WebKlipper gives users an easier way to share websites and stories they come across. Although it is not necessarily hard to email someone a link or send one through an instant messaging program, WebKlipper further simplifies the process. The user can “klip” the desired site, and include a personal note to highlight some aspect of the content or share an amusing thought about it. Each user’s klips are stored so they can access past websites and reference them again later on.
Avlesh Singh founded WebKlipper in 2010. The site is still relatively new, so little has changed in terms of purpose. Singh managed to put together a single source that allows users to quickly share websites along with a personal note using the eye-catching interface offered by WebKlipper.
The truth is that the actual function of WebKlipper is not really terribly unique. There are many other ways to share a website, including good old fashioned copy and paste. However, WebKlipper shines in two ways. First, it is very simple to use and can make it much easier to send along a URL. The second way is through the personal note, which can be immediately included with the klipped URL. For users that share many websites, WebKlipper could save time and make it a more interesting and streamlined process.
The WebKlipper site welcomes visitors with a white background, clean menus, and the occasional brilliant pink highlight in the text. Pleasant images help explain the site’s functionality while the playful pink paperclip creates the “Klip It” button for the webpage klip tool. Overall, the site creates an attractive backdrop for users to stop by and make a few klips of their own. Navigation is very easy, with two simple tabs at the top to get things started and all the necessary tools readily available on each.
New users that want to create a WebKlipper account may be a little confused by the site. There is a site creation option which is found by selecting the second tab at the top left hand corner of the homepage labeled “Create your own page.” This will switch the view to the page creation form, which requires a valid email address, page title, and content. The site seems to save “klips” automatically. There does not appear to be an actual account creation or registration form at this time.
Although WebKlipper offers a useful service, its capabilities are limited. Users can create a page, share klips with friends, or check out their past klips. None of these things is really worth a membership fee. Luckily, WebKlipper is available for free, so anyone can use the site at no cost. In order to consider charging a premium account membership fee, WebKlipper would definitely need to improve on its functionality and add a few new features to justify the change. At this point, there is no word on whether or not WebKlipper will be changing anytime soon or ever. For now, anyone can stop by and make a klip, share a klip or check out their klips at no cost.
Anyone who spends a lot of time online can appreciate the functionality of WebKlipper. Many people have found interesting websites only to dismiss sharing them because they don’t feel like taking the time to do so. WebKlipper makes it easy to share the site with a personal note to explain why the user felt the site was significant, funny, or otherwise interesting.