What Is Clipmarks?

What You Need to Know About This Handy Tool

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Clipmarks was a widget for sharing articles with across the Internet. It has since been removed from the web. (Sorry!)

The tool allowed users to easily clip articles and videos and post them through a button on their browser, show off their clippings on Facebook or their blogs with their personal Clipmarks widget, and vote on their favorite clips on the Clipmarks website.

Current Tools That Can Replace Clipmarks

If you miss Clipmarks, your next best bet is to sign up for an Evernote account and install the Evernote Web Clipper tool. Evernote is a cloud-based organization tool that lets users create new "notes" to store everything from documents and website links, to images and videos in a convenient way that can be contained in larger notebooks and labeled with different tags.

Evernote's Web Clipper tool is a browser add-on that you can use any time you want to save a portion of a web page. All you have to do is click the button in your browser, choose the format for which you want it to be saved (article, simplified article, full page, link bookmark, or screenshot), select the noteback it belongs in and add any relevant tags.

Evernote is the type of tool that will make you wonder how you ever lived without it. When you sign into your Evernote account (either on the web or through any of its desktop or mobile apps), you'll notice that each note will have a "Share" option. Click it to send it to one of your contacts, share it on social media, or grab the public link to give to anyone who needs to access it.

If Evernote is not exactly your idea of a good Clipmarks replacement, then you might want to consider Bitly as another alternative. It's a little more limited, but still offers a convenient way of sharing information on the web.

Most people know Bitly as a popular link shortening service and not much else. But when you sign up for an account, you actually get your own network of other Bitly users (found through your existing Facebook and Twitter networks) plus your own section for your Bitlinks.

For all the Bitlinks you share, you can see your stats on how much action they're getting. When you visit your network tab, you'll be able to see Bitlinks shared by others in your network, and they'll be able to see any of yours in their own account.

While Bitly doesn't exactly have the useful clipping feature that Clipmarks had and Evernote's Web Clipper currently offers, it's still worth using for collecting and organizing interesting links from around the web -- even if you have to visit the link to see the full content of the web page.

You may also want to check out the following tools in addition to Evernote and Bitly:

Updated by: Elise Moreau