MaoXian web clipper

MaoXian web clipper

Clip information from web page to your local machine to avoid information invalidation. Save as HTML or Markdown, Pictures or styles will also be saved. free and respect your privacy.

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What is MaoXian web clipper?

MaoXian web clipper is an efficient Firefox extension designed for saving and managing information from web pages on your local system. Whether you prefer HTML or Markdown formats, MaoXian will cater to your needs while ensuring all related files (including images, styles and more) are saved too. With features like online data categorization, meta data tagging, history tracking, and more, the add-on presents a perfect balance between functionality and user privacy.

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Stats
By: Mika
Users: 518 ▲ 118
Rating: 4.75 (40)
Version: 0.4.43 (Last updated: 2024-02-20)
Creation date: 2018-05-24
Weekly download count: 25
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • tabs
  • downloads
  • downloads.open
Size: 383.40K
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Summary

MaoXian is a handy web clipper that focus on clipping information from web pages to your local machine. All relative files (pictures, stylesheets, web fonts etc. ) will also be saved. That means you gain the control to browser them offline, synchronize them using whatever file storage service you like, anything you can do with local files.

Storage

Web pages are written as HTML (HyperText Markup Language) file, So they will be saved as HTML by default. You can also save them as Markdown. The clipped files are organized as folder rather than an single file. Because the main files (HTML or Markdown) are just text file, you can search or edit them easily.

Every clipping has one category and any number of tags. Category are used to organize the clipped files, Let's assume you have a clipping called "clipingA" with a category "news", then it'll be saved in "MaoXian-foler/news/clippingA". All save paths of different file type can be configured very flexible as long as they are inside MaoXian-folder.

Get Ready

Sometimes the current state of web page is not ideally to save. For example: you want to save the high quality pictures rather the low quality ones that currently display. or the web page contains lazy load pictures but due to some reason these pictures are not loaded, the displyed ones are placeholder pictures. or there's some content unrelative staff that inside the main content etc.

MaoXian comes with a feature called Assistant which can help you solve these problems before the clipping process.

Select the content you want to clip

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Very convenient web clipper
  • Respects user privacy
  • Allows saving webpages locally in markdown or web format
  • Good developer response time
Cons
  • Initial settings can be complex
  • Some users encountered issues with the saving or resolution of images
  • An additional .json metadata file is generated that some users find unnecessary
Most mentioned
  • Ease of use
  • Option to save in markdown format
  • Respects user privacy
  • Good developer response
  • Some complexities with initial setup
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Safety
Risk impact

MaoXian web clipper is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install MaoXian web clipper if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

MaoXian web clipper is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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