As the world gets increasingly more digital, we find ourselves engrossed in reading online more than in the “traditional sense”. Articles, journals, even full books can be read on a digital screen today without much effort – except for those pesky adverts and distracting links that can so easily sidetrack the reading experience.
I’m sure you’ve experienced it before: you click through to a blog to read what looks like an interesting post – but just a few paragraphs in, you suddenly find yourself on a different webpage. The reason? You were distracted, by a multitude of things: links, adverts, embedded multimedia.
Enter Evernote Clearly: a free plugin for Firefox and Chrome that lets you dim-out those distractions, and focus on the actual reading. I’ve found myself using this tool a lot lately, and it’s great. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be more productive when browsing the web, and reading articles.
You can get Clearly from the Firefox “Add-ons” window (in Firefox: Tools -> Add-ons) or from the Chrome web store. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!