Roll back to an older version of the Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome

Apr 11, 2018 20:18 · 290 words · 2 minute read

There’s no nice way to say it: with the release of version 7 of the Web Clipper Evernote demonstrated that they seem either to not use their own product. Or do the least amount of testing before releasing. And they really give a rat’s ass about their frustrated customers who start to ask themselves what it is they are paying for.

The devastating reviews on the Chrome Web Store for Version 7.x speak for themselves.

Personally I’m most upset about the following regressions, but apparently there are even  more features lost and bugs introduced:

  1. No more keyboard shortcuts
  2. No more search/filtering for a notebook

This really messes up how I work with Evernote on a daily basis. Remarkably I can’t find any value that was actually added.

The company has done nothing to address the issues in at least 2 weeks.

Today I decided I’m just going to try to install the latest 6.x version. What can I say: it works just as it should. For now I can use Evernote again. Until they fuck up in a creative new way, that is.

ℹUpdate 2018/04/14: Using the old of the extension as described below doesn’t work anymore for me.

Here are the steps to go back to Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome version 6.13.2:

  1. Download a crx archive of the old extension (e.g.*)
  2. Uninstall the currently installed Web Clipper extension
  3. Unpack the crx file (for example using this online extractor
  4. Open chrome://extensions
  5. Enable Developer mode (radio box at the upper right)
  6. Hit “Load unpacked” and point to the folder of previously extracted crx file. Done

*Disclaimer: Handle with care. Extensions can be harmful and you have to decide for yourself if you trust such a third party site.