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Evernote Use #15- Read Online Easier with Evernote Clearly
There are many great apps and extensions that work with Evernote, and one of my favorites is Evernote Clearly for several reasons:
1. It makes reading online easier and clutter-free.
2. It’s simple to clip and save articles to Evernote.
3. It love being able to annotate an article while I read it.
4. It’s a great way to share an article without any ads.
5. When reading an article, I can also see my related Evernote notes.
Here’s how it works.
Once you’ve downloaded the extension, you’ll see a reading lamp in your toolbar. When you come across an article you’d like to read, click the reading lamp and put Evernote Clearly into action. We’ll use the article “Are your students engaged? Don’t be so sure” as an example.
To eliminate the ads and have the ability to annotate and clip to Evernote, click the Evernote Clearly lamp icon in the toolbar.
After reading and annotating the article, clip it to Evernote. You can set a destination notebook for clipped articles (mine is called “Articles”) and tag the article depending on the content.
Once the article is clipped to Evernote, it is searchable, ad-free, and ready to share with others or keep for future reference. You can also add commentary and other notes.
When sharing an article with students and colleagues, rather than giving them the original article’s URL, I prefer to clip the article to Evernote and share it using the Evernote note’s URL. Doing so eliminates all of the ads and side links and provides fewer reading distractions.
Evernote Clearly is the way to go for online reading. Check it out!