January 22, 2022

A New Browser Extension: Evernote Clearly (Makes Web Pages, Articles Clean and Easy to Read)

Direct to Evernote Cleary Web Site (Currently Available Only for Chrome)

From an Introductory Blog Post (and Video)

With one click, Clearly hides all distractions from blogs and articles, allowing you to read in peace.

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.

Clearly will also turn a multi-page article into a single page.

Evernote adds that versions for other browsers are in the works.

From NYTimes.com, Evernote Takes On Web Reading With Clearly

“It’s really about setting the right mood and environment online for reading,” said Phil Libin, the chief executive of Evernote.

Users can also save articles to their Evernote accounts. Mr. Libin acknowledged the existence of well-established similar services, like Instapaper and Read It Later, but he thinks Clearly will find an audience.

“The opportunity is in the 99 percent of people who haven’t already tried anything similar,” he said.

As mentioned in the article,  Evernote Clearly is not alone in providing “distraction free” reading. Here are three examples of other tools:

Direct to Evernote Cleary Web Site (Currently Available Only for Chrome)

*** UPDATE: Readibility is Now Free (via Readability Blog)


…In addition to the free tools we’ve made available to writers and publishers, we’re opening the entire Readability feature set — including our world-class parser — to anyone interested in innovating around the reading experience.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.