When comparing AdBlock Plus vs Evernote Clearly, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best Chrome add-ons?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 12th while Evernote Clearly is ranked 33rd.
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Pro Free & Open Source
Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Pro Highlight texts
Evernote Clearly allows users to highlight the texts and keywords inside the article for later reference and ability to export highlighted texts to Evernote.
Pro Distraction-free reader view
Evernote Clearly removes all unwanted and distracting elements such as ads, recommendations, other images and other unrelated items, leaving only the main article that the user want to read.
Pro Reader view customization
Users can customize how the article should be viewed by seting the background color, font or text size.
Con Users automatically opted in to whitelist
AdBlock+ has an automatic whitelist when installed that allows certain advertisers through the blocking mechanism. The fact that these advertisers pay for this privilege makes this particular scenario rife with conflict of interest.
Con Uses too much RAM
AdBlock+ tends to use a lot of memory, which has been documented in many use cases as well as admitted by AdBlock themselves. Considering there are alternatives out there that can block ads successfully with half the RAM usage as AdBlock, one has to wonder why this is a problem specific to AdBock.