I like to save copies of articles from websites locally. I do this because often links will change around or a website will disappear entirely from time to time. Also, I don't want to "bookmark" the article because it will bloat the omnibox search results in Chrome.
I was using Delicious (about 5+ years ago) but the dynamics of link sharing has largely moved onto Facebook and Twitter. Delicious always seemed to be better suited to websites over articles anyway. I moved onto Evernote, and it's web clipper isn't too bad.
Evernote Web Clipper will work but was wondering if anyone had suggestions. I am currently in the process of demoing OneNote, so I have temporarily moved all my notes there (somewhat painstakingly, I might add!). I'm actually starting to like OneNote better than Evernote. The problem with OneNote is that it's web clipper only seems to be compatible with Internet Explorer.
I also use Pocket, but I am using that exclusively as a read-it-later list. I'm not really sure the best way to use Pocket to save articles
Here are my requirements:
- Windows support (I use Windows 7 x64).
- De-crapify webpages before saving them -- I just want the article and relevant images (none of the website's formatting or ads, but keeping any relevant diagrams, pictures, and layout).
- Save the link to the article and date.
- Saves the article to its own storage (not just a reference or link). Doesn't have to sync locally, but it would be preferred.
- Minimal levels of organization so I can search the articles and browse a list of them.
In reality - this is a question of "too many options" and not "too few" or "unknown". I'd like to hear community feedback on what is the best option, not the available options.