Remember when we used to underline our favorite passages in books? Kindle humanized the e-reader by giving us the feature to highlight memorable sentences with a swipe of the finger.
These annotations, highlights, and notes can all be found on the Amazon Kindle account page. You can always log in and view the saved highlights organized under the titles they are from. You can also choose to make them public.
The highlights help you review and remember the most significant ideas from books. And now, Amazon has made them better — or perhaps I should say, neater.
Kindle Notes and Highlights, New and Improved
The new home for all Kindle notes and highlights is located at read.amazon.com/notebook. Here’s how it looks as soon as you log in.
The most recently updated books occupy a column on the left and the highlights are neatly organized on the right. There is generous use of white space which makes for a comfortable read through the bunch of highlights.
The biggest benefit of this fresh design is that now you can read all your highlights from a mobile screen as well. The earlier page was for the desktop alone. All the remaining features are intact. You can click on the highlight and open it at the exact spot on your Kindle book on your PC or mobile. But not the Kindle Cloud Reader, which is a bit strange when you think about immediate accessibility.
Click on the little arrow next to the highlights and annotate them with extra notes. Or go on a spring cleaning spree and delete the highlights that you don’t require.
While you are logged into your Kindle account, do revisit the Daily Review section. The flash card based tool can help you review and remember all the ideas you have captured from the books on the Kindle.
Move through them as it displays flashcards with either your highlights and notes or the Popular Highlights from one of your books. You can review any book on your Kindle in this way.
“Depending on how many books you have marked as ‘read,’ you will see a particular book again in the Daily Review in roughly 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and thereafter annually.”
Today, reading isn’t a problem. Remembering all that you read is. You can lay the blame on our attention deficit times. So fall back on technology and use this simple device from Amazon to read and remember all that you read.
What do you do about your Kindle highlights? Do you have a review and remember habit in place?