How to Clip content using Firefox and Kauthor


How easy is it to clip content with Kauthor?  This is my 3rd in a series of posts examining our Kauthor features against Robin Good's criteria for the ideal content curation tool.  Lets see how this all works.

Can you "clip" content from the web easily?

  • Is there a dedicated bookmarklet, browser extension or add-on? Answer: Yes, Kauthor is a Browser extension
  • Can you clip any specific text, image or video? Answer: Yes, Firefox offers many powerful extensions for clipping
  • Can you clip a full web page or a part of it? Answer: Yes, the scraping tool clips the summary of the page and you can make your own changes
  • From which content sources can you clip? Answer: Kauthor curates any link, and further clipping depends on the extension you choose to install

The important question to ask is, do you want to clip so you can embed the clip within your article, or are you clipping so you can access that article later?  Our tool, Kauthor is a Firefox extension and Firefox offers quite a few extensions that allow you to clip content, images and video for various purposes.  I use Clipping Manager by AE Creations.

We already demonstrated in the previous post how you can cut/copy text and images from the article and embed that in the description editor for each link.

To see how it all works, launch Firefox and click below to install the Kauthor extension


curation tool, Robin's Criteria