Tuesday Tip: Highlighting the web

Webarchive with highlightingHighlighting is a tried-and-true method of isolating details in a body of text. At a glance, more important information is easily distinguished from the less important content. Many people know you can highlight passages in PDF files. But many people also clip a lot of web content — web archives, formatted notes, and HTML pages — and still have the need for highlighting. DEVONthink has that option covered too.

When you’re reading a clipped web page in DEVONthink, select some text and choose Format > Highlight (or press ⇧⌘L) and the text will be highlighted with the current highlight color. When you save the page, the highlights will be preserved.

3 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Highlighting the web”

  1. darwin says:

    Nice feature I didn’t know. Is this also possible in DTGO?

  2. @ darwin: As iOS doesn’t offer the full capabilities of WebKit on the Mac, unfortunately no.

  3. Marcel says:

    For me, this has become the main flaw of DTGO 🙁 What about enabling highlighting in plain .RTF files? Or do you use WebKit for displaying RTF as well? I switch to PDF as main file type, only for the sake of highlighting – but reading a DIN A4 PDF on iOS has a very anachronistic touch.