The Standard Notes Clipper: An Encrypted Notes App

The Standard Notes Clipper is a free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app that I use for work and personal use. I absolutely love the app because it’s secure, customizable, and it works on web, desktop, and mobile, but something it did not offer was a “web clipper” that allows users to grab pages or portions of pages they find on the web and save them to notes. A few competing note-taking apps offer this feature but they are not as secure or advanced in other areas as Standard Notes. Therefore, thanks to Standard Notes being an open source project, I was able to work with their developer documentation and the app’s creator to develop a web clipper that seamlessly works with Standard Notes. The clipper works with Firefox, Chrome, and Chromium-based browsers such as Brave. It uses the same encryption measures as Standard Notes, and it offers a variety of clipping “modes” so that users can grab exactly what they need from pages.

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About the Engineer

John Jones is the Vice President of Interactive Strategies at the Case Foundation in Washington D.C. There, John leads technical strategy, interactive campaign development and the digital execution for the Foundation’s programs and movements. Digital pioneers Jean and Steve Case founded the Case Foundation in the 90s to invest in people and ideas that can change the world. Today, the Foundation focuses on three key pillars: revolutionizing the philanthropic sector, unleashing the power of entrepreneurship to create social change and igniting civic engagement through citizen-driven solutions.

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