For the next few Apps of the Week (when it is my turn to post), I will focus on Google Apps and Extensions for Education, GAFE for short. I know, one question that comes to mind, for me anyway, is what is the difference between a Google app and a Google extension? One presenter made it abundantly clear to me last weekend at the Northern Virginia GAFE Summit. A Google app serves as a map to an actual website that can be used as a tool. A Google extension enhances the functionality of the Chrome browser.
The Google Extension I would like to share with you is Clearly. Created by Evernote, this app removes web distractions from your websites to keep content free and clear from ads and pop-ups.
Once you download the extension on your Chrome browser, a small icon will appear next to your address box, also know as an omni box. The icon we are looking for is the mini table lamp. See the image below:
Here is website before Clearly:
Here is the same website after using Clearly:
All ads and distractions are removed. In addition to a distraction-free site, one can change the font for reading ease. One can even highlight text. Saving a “clear” website in Evernote for future reference also and seamless reading is a matter of logging into your Evernote Account and selecting the Evernote elephant icon.
Clearly is a free extension that will prove beneficial to you if you don’t like to navigate through noise and clutter on your websites.
Learn more about Clearly here: