Readsmart

Turn your Kindle highlights into a knowledge base

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Make the time reading on your Kindle worthwhile: save quotes, notes, and thoughts, forever. Build your own repository of knowledge and self-improvement ready to access anywhere, anytime.
Reviews
  • Maxi Gimenez
    Maxi GimenezEngineer
    Pros: 

    Easy to use!

    Cons: 

    I've using Readsmart for a few days and no cons so far.

    Excellent idea and great execution! 👏

    Maxi Gimenez has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Review system. Makes it easy to create a summary

    Cons: 

    Not sure if export/integration with Evernote is on the roadmap

    it would be good to be able to integrate to Evernote, OneNote as a content review system

    Brian Guanzon has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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loveraJoel
loveraJoelMaker@loverajoel · founder of @magicplaylistco and @tips_js
Hi everyone! I’m Joel, co-founder of Readsmart. As avid readers of non-fiction books using Kindle, we were very pissed about how Amazon manage all those valuable highlights and notes. People like to take notes for many reasons: learn valuable lessons from authors, write about a particular topic or just remember memorable quotes. This is an ancient practice, known as a commonplace book a place where you store anything that is valuable to you. Readsmart helps you to do just that, digitally. Here is how it works: Add your highlights: Sync your Kindle highlights using our browser extension or connect your device to import all your documents. Keep things organized: Browse, search and tag your content instantly. Discover interesting topics with Smart Organization (AI). Elevate your understanding: Revisit your highlights in your inbox every day. Combine disparate ideas writing about a particular book or subject. We focused mainly on Kindle because our main pain-point was there. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the product. Enjoy writing book summaries? Join the Readsmart community on Medium (https://medium.com/read-smart) PS: We are giving away launch coupons for PH friends 💪
Flavius
Flavius@followflavius · Founder shout.news
Valuable addition. Price is too steep for me and I suspect for many others. Would be great to have more pricing options for various budgets or some kind of per use model.
Fran Caballero
Fran CaballeroMaker@fjcero · Software Crafting
@followflavius Thanks Flavius for trying out! We'll consider new approaches to pricing for sure!
Anna Filou
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator
Question: can I export my highlights and save in plain text or something? Situation: I have an old Amazon account that I made when I was a kid, just for Kindle. I've read a lot of books since then and have many highlights. The thing is, I have a "real" Amazon account now that I use for purchases and stuff and so I'd like to delete the old one and only have a single account going forward. But If I delete the old account I will lose all my highlights... Your service seems nice a nice solution (as long as it lets me export the highlights!)
David Fernández
David FernándezMaker@fernandezdavid7 · Love to build products
@anna_0x Hi Anna, thanks for trying Readsmart. I totally understand your situation. We currently don't support export capabilities just yet. However, it's in our product roadmap. We'd definitely take your request into consideration :). I'll keep you posted about this. Thanks again!
Anna Filou
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Web Designer, Illustrator
@fernandezdavid7 thank you! I mean, such a feature would be useful to all users, regardless of whether or not they're planning to delete their Amazon account!
Niklas Pivic
Niklas Pivic@niklaspivic666 · Tech Writer, music lover, avid reader.
I've only used this product for a very short while, but from what I can tell I'm glad to see: * instantly, there's a "concept" named "fuck". This is refreshing (=I'm not being ironic). * the "Schedule to review" feature. It looks nice, even though I've not dug into it yet. * it imported all of my Kindle highlights and myclippings.txt files without a snag, quickly, too What I'm not glad to see: * one can export quotes to images; these images look horrid. It's all in italics, and there's no space between the referenced title and its author(s) at the bottom. I'd love to be able to change this. Sites like Readwise and Highly produce nicer-looking image quotes, I think. To me, anyway. It'd be lovely to be able to configure the export before exporting. * the reference at the bottom of the image quote contains a comma, but no space; it's not in any kind of style that I'm aware of, e.g. Chicago, APA (5th or 6th edition), MLA (8th edition), DIN 1505-2, Elsevier Harvard, Vancouver, and IEEE. * just like any other app like this, it's unable to handle authors/books that are ARCs (=Advance Reader Copy). ARCs are often sent from sites like NetGalley and Edelweiss, and the "author" is almost always the e-mail address that the book is sent from. I don't know if this can be automatically changed, but I'd love to see the ability to manually change the author to anything else.
David Fernández
David FernándezMaker@fernandezdavid7 · Love to build products
@niklaspivic666 Hi Niklas, thanks for trying our product! In terms of sharing capabilities, I completely understand how you feel. We are very aware of this limitation (as users too) that's why it's one of our top priorities. We just wanted to hear what other users think :). Regarding what you mentioned about the author editing, you have a point. We will definitely look into that. Thanks for your feedback, Niklas. We really appreciate it.
charlie
charlie@justcharlie · Technology in Asia
I love this idea, and this is something I would use, but I'm not willing to pay a monthly fee for it. Hopefully in the future you can adopt some more flexible options for users.
David Fernández
David FernándezMaker@fernandezdavid7 · Love to build products
@justcharlie Hi Charlie! Thanks for trying Readsmart. We'd definitely consider other pricing models. Thanks for your comment.