Microsoft has unveiled two OneNote utilities that enable users to get more from the notes tool. To complement the OneNote Clipper release recently, the OneNote Clipper for Chrome is an extension for Google’s web browser that makes light work of capturing online content and saving to OneNote.
The initial Clipper tool proved so popular with Chrome users that the decision was made to release a dedicate extension. It can be downloaded free of charge and adds a new button to Chrome. The extension replaces the OneNote Clipper tool, so this can be uninstalled as the two are not needed at the same time. The first time you click the new toolbar button, you’ll need to sign into your account, but from that point forward, clicking it will save the current page or selection to OneNote for you.
Also announced today is the Springpad to OneNote migration tool. Many users were surprised by Springpad’s sudden revelation that the service will be closing down towards the end of the month. Anyone who has used Springpad for any length of time probably has a good deal of content looking for a new home, and this is where the migration tool can help.
Before it’s too late, you’ll need to sign into your Springpad account and use the Export Your Data option to option a zip file. This file can then be uploaded to OneNote, and each Springpad notebook will be transformed into a section in your notebook, and each page becomes its own page in the section.