Evernote, the popular note-taking app and competitor to Microsoft's OneNote, now takes the next step to really being everywhere, as the service rolls out to the Opera web browser. The browser, which is often forgotten in the IE-Chrome-Firefox battle, has some of the best features around, with built-in RSS reader and more. Version 15 has made a number of improvements and now is rewarded with both Web Clipper and Clearly.
Web Clipper is a staple of my browser usage. The extension allows you to clip and save anything you see online directly into your Evernote account. When you clip something from the web, the handy pop-up box will allow you to choose your destination notebook in Evernote and add tags. It will also display Related Notes from your account that are similar to what you have clipped.
Evernote Web Clipper requires you to be running Opera 15. Once installed, you will spot a small elephant icon on your toolbar towards the right side. Use this to begin clipping out sections of web sites and saving for future reference. This will work virtually anywhere you happen to visit.
Clearly also comes to Opera 15, bringing with it a distraction-free way to read content online. When you arrive on a blog post, articles or webpage, simply click the lamp icon and the page layout transforms into a reading-optimized view.
"Evernote Clearly lets you read your favorite content on the Web distraction free. A simple to use browser add-on for your browsers, Evernote Clearly removes unwanted advertisements, navigation bars, and other distractions with a single click, leaving only the content you care about in a clean, easy to read format. The Text-to-speech feature in Evernote Clearly even gives you the choice to have content read back to you when your attention needs to be elsewhere".
Evernote is my app of choice for these tasks, as it offers more functions than OneNote and, with the web apps and synchronization, you can access all of your files from virtually any device, anywhere, as long as you are connected. Support for Opera was one of the final pieces in the puzzle and the company has now fit it into place.
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