Are you using Notion as a student or knowledge worker? Then you will regularly save websites, blog articles or studies in one of your Notion databases. This means you need to find a quick way to transport these resources into your Notion workspace.
How do you do that? Well, doing it manually would be a lot of work. Fortunately, there are two browser extensions, Notion Web Clipper and Save to Notion, that can help you in this endeavor.
Notion Web Clipper
First, let’s get into the Notion Web Clipper – the official extension for Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Click on the symbol in the extension bar of your browser and the extension window opens. Now you can choose the name under which the content will be saved, by default it is the title, select the Notion workspace and the Notion database and the website will be sent to Notion.
Browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Chromium-Based-Browsers like Brave
Mobil: iOS & Android
Save To Notion Extension
But then there is the other competitor in this area:
Save to Notion.
Although this is not an official app from Notion, many users still swear by this extension. It promises more flexibility – in addition to the title, users can also save the page description, author name, publication date, URL and more by default. The properties of the database can also be filled out by default. You can even choose database templates, which is very useful if you want to actively work with the saved content, for example because you are writing a scientific paper.
In the free version, you have 5 forms – these are essentially templates – available that you can adapt to your needs. If you need an unlimited number of forms, you can upgrade to the premium version.
For $5.99 a month (or $49.99 annually), power users get unlimited forms, image uploads, social media integrations, and more. It is a luxury for some, but a necessity for people who want to write a book or complete their academic work.
The hook? This extension is a little less reliable. When testing, I had to log in again and again and the database templates were not displayed immediately. In addition, this extension is currently not available on mobile devices.
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Chromium-Based-Browsers like Brave
Mobil: Derzeit nur als Desktop-Version erhältlich
Price: Kostenlos + Pro ab $ 5.99 im Monat
Which extension do I recommend?
The reliable Notion Web Clipper covers 90-95% of my needs. For the remaining 5-10% of cases, Save to Notion is very useful with its advanced features.
Which extension should you choose now?
This is a classic compromise between simplicity and flexibility.
The Notion Web Clipper is straightforward, while Save to Notion is a Swiss army knife packed with features for the Notion ninja.
I would even recommend you use both extensions in the free version. It doesn’t cost anything and you can then see in practice which tools you will use more often.
That’s it for today!
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below the post.