If you like the Devonthink web clipper’s Archive option or bookmarklet, but would rather get rid of all the extraneous content (like ads, website header & footer) from an article before importing it into Devonthink, here’s a bookmarklet for you.
Unlike the other Instapaper solutions I found on the forum, it requires no configuration, RSS feeds, AppleScript, etc. Just drag the link below to your bookmarklets bar and use it to clip whatever page you want in one step. It’s just a slightly modified version of the Devonthink Archive Bookmarklet that passes the page through Instapaper’s text engine.
I couldn’t figure out how to post a bookmarklet here that could be easily installed, so go to the following page, then drag the bookmarklet to your bar from there:
Although rich text captures of selected areas of a page have been my preferred capture mode for a long time (and I often use Safari’s Reader as a means of automatic text selection), I’m delighted by WebArchive captures in the new Instapaper mode of Clip to DEVONthink. Instapaper’s selection of article content on a page is generally better than Reader’s in comprehensiveness and formatting.
WebArchive capture of articles by Clip to DEVONthink with the box checked for Instapaper selection approach the compactness of rich text captures of the same material.
The only downside is that Clip to DEVONthink requires reloading of the page, so there’s a perceptible wait (with my slow satellite broadband) for the captured data to arrive in a DT database, by comparison to the instantaneous rich text capture of selected page content using the command ‘Command-)’.