This extension works like a web clipper, but it downloads websites in a markdown format. Turndown and Readability.js are used as core libraries. It is not guaranteed to work with all websites.

What is markdown-clipper?

markdown-clipper is a Firefox add-on by Enrico Kaack. This add-on has 344 daily active users, a good user rating of 4.77, and was removed from Firefox Browser Add-ons 10 months ago. The latest version, 1.2, was updated 3 years ago.

This add-on was removed from Firefox Browser Add-ons on 2023-01-30
Stats date:
Users: 344
Rating: 4.77 (13)
Version: 1.2 (Last updated: 2020-06-16)
Creation date: 2019-01-05
Weekly download count: 8
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
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  • downloads
Size: 143.08K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This is a Firefox and Google Chrome extension to clip websites and download them into a readable markdown file. Please keep in mind that it is not guaranteed to work on all websites.

To use this add-on, simply click the add-on icon while you are browsing the page you want to save offline. A dialogue asks you where to save the generated markdown file.

It uses the following two libraries:

Readability.js by Mozilla in version from commit 52ab9b5c8916c306a47b2119270dcdabebf9d203. This library is also used for the Firefox Reader View and it simplifies the page so that only the important parts are clipped. (Licensed under Apache License Version 2.0)
Turndown v6.0.0 & turndown-plugin-gfm v1.0.2 by Dom Christie is used to convert the simplified HTML (from Readability.js) into markdown. (Licensed under MIT License)

See the source code on

Use at your own risk, no Warranty or Liability by the author or other contributors.

User reviews
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Risk impact

markdown-clipper may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

markdown-clipper may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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