The web is not as beautiful, as it was 10 years back.
It is certainly rich in information but no longer beautiful, thanks to all those widgets, advertisements, plugins and social media buttons plastered across each and every website you come across.
Organizing information is another big, big problem. Bookmarking is so 2007, it just doesn’t work anymore. Reading and accumulating information gets really troublesome, when you are running sort of time and hurrying through the finer details of a story.
Evernote’s Clearly changes all this.
Clearly (nice name) provides a simple way to read only the text version of a webpage, right inside Google Chrome. No advertisements, no banners, no buttons – just the content, you and your browser. Following is an example of how clear a webpage becomes, once you hit the magical “Clearly” button:
Clearly comes with three preset themes to choose from, so if you are fond of reading articles on dark backgrounds and green text, you can always create your customized “reading environment”. The advantage of turning a webpage into its text only version is that you can read a lot faster, without getting distracted by nearby ads. Furthermore, it is super easy to copy excerpts, scroll, use the “real meat” and be done with it.
There are tons of other distraction free reading tools out there but Clearly has a unique offering. You can clip an article directly to one of your Evernote notebooks, or assign a unique tag to it. That way, the URL of the webpage is saved to your Evernote account, which can later be synched with the desktop client. The benefit here is that you can quickly bookmark important stories without getting lost among a pile of 2 dozen news items.
If you launch Clearly on a multi-page article, it will automatically turn it into a single page, so you can read the entire story at one place without having to click, click and click ….. all the way to the 10th page.
As of now, Clearly supports only Google Chrome while extensions for other browsers is a work in progress. Clearly wont let you save images or files but it is indeed a better alternative of Readability. Watch the following video to see Clearly in action:
Chrome: Albeit a little late, Evernote has jumped on the improved web site readability bandwagon and introduced a new feature called Clearly. Much like most browser extensions and bookmarklets, it takes a given web site and converts the layout into a more readable format. This makes clipping web content to Evernote a lot nicer as you won't have to deal with improper formatting as the page transitions to your notebook. More »
Chrome: Eventnote is a Chrome extension that allows you to automatically send any events you enter to Google Calendar to your Evernote account as well. More »
The note-taking app Evernote has been on a tear lately, revamping all of its applications across the various platforms - iPhone, Android, and Web for example. Today, it's the turn of Evernote's Google Chrome Extension to get an upgrade in functionality.
The Evernote Chrome Extension allows you to clip and save Web pages to your Evernote account, and the update includes a redesign of the extension's interface. This makes it easier to handle the data you typically will want to add to these notes - titles and tags for example.
The improvements to the extension make clipping articles from the Web a lot easier. Now, instead of having to highlight the text of a post you want to save to Evernote, the extension will automatically select the body of the post. From there, you can just "Clip Article" and the information is saved to your Evernote account.
If you do want to save just a portion of a Web page or blog post, you can still highlight the text you want, just as you would have before today's update.
Improved Searching and Browsing
You can also now browse through the notes in your account via the extension, as well as see the notes you've clipped from various domains. If you're on a particular website, you'll be able to easily pull up the notes you've clipped from that site.
And one of the most useful features of the extension - the ability to include your notes as part of searches when you Google something - has now been extended to include Bing and Yahoo searches. In other words, whichever of these three search engines you use, your search results will also include any Evernotes you have saved on the topic.
The newly updated Evernote Chrome Extension is available now from the Chrome Gallery. Evernote says that it does hope to extend these capabilities to other browsers too.
Is there software available to allow one to run Apple-compatible apps on Android tablets?
None of which I’m aware. However, bear in mind many of the most popular apps for the iPhone are now available in versions for Android phones. My guess is that, over time, if Android tablets start selling in large numbers, the same phenomenon is likely to occur, with at least the top apps for the iPad being issued in versions for Android tablets.
I subscribe to 10 magazines. When I want to save an article I tear it out and file it away. I was wondering if there is another way to save articles by faxing/photocopying them and sending them as an attachment to a remote site accessible anywhere in the world. I would be willing to pay for the site but it has be easy to use.
Evernote's Chrome extension might not be quite as powerful a tool as Evernote's Mac and PC apps, but it does make a great addition to any note-capturing addict's browser toolbox. The latest update adds common Evernote actions to Chrome's right-click menu, making grabbing a clipping or starting a new note even more convenient. "Clip this page," "clip selection" and "clip image" are now just a right-click away.
Evernote for Chrome has also gained the familiar "snippet view" from Evernote's desktop and mobile apps. To browse the compact snippet versions of all your notes, click the Evernote icon in the toolbar. For extra note-browsing efficiency, there's even a tab that shows your saved notes from the site you're currently viewing.
Smaller tweaks include speed improvements and background clipping. Yep, clipping now happens in the background, so you don't have to wait til your clip is saved before you leave a page.
Serious Evernote junkies will probably still want to feed their addiction with a desktop app, but the Chrome extension is great for work computers and other situations where it's not practical to install desktop software. It's also just plain convenient, especially now that you can save a clip with one click!
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt told the audience that the next step for Google Search is to show more personalized results. It’s unclear when Google will roll out a more personalized search experience, but startup Evernote, the ‘memory enhancement’ service that allows one to capture, organize, and find information across multiple devices and platforms, is hoping to bring this to you now. The startup is releasing a new Google Chrome Extension that includes Simultaneous Search, which lets you search both Google and your Evernote account at the same time.
Here’s how it works. When you beginning typing your Google search, your Evernote notes will also show as a result on top of your Google search result. Evernote will also show you the number of notes that match your query; and you can click on the result to see a list of all your notes that matched the search. Evernote says the extension also works on other Google search portals, including Google Images and Google Shopping. And the startup is planning to expand this functionality to other search engines and browsers.
With the new extension, Evernote users can also email their clips and notes to up to ten friends right from inside the Evernote Extension popup.
For any Evernote power user, the extension seems like a great way to combine your everyday search with your content on the note taking platform. Evernote has been growing like a weed, reaching 4 million users in August, and nifty features like these should only help the service continue to increase its userbase.
If you're a fan of universal memory service Evernote, but can't or won't run its desktop software for quick access, the service suggests making Evernote.com easy to search from the address bar.
Evernote's team explains the process in the video above, but it's also easy to describe in text. Right-click on Chrome's address/OmniBar, select Edit Search Engines, and hit the Add button in the next dialog. From there, enter these results into the three fields:
- Name: Evernote
- Keyword: Evernote.com
- URL: http://www.evernote.com/search?q=%s
If you'd spent a good deal of time with Evernote.com, or read our power user's guide to Chrome, you might have already figured this one out. If not, it's a nice little convenience.