Native Quick Capture / Clipper

Nothing comes close to beat Evernote’s quick capture function on mobile and browser.

The ability to natively, without going through another app, add a block to an existing page like an Inbox (or daily journal note page) would be awesome.

Almost every note app available has neglected a good solution for quick capture except Notion. This is such a huge gap in the market. Of course I can’t speak for everyone, but if anyone would love such a function do share your ideas or like this post.

No, copy pasting is not a native solution. Nor is importing through readwise or a third party app. Nor is working through obsidian.

Perhaps when Sync services are in place. The issue now is that there is no way to inject data into Logseq unless you go down the road of allowing like an extension to be able to access the file system to inject into the .md file.


Maybe I’m missing something important, but isn’t that what a web clipper does?

I recently converted my Evernote stuff to Logseq, and had to weed out tons of extraneous garbage from many of them (fortunately, after deleting outdated notes, I had just over 100 to deal with). It would probably require AI to do it right, but a web clipper that grabs only content, then converts it to Logseq (or some other PKM), would be solid gold.

Note hygiene is a person’s own responsibility. It’s not on the tool itself. Of course with more function comes more recklessness. But there can be processes built after to filter an inbox for example, or to decay/retire items not processed in a certain time limit. Decaying blocks or pages could be a valuable additional suggestion instead, or some filtering process.

Joplin web clipper is very good.

I use the open source QuickDynalist app. It is nice, because

  1. it is fast: open it, paste your text, press “Add item” and you are done.
  2. it appears in the “share” menu of android, so you can share e.g. links from the browser.

The items are added at the end of a configured page, e.g. “Inbox”.
I would be great to have an app like this for Logseq.


Try out the extentions Link MD and Roam Highlighter. I use both for different things. But would be happy if the extentions could push it inside Logseq too, but I use an AutorHotKey script for that.