I like getting comfortable when I read. I grab a cup of tea, sink into my favorite chair, put my feet up, and then crack open the book. Getting cozy and tuning out distractions helps me focus. Unfortunately, online reading doesn’t let you do that. Before you even finish the first paragraph, you’re clicking on links. Five minutes later, you’re buying a new tent and wondering how you ever got there.
There’s a better way. Introducing our new browser extension, Evernote Clearly. Available now for Google Chrome (other browsers are coming soon).
With one click, Clearly hides all distractions from blogs and articles, allowing you to read in peace.
How it works
Click on Clearly whenever you visit a blog post or article. Clearly slides in, showing an alternate view of the page without navigation, ads, or links to other content. When you’re done reading, click on the return arrow and Clearly slides out of the way, so you can continue browsing the site.
If you launch Clearly on a multi-page article, it will automatically turn it into a single page. No more clicking from one page to the next.
Save it for later
You don’t always have time to read everything in the moment. That’s why we built a web clipper right into Clearly. Click on the Evernote icon in the side bar, and the page will be saved into your Evernote account. You can even set tags to go along with all of your Clearly clips.
The auto-tag feature is a great way to easily create reading lists in Evernote that are accessible from any computer, phone or tablet you use.
Make it yours
Clearly offers three beautiful theme options:
- Newsprint: Like reading a newspaper
- Notable: Clean modern look
- Nightowl: Dark background, perfect for nighttime reading
Not a fan of the presets? You can make your own. Go into the extension preferences and create a custom theme. You can customize just about everything in Clearly from fonts to colors to alignments.
You can also customize keyboard shortcuts to launch Clearly and clip to Evernote.
All inside your browser
Clearly does all of its processing magic right inside the browser. It never sends any content to Evernote, or anywhere else, until you choose do to so.
A great web clipping companion
With Clearly, you now have two Evernote buttons for your browser bar. Our Web Clipper will help you capture anything you see online and Clearly will give you a clean reading experience. We hope you like it. We plan on bringing Clearly to more platforms and more languages soon. Let us know what you think.