Evernote released a redesigned version of its web client today that tries to minimize distractions and encourage people to focus on the task at hand. The design hides most elements of the user interface by default, giving you a clean space to work in. Icons on the right give you access to your notebooks, tags, search, and other features. Mostly, though, it’s just a white space to fill with your writing, with user interface elements that pop up when you hover over different parts of the screen. “It’s built to eliminate distraction,” Evernote CEO Phil Libin said at the fourth annual Evernote Conference. “It’s built for focus.”

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