Evernote Clearly For Chrome Gets Smarter With Related Notes and Highlighter

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Evernote Clearly For Chrome Gets Smarter With Related Notes and Highlighter

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 24 Aug 2012

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 24 Aug 2012

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Reading online can sometime feel like a contact sport. While you’re trying to get something out of that article you found, the site is actively enticing you with stories, tickers, videos, and ads. That’s why we created Evernote Clearly, our browser extension that gives you that momentary peace and quiet to focus and enjoy your reading. Today, Evernote Clearly gets new features that make it even handier. Let’s take a look.

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Related Notes

Your Evernote account is a treasure trove of memories, ideas and inspirations. Related Notes are our way of helping you rediscover all that goodness. Whenever you visit a page and click on Clearly, in addition to a beautifully simplified page, you’ll now also see links to Related Notes appear in the right side of the screen. These notes relate to the page you’re reading based on a variety of different factors.

We designed the Related Notes to appear in a very light, subtle way, so as not to distract you from your reading. When you’re done with the article, mouse over the Related Notes and they’ll darken. You can also choose to have the Related Notes appear at the bottom of the article. You must be logged into your Evernote account in order to see Related Notes.

Highlighting

You’ll find a new highlighter icon in the Clearly toolbar. When you read an article and come across something that you want to call out, select that portion of text, then click the highlighter. This does two things, first it highlights the text in yellow. Second, it clips the whole article into Evernote. The cool part: in Evernote that same text will be highlighted. Pretty sweet.

Sony Reader

Last week, Sony released their newest eReader with Evernote built right in. The integration lets you take notes from your Evernote account and download them to the device for reading anywhere, any time. It works beautifully with pages clipped using Evernote Clearly.

And more…

Evernote Clearly keeps getting better. Be sure to check out Clearly Settings to find more options and customizations. Let us know what you think.

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  • stuball

    And soon “Get Evernote Clearly for Safari”?

  • Jonathan

    Impressive. I really hope an iOS app is coming out for this. Highlighting functionality would definitely make me switch from Instapaper.

  • David

    Very excited about the new highligher. Any chance you might add an option to have the highlighted text put into a note as an excerpt rather than putting the whole article with highlighting in the note?

    • Lee Jenna Tyler

      ditto that, and you can see an article on Evernote in my blog http://thepointofthequill.wordpress.com.

      • Caneel Joyce

        Hi Lee,
        Ditto to you! Tweet me (@caneel) if you’re interested in a beta invite.

    • Caneel Joyce

      Hi @David, I’m working on a tool to do this:

      “Any chance you might add an option to have the highlighted text put into a note as an excerpt rather than putting the whole article with highlighting in the note?”

      Please reply with your email or tweet me (@caneel) to get a beta invite.

  • Stephen

    I’m a big fan of GetPocket (ReadItLater) but would love to see Evernote have the same set of features.

  • jbenson2

    How about being honest and “Clearly” indicating this is only for Chrome users? I see no disclaimer that this new feature is available for FireFox or other browsers.

    The little green side link that says: “Get Evernote Clearly for Chrome” does not cut it. Be honest and clearly say what you mean.

    • KVG

      It cut it for me. Pretty “clearly” indicates it is for Chrome in the headline.

  • Simon Baynes

    Can you configure what notebook it gets clipped to?

    • Etienne

      No, just the tag attahed to the note created in the default notebook! ;-)

  • ii

    the highlighter for FIREFOX soon? when when when? Please!!! :D

  • Etienne

    Any upcoming release for firefox?!

  • Jack

    Clearly is fantastic! Its contribution to my workflow has been fabulous and enhanced even further by the addition of the highlighter. For those that are interested, I’ve changed the hotkeys to some that are logical and conflict-free in Chrome:

    Ctrl+Up – immediate UPload to Evernote

    Ctrl+Right – create the Clearly view without an immediate upload if you want to confirm that what is being captured is RIGHT.

    Ctrl+M – activate Highlighter (M for Marker) since Ctrl+H is used by Chrome.

    Since the keyboard support is so good and productive, any chance we could really be spoiled with the addition of cursor key highlighting support?

    Finally, with this great new highlighting capability in Clearly, it’s a real shame that comparable highlighting is not supported in Evernote itself!

    Keep that good stuff coming!

    • Michelle

      That is great, Jack – thanks for mentioning those hotkey ideas!

  • Kruno

    I like the idea, except why leave out Firefox. It’s the major browser. When can we expect the Firefox release?

  • Noirs Johnson

    Will you make this for the HTC EVO 3D android phone?

  • ced

    It would be good if Clearly remembered the pages with highlighted text (à la Diigo). Right now if I close the browser and open up the same page in Clearly, I don’t see what I’ve previously highlighted and I have to go in Evernote which doesn’t have the same formatting than clearly (less easy to read).

    There could be a little flag on the page whenever I visit it saying ‘this page has been highlighted with clearly before).

    Another useful addition would be the possibility to save only the highlighted text, with Evernote adding an automatic reference a la Zotero.

    • Caneel Joyce

      Hi @ced, I’m working on a tool to do this:

      “Another useful addition would be the possibility to save only the highlighted text, with Evernote adding an automatic reference a la Zotero.”

      Please reply with your email or tweet me (@caneel) to get a beta invite.

  • Autumn Corvus

    Clearly is great, but please integrate it as (the reading view and highlighting ability) as core features of all the Evernote Apps for all platforms.

  • David Geens

    Any change that when you print a note, the highlights are also printed? It would be handy for me when I prepare a lesson I can have my print outs with the highlights available.

  • t

    Does anybody know how to ‘unrelate’ notes that are very obviously unrelated?