Clearly - Enhance Student Online Reading Experience

posted May 28, 2014, 7:20 AM by Doug Saunders   [ updated May 28, 2014, 9:18 AM ]
Evernote Clearly is a great tool to use for reading articles online. Clearly cleans webpages of any distractions such as ads, excess columns, hard to read fonts, animated gifs, etc. and provides teachers and students with a clutter free online reading experience. This tool is great for students who are easily distracted, and helps to place the focus solely on the written content. The example below illustrates the concept behind Clearly. When I arrive at a website or blog with a lot going on, I simply click the Clearly extension in Chrome and a clean, background free page, composed entirely of easy to read type face appears in its place.

 Before Clearly  After Clearly

You can download the Clearly extension for free from the Chrome web store. Once you download the extension you will be able take advantage of the following features:
  • A distraction free environment
  • Customization of fonts and color choices that you find most aesthetically pleasing
  • Ability to highlight passages in the text and save them to your existing Evernote account
  • Set up keyboard shortcuts 
  • Premium users can benefit from text to speech functionality 

Evernote Clearly Tutorial