The Bottom Line
- Snip IT lets you send snippets from web sites easily by email
- You can send selected text and links right from the Internet Explorer context menu
- Snip IT works with Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail in addition to desktop email programs
- Snip IT could work with more web-based email services
- Text formatting is not ideal with all services and configurations
- Snip IT creates a new email from selected text in Internet Explorer.
- If the email program or service supports it, Snip IT copies all formatting and images.
- The message subject is taken from the web page title, and a link is placed in the body in addition to selected content.
- Snip IT works with default Windows email programs as well as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail.
- Snip IT supports Windows XP/Vista and Internet Explorer 6/7.
Guide Review - Snip IT 1.0.1 - Internet Explorer Add-On
The most simple, safe and straight-forward route is still to copy what you like and paste it into an email. It works every time and takes but a few keystrokes. Well, quite a few keystrokes maybe, especially if you also want to create a meaningful subject and include a link.
With Snip IT, you can create an email from highlighted content on a web page in Internet Explorer with two mouse clicks: one with the right mouse button to bring up the context menu and one with the left button to select the email service or program of your choice.
Snip IT works with any default Windows email program but also recognizes some popular web-based email service (Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail Classic). Of course, an even wider selection of services would be great, and not all supported email accounts handle all the formatting sent by Snip IT perfectly.
In any event, Snip IT is a seemingly inconspicuous but often very handy IE add-on if you want to share what you find on the web with others — or yourself.