Web clipping question

I’m sure it’s just me, but I’m having difficulty with web clipping.

I would like to be able to select some text from a news story on a website, click one thing, and have the sorter/clipper box appear with URL automatically attached, so that I can just add tags and hit Add to send to my database.

I can’t figure out how to do this. I do find these options:

Select text > Right-click for Services menu > Create Plain Note

  • This sends the text directly into DTP and auto-adds the URL, but it doesn’t first give me the option to add tags, creating work later – not idea.

Select text > select browser extension clipper:

  • This opens the Web Clip box, with URL auto-added, and my selected text in Comments – but this saves the entire page, and the Comments aren’t visible/usable in the database

Surely I’m missing something? Thanks!

the Comments aren’t visible/usable in the database

Sure they are. Check out the Tools > Annotations & Reminders inspector.

In DEVONthink’s Preferences > Sorter add a hotkey for Copy Selection.

indeed it does, thank you!

I have never been able to get this to work on my end (latest devonthink, Catalina). I have sent some emails to support but have not heard back on that in months…
would really love to get that feature to work for me…


Get what to work?

@BLUEFROG the Sorter Copy Selection

wrote support twice about it in the last 3-4 month with no resolution



I don’t recall any tickets on this.
What was your last ticket number?

hi don’t remember a ticket number but here is the last email I found from support