Yeah, this is a tough one for me and is the only thing keeping me still tied to Evernote. There’s a lot I love about DT and don’t like about Evernote, but while their clipper isn’t perfect, it’s very good and has the benefit of the preview—DT requires me to constantly switch apps while browsing and clipping, then trial-and-error the format and Clutter Free options until I get something usable. That’s an enormous slowdown in workflow. And while I very much appreciate that this isn’t an easy task and that Devon is a smaller company, etc., this strikes me as the exact sort of an issue that prevents a company from expanding.
Speaking for myself, this function is absolutely, unequivocally a 100% essential one—a database/note-taking program that doesn’t easily clip webpages is just not that convenient or useful. This needs to be at the very top of DT’s priorities.
And I second other suggestions for some sort of preview—honestly, the most frustrating part is the switching between apps.
PS: for demonstration purposes, here are several attempts to clip this exact page—I was totally unable to make it work, and there’s not even a Safari Reader View available. As others have noted, the Clutter-Free option returns only the name of the page. Worst of all, the Plain Text option (even without Clutter-Free selected) returns a completely BLANK page—not even the title!
For comparison, my first try with Evernote:
The issue for me is clear—this page is the exact sort of thing I clip for future reference, and I simply cannot do it with Clip to DT.