When finding some interesting words in a webpage, you might want to annotate them and share them to your friends. Or, you probably landed an a webpage with some interesting images and want to annotate them for personal note. Google Chrome has some extensions to allow you do that job.
Google Chrome is the world’s number one web browser and it has thousands of extensions available on the Chrome Web Store in various categories and functionalities, including the ones to add annotation on web page.
Annotating a certain text or image is a helpful method to show a notable part of a certain web page before sharing to friends or colleagues. Here are some Google Chrome extensions that you can use to add annotation to a web page.
1. Evernote Web Clipper
The first extension you can try to annotate a web page is Evernote Web Clipper. As you can guess, this extension is owned by Evernote, a well-known note-taking app so you can save your annotated web page directly to Evernote to make it easier to share with your friends online. Evernote Web Clipper enables you to highlight a certain text of a web page, annotate and add some symbols.
With Evernote Web Clipper you can only add annotation by taking a screenshot of the current page. Hypothesis is different. You can add annotation directly on a web page without taking any screenshot. Both extensions are actually have the different approach. The main purpose of Hypothesis — as described on its official site — is to bring a new layer to the web. Hypothesis is a great tool if you are working on a paper and use internet as the reference. You can annotate or highlight a certain text and jump to main part of the web page you are refer to.
You need to create an account first before being able to use the extension. You will need the account to organize your annotated texts.
3. Diigo Web Collector
Diigo Web Collector is a combination between Evernote Web Clipper and Hypothesis. This extension allows you to both annotate a web page directly without taking any screenshot, or capture it first. No matter how you will annotate your desired web page, you also need an account in order to organize your annotated web pages.
Like Hypothesis, Diigo is also a great tool for organizing online references for those who are working on a scientific paper or any project that need some online references. You can save, organize and share your annotated web pages to selected people, make it a great tool for collaboration.