I’ve been using the note taking service/app Evernote recently quite a fair bit. After experimenting with it a few years back, after reading an article on Lifehacker, I couldn’t really find a use for it at the time. I didn’t delve into it much further than saving a few bookmarks, that has recently changed and I’ve been using it to save web clips, articles, bookmarks, lists, places to visit, collaborating with friends and even organising where to buy Christmas presents this year. It’s been really useful now that I’ve taken that time to use it properly.
Evernote Clearly is a browser add-on that I’ve just recently installed within Chrome. It’s aim is to make reading blog posts and articles on the web a cleaner and easier experience. You use it to remove all the clutter from webpages and just focus in on the section you are interested in. From this starting point you can then clip sections directly to your Evernote notebooks. One of the greatest functions though is that it takes multi-page articles and displays them in a continuous view on one page. If you clip the article its then available to read on your mobile device within the Evernote app in this continuous form. Below is a before and after shot of Clearly in action, notice the formatting icons on the right that allow you to modify how the article will look on the page, the clip to Evernote icon and the print icon.
As you can see Clearly does a great job of stripping down the article to just the essential components and gives a much clearer way of reading web articles. I highly recommend you try it out.
Give it a go.