This article covers how to use the web clipper app to gather information from a web page and use it to create records in Airtable. Note that this app also requires opening and using Airtable in the Google Chrome browser.
Install the web clipper browser extension
The Airtable web clipper browser extension lets you select a clip action to create a new record in an Airtable base, using content from whatever web page you’re currently looking at. It appears as an Airtable logo button to the right of your address bar.
To get started, open Chrome and go to the Airtable Chrome extension, then click the blue Add to Chrome button to install the Airtable web clipper browser extension.
Please note that at this time, web clipper is only available for Google Chrome.
Create a new clip action
To create a new clip action, go to the base into which you’d like to add new clipped records and add a new web clipper app. To do that, click on the button that says "Apps", then "Install an app", and then search for web clipper from our app marketplace.
Once you add the web clipper app and install the browser extension you'll be given the option to "Add a clip action".
After giving your new clip action a name and picking a table to add records to, you can click the Add to extension button to add your newly created clip action to your browser extension, or click Skip for now to jump to customizing your clip action.
Customize a clip action
Customizing your clip action lets you choose what kind of content goes into different fields when you create a new record with the browser extension.
You can either set a default value for a field (which will prefill the new record with information from the web page) or select None for the default value. If you don’t select a default value for a field, you can fill in that field with your own content (like freeform text or a screenshot of the web page) before creating the new record.
Once you’ve set up all the fields you’d like, click the Add to extension button (if you didn’t already do so in the previous screen). You’re ready to start clipping!