Building Copy as Plain Text Google Chrome Extension in 15 mins

Today, I wanted to make it easy for me to copy text from the web in plain text format. I read a lot of stuff on the web. When I find good articles I take notes and store them in Evernote. Evernote provides a rich text editor to compose notes. The default behaviour provided by Chrome is to copy the text along with the page style. This is not what I want most of the time. To avoid this, I have to first copy the text in a plain editor like Notepad or browser address bar and then copy it again and paste in Evernote. I am doing this for long time. I thought there has to be a better way. It came to my mind that this can be easily solved by writing a Google Chrome Extension. A Google Chrome extension that adds copy as plain text context menu option.

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