Getting information from web pages into your notes is often useful, but it’s sometimes hard to find tools for extracting markdown from html. Here are a few I use and enjoy. This list is by no means comprehensive, these are just ones that I find particularly useful for different types of work. Please feel free to add your suggestions below (especially more firefox options, because I haven’t played with those as much).
Our very own @death.au brings us Markdownload. It pops up a small window showing the markdown version of the page, from which text can be selected. Unlike most of the options here, this one downloads the markdown directly as a file, which makes it super easy to get things into your vault without copy and paste.
Chrome and Firefox.
Named before the author discovered Obsidian, but configurable to work quite nicely with any markdown tool. This one has a lot of unique features, such as being able to define words as wiki links on the clipboard before copying. Super configurable, and loads of formatting options. The author, @smurfman111 , has been very responsive in working with the Obsidian community to make using this extension just as easy for us. You can find his post about it here.
Markdownizer extracts markdown from the selected area of a web page and formats it as markdown on your clipboard. Not really designed for quoting, as it does not by default include a link to the page. But it does have the option to strip out specific html tags, which can be really useful.
Quotebacks takes a slightly different approach, as it’s focused around the idea of sharing quotes via open web technologies. It has the option to export a nicely-formatted html embed of the clip. But it will also do markdown, and its formatting gets along nicely with Obsidian. Also it keeps a record of all of the clips you’ve made in local browser storage, so you have an ongoing list in your browswer of things you’ve clipped.
A whole lot of Mac Services for working with Markdown, but @AutonomyGaps points out that this one specifically grabs based on the URL and is not browser-specific, so should in theory work as a Safari workaround.