With our new web clipper block and browser extension, you can send links, images, and more from all over the web directly into a base structured to fit your specific needs.
With the new web clipper block and the official Chrome browser extension, it only takes a couple of clicks to capture text, images, and even numbers from anywhere on the web. By turning this content into new Airtable records, your clips are centralized in the same bases where you manage your work—making it easier than ever to turn inspiration into action.
In addition to text, links, numbers, and more, the web clipper supports saving images from a page, full page screenshots, or partial screenshots.
You can even give each clip custom tags or assign it to one of the collaborators in your base—because the web clipper is derived from the custom fields in your own Airtable base, you can truly customize your clipper to meet your specific needs. For example, if you were using Airtable to keep track of your company’s mentions in the press, you could make a clip action that allows you to categorize articles by type using a multiple select field.
Tag what’s important, or assign tasks to team members on the fly—it’s all up to you.
And once you’ve saved the clips to your base, you can immediately take advantage of all the other features of Airtable in order to take action. Sort, group, and filter your clips; quickly switch between viewing your clips in a grid, on large cards, or on a kanban board; analyze your clips with charts and pivot tables.
How our web clipper is different
The customer success and solution architect team at Mixpanel have an Airtable base for managing tasks. Previously, according to Andrew Wingrave, Solutions Architect at Mixpanel, “the biggest barrier to adoption of this workflow, internally, had been creating the task itself.” But now, he says, “Airtable’s web clipper has reduced that barrier to entry significantly.”
Now with the click of a button I can create a task directly from an email, automatically pulling in the subject line and body, and then prioritise it, and assign it right from my inbox.
Andrew Wingrave, Solutions Architect at Mixpanel Learn more about Mixpanel’s customer success task management system and its associated web clipper—or make your own copy of both—on Airtable Universe.
This demonstrates exactly why Airtable’s web clipper is so powerful: every clip you make goes directly into the same place where you do your work. It’s a lot more than just a tool for making sure you don’t forget things—it’s a way to make your existing workflows even more powerful.
Since every clip you make becomes a new record in one of your bases, every clip is automatically slotted into a custom structure designed for your needs. Furthermore, because you determined the structure of the base, you also get to determine what kind of content is important to clip! Grabbing the title of a webpage and a URL is great—and of course you can do both of those things with the web clipper block—but if you have more specific types of information that you want to clip, the web clipper block has got you covered too. For example, Mixpanel’s web clipper block is customized to grabContinue reading