A free and private clipping tool for writers, podcasters, sales professionals — anyone compiling text research for any purpose.
Easily clip and prepare text-based research for your podcast episodes, blog posts, news stories, research papers, sales calls, or any other upcoming event. After installing, you may need to restart Chrome.
LATEST UPDATE: We cleaned up the overlay appearance and changed our branding a bit with this release. It prepares us for another upcoming release with some huge feature improvements. Still, 100% free with 100% privacy — no other app or account required. Use whatever research or notes app you prefer.
1. Name your clips.
2. Clip a nearly unlimited number of text snippets before pasting into your research app of choice — Evernote? OneNote? Trello? Google Docs? Use any app.
3. Work across numerous tabs in Google Chrome (or the Brave browser, if you like).
4. Export and download your clips as a .csv file instead of pasting them into an app.
If you spend any amount of time clipping online research in text form, but want the freedom of using whatever note or research app you like, HelloClips is a perfect companion.
Example uses: See a quote by upcoming guest for a podcast episode that you want to ask him or her about? Need to compile research for a blog post? Or gather background information for an upcoming meeting with a sales prospect? This is how HelloClips helps.
Here's how it works.
To start using, you simply highlight the text you want on any page, right-click and select HelloClips from the pop-up context menu that appears or click the Chrome extension icon in the top right corner of your browser, then name your clip, and three things are instantly copied at once by activating the extension:
1) your highlighted text,
2) the URL of the web page you're on, and
3) the web page title).
You can deselect any of these three that you don't need to capture. You don't choose File | Copy or use any other shortcut.
You then continue clipping text research from one website to another. Spend 10 minutes, or an hour, or whatever amount of time researching your podcast guest. HelloClips adds each clip to create a clean, running capture of content.
When you're done, simply type Ctrl-V (PC) or Command-V (Mac) to paste into you research app or tool of choice — Evernote? Google Docs? Apple Notes? It doesn't matter what app you use — and everything you've been clipping is pasted for you to review as you prepare your podcast interview questions.
If you're more database-minded, you can tap the download button at the bottom of the screen when clipping your last item of research and download all your clipped content as a .csv file to import into Google Sheets or any database tool, like our favorite, Airtable.
That's it. Faster research, encouraging you to do more to prepare your podcast episodes.