Clipping web content

Clipper is a Chrome Extension that allows you to submit any text (emails, tickets, reviews, notes, social comments, transcripts, etc.) from any website or web-based application to Caravel for analysis.

Installing Clipper

  1. Install Clipper for Google Chrome by visiting the Chrome Web Store and click the Add to Chrome button in the upper right

  2. Click Add extension

  3. In the upper right corner of the Chrome window, you will see a puzzle icon, click this to open your extensions panel

  4. Look for Caravel Clipper in the list and click the pin icon to place a shrotcut to Clipper next to the URL bar

Click the pin icon in the extensions window in Google Chrome

Sign in to activate Clipper

Once you've installed Clipper you'll need to sign in via the plugin before you can clip and analyze. You can do this through Google auth or email & password. Choose the method that you normally used when creating your Caravel account. If you haven't created a Caravel account, be sure to do Signup for an account first.

Adding a Clipper source in Caravel

Before you save text you need a Clipper source in Caravel to send your web clips to. To add a Clipper source:

  1. Navigate to Sources from the main side menu

  2. In the sources list, click New Source

  3. Select Clipper as the type

  4. Give it a Name and Description and hit Create Source

Clipper type from the New Source options

Sending web text to your Clipper source

To send web text to your newly created Clipper source, simply highlight text on a webpage in Chromthen open Clipper. Clipper will automatically copy over the highlighted text into its text area field.

Pro-Tip: With Clipper open, hold the command key (mac) or control key (windows) to highlight and append other text on the page. This is very handy if you want to skip text.

Highlighted text is automatically copied into Clipper's text area input

Clipped Metadata

Clipper will automatically save the Source Title, URL, and Date Filed.

Customer info

Clipper can automatically detect the Customer Name in the following web-based applications

  • Intercom

  • Helpscout

Let us know if there is an application that isn't in this list that you frequently use Clipper with. We'll add support for it to make your Clipping even faster. You can reach our team at [email protected]