Have you ever found that non-fiction books are more difficult to digest than fictional ones? Take a self-help book, for instance. How much of it do we really retain? I have such a tough time remembering all the lifehack tips I read that I employ the help of technology.
For Kindle enthusiasts, there’s a clean solution — it’s called Kindle Highlights.
A Tool to Rediscover the Best Ideas in a Book
You can now revisit all of your Kindle highlights in your inbox. No extra effort necessary, unless you count using this Chrome extension as effort.
Readwise is a Chrome extension that takes your Kindle Highlights on Amazon’s cloud and sends a few of them to your email every day. The daily email is a spaced repetition that helps you rediscover the best wisdom you come across in a book and found interesting enough to highlight.
Set it up in three quick steps:
- Sign-up with your Amazon account.
- Install the Readwise extension on Chrome.
- Import your Kindle Highlights.
The registration is completely secure social login. From here on, you’ll get a daily email with a random mix of your highlighted passages. You can also change the email address you want to use for the daily email.
Your inbox is the one place you go to every day. Give the email a label with a filter and you have your own central dump for every idea you come across on a Kindle ebook.
How Do You Keep Your Notes and Highlights?
Readwise is free and a great alternative to the above tools. It also gives you a reason to go to your crowded inbox every day.
How do you manage your Kindle Highlights? Do you have a system that works?