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Looking for an easy way to save webpages and anything you find on them from your desktop or laptop to your Collect account? We’ve got you covered!
We’ve released a handy extension for Google Chrome that makes saving web pages from your desktop to your Collect account super easy. Collecting is simpler than ever, and bookmarking your favourite recipes, inspiring art references or academic sources is just a click away.
You can be a collection expert in four easy steps:
1) How do I install the extension?
1. First, make sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome on your device. Don’t have it installed? You can find a link to download it here.
2. Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is follow this link and install the extension onto your Google Chrome: https://we.tl/savetocollect
(Once the extension is properly installed, you should see a little logo in the top-right corner of your browser, next to the address bar)
2) Linking my Collect account
After successfully installing the extension, the first time you click the icon, the application will ask you to sign into your Collect account. Once you've done that, we'll do the rest of the work for you.
If you haven't yet created an account, you can do so by clicking the text that says 'Don't have an account? Create an account' at the bottom of the extension's Sign in window.
Please keep in mind that this Google Chrome extension is not a a full version of the Collect app, but is simply a tool for saving things from your browser to your Collect account.
3) How do I save web pages?
Once you have the extension installed, whenever you click the logo in your Google Chrome browser, you’ll instantly add a link to that web page in a board created by the extension (You might have to restart your Chrome browser to start saving/clipping).
4) How do I save media?
You can also save images, videos or anything else you find on a webpage by right clicking it and clicking the 'Save to Collect' button:
Once you’ve saved something to Collect, you can open a copy of the board in your browser by clicking “Open board” in the Window that pops up:
You can also sign into any other device with your Collect account, where you can view and edit the board.
5) Can I create new boards or see all my boards with Google Chrome?
The short answer: no. But the great news is that we now offer a desktop app for Collect that offers all the same great features that you enjoy with the mobile app. For everything you need to know about the Collect desktop app, check out this article.