Copy Webpage Content as HTML, Markdown, BBCode, Plain Text

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Here is a free Chrome extension to copy webpage content as HTML, Markdown, BBCode formatting, plain text, etc. This extension is named as “Copycat“. You will have the choice what type of output you want. Normally, when we copy some content from webpage and paste it in MS Word or some other text editor, the content is pasted in the original format. If you don’t want that and need to copy webpage content as BBCode, HTML formatting, Markdown formatting, or plain text, then this extension is pretty helpful.

In the screenshot below, you can see I pasted some webpage content as Markdown, HTML, and BBCode formatting. By default, it can’t be done. But the same thing is made pretty easy using this Chrome extension.

webpage content copied as markdown, bbcode, and html

How To Copy Webpage Content as HTML, Markdown, BBCode, Plain Text, Etc. Using This Free Chrome Extension?

First of all, you need to access homepage of this Chrome extension. You can do this using the link available at the end of this review.

Once the extension is installed, open a webpage whose content you want to copy. After that, select the webpage content and open right-click context menu for that selection. There you will see “Copycat” option. Access that option and you will see sub-options, which are:

  • Markdown.
  • HTML.
  • BBCode.
  • HTML (only <a> tag).
  • Plaintext.
  • Raw strings.
  • HTML (no attributes).
  • Plaintext (trimmed), etc.

select a formatting option

Click on any option and the webpage content will be copied to clipboard in that particular format. After that, you can paste that clipboard content in any text editor.

You may also read how to enhance functionality of context menu in Chrome?

The Conclusion:

This Chrome extension is pretty easy to use but handy for the purpose it is built for. Whenever you need to copy selected content of a webpage in plaintext, Markdown, BBCode, HTML, or some other formatting, this Chrome extension is all you need. Just two mouse clicks will help you do that.

Get this extension.

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