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** Finalist of Evernote Devcup 2013 and amongst the App Store's Best of 2013 **

Lightly makes blog posts, articles and web pages easy to read on your phone.

- "Lightly’s smooth clipping and highlighting features give users both the content and the context" - Evernote
- "If you use Evernote for research, or use it for saving items to read later, then this app is perfect for the job. " AppAdvice
- "It’s pretty good, and might even be enough to get me using Evernote again for stuff other than PDF instruction manuals and boarding passes." Cult of Mac

Add web pages to Lightly by simply copying text from web. Lightly will extract the article and highlight the text you just copied.

Lightly sync all pages and highlights to Evernote so that you'll remember them when you need.


+ Cleanup web pages for easy reading.
+ Highlight texts in articles.
+ Add article via copy texts or URL from web pages.
+ Sync to Evernote so that you will never forget.
+ Manage pages with Notebooks and Tags.
+ Share articles with highlights using Twitter or Facebook.
+ Support bookmarklet to use with browsers and third party apps.
+ Save your location when you save an article.
+ Powersaving! When you sleep the device, Lightly will quit itself to preserve batteries.
+ One of the apps of App Store BEST OF 2013.
+ Brought to you by the developer of Evernote DevCup 2012 winner EverClip.

Lightly for Evernote requires Evernote account to use. To get a free Evernote account, please visit evernote.com.

For complete details and a demo video, visit lightlyapp.com.

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

Fix a crash bug, sorry for the trouble!

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Grape Julius ,

Just a godawful app

Oh how I hate this app. It does...not...work. At all. No matter what you try. It is a wretched waste of money. It is frustrating beyond belief. It freezes constantly. It hangs in mid-send and then...nothing. It gives you a confused red exclamation mark when you try to copy and paste something. Basically, it does everything under the sun except for the one thing it's supposed to do: send your &$&&$&% clipping to Evernote!!

Giving this app 1 star is not just an insult to other 1 star apps--it is an insult to stars, period. In fact, I'd like to apologize to astronomy clubs everywhere for this gross malfeasance--celestial bodies deserve better than to be in any way associated with this horrifically bad "Lightly" app.

Dead Write ,

A little light...

This app is not ready for prime time. I'm trying out as an alternative to EVERclip. It does not present the options EVERclip presents, but it does work faster, particularly if all you want to do is save the whole webpage to Evernote using the Bookmarklet.

Unfortunately, the Copy function works exactly the same as the Bookmarklet, except that it highlights the part of the webpage you are copying. That is, the whole webpage is sent to Evernote, just with some additional highlighting. In my view, it would be much better if this function resulted in ONLY sending the copied portion, plus the url, to Evernote.

This is just not a predictable or dependable app. It would not clip a recipe from the New York Times, claiming that the post was not dense enough. Clips don't always make it into Evernote. The app is devoid of anything that really explains how it works.

Bottom line: wait till it gets better, particularly at the price.

<EZ> ,

Fails on Wikipedia Articles

The app does what it says for most web pages; however it completely fails on articles in Wikipedia. It actually clips a different, but related, article (sometimes a different section of the Wikipedia article). It also fails to highlight the text that was copied while in Safari (the text can't be highlighted because it is not in the web-clipping in Lightly). I found this very frustrating!

When this gets fixed I will raise my review to 5 stars.


Ignition Soft Limited
21.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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