Mar 30, 2015

Clearly (Google Chrome Extension)

Here is a free tool that will help easily distracted readers focus on page text. Clearly is a Google Apps extension that removes the clutter -- menus, widgets, ads -- leaving only the content. Some content, such as videos and images, are sometimes excluded from the minimized view. An account is not required to use Clearly as a web page simplifier.

Once installed, users can click the Clearly icon to see immediate results (see animated gif below). Evernote account holders will be able to use the additional features to save content to read later, highlight important passages, and find related notes.

Curious about how Clearly knows what to extract? The actual details are proprietary, however this discussion on StackOverflow explains how similar tools work.