useful infographics that you want to share with fellow team members...

12) Simply choose from the images that appear on that page and click on it to select it for capture.

13) Choose your thumbnail image - anytime you capture content with the Web Clipper, you can click on the image within the Capture Tool to select a new image to appear as the thumbnail image in Shelf.

14) Capture part of a web page as a Text Highlight - sometimes you come across a web page or article that has a particular statistic, quote, or section that is much more important to you than the rest of it. The problem with bookmarking the page is that it can frequently be hard to remember and find that nugget of wisdom later on. That’s where the Text Highlighter comes in handy. You can capture whatever portion of text you want.

15) You can also decide to associate the URL of the page with the text, should you choose. This way, if you want to see the page in its entirety, you can easily access it later on.

16) Capture as a Bookmark - the Web Clipper also allows a user to capture web content as a bookmark

17) The Web Clipper will capture the URL and all of the images on the page so you can select anything as a thumbnail image.

It is also possible to capture content as a Clipping, a Person, an Organization, or a Project!