Evernote has unveiled a new browser extension that removes ads and other distractions from the web-reading experience.
Evernote Clearly, which is now available for Chrome and soon other browsers, is a simple, one-click button that creates an alternative view of the content you’re reading online. It removes all the extra clutter, including navigation, advertising and unnecessary images. It even takes multi-page articles and turns them into one page.
Clearly comes with three themes for customizing the reading experience: Newsprint, Notable and Nightowl. Users can customize these themes further by changing the fonts, backgrounds and font colors.
The extension also adds a second feature to the browser, too: the Evernote Web Clipper. Web Clipper lets users save the content they find on the web to their Evernote accounts. The Clip button appears as Evernote’s elephant logo, and the “Clearly” button takes the form of a reading lamp.
The Web Clipper extension has about 375,000 Firefox users — good, but not great. It seems Clearly is designed to also get more people using Evernote’s clipping functionality.
Evernote Launches Browser Extension to Remove Clutter From the Web Reading Experience
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:59:50 GMT