Research. It’s the life blood of any writer. No matter what you’re doing – journalism, blogging, penning fiction, or doing any kind of technical or corporate writing – you need to gather facts and information.
Of course, the nature of research has morphed since I went pro all those many years ago. I remember spending a lot of time in the library or on the phone digging up information. Then, the Internet came to our computers and changed the game.
In the early days, researching on the web involved either copying and pasting information into a text editor or word processor file, or jotting notes on to paper. Thanks to web-based note taking applications like Evernote, that became a whole lot easier.
But copying and pasting information into Evernote isn’t the most efficient way to do things. Why not let your browser and Evernote work together? You can do that with two browser extensions for Evernote called Web Clipper and Clearly.
Let’s take a closer look at them and how they can be a useful addition to the tool kit of any writer, technical or otherwise.