Readwise

The best way to remember your ebooks & articles ๐Ÿ“š

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#2 Product of the DaySeptember 06, 2018

Readwise makes it easy to revisit the best parts of what you read ๐Ÿค“

Here's how it works:

- Sync your highlights from Kindle, iBooks, Instapaper, or Highly

- Review the best parts easily through a daily email, web, or mobile

- Retain more from your ebooks/articles

You'll actually use your highlights, and get the most out of your reading ๐Ÿš€

Reviews

  • Jim LyonsBlogger/analyst
    Pros:ย 

    If you have Kindle highlights already, Readwise makes those so much more valuable. It also inspires additional reading and highlighting.

    Cons:ย 

    As long as you are part of their target market, none to speak of.

    The Readwise email is part of my daily morning ritual. Sometimes I share via Twitter and/or Facebook, and other times I simply get inspired! What a great return on all those highlights I accumulated, not knowing if I would ever do anything with them!

    Jim Lyons has used this product for one year.
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  • Adam WaxmanProduct, SeatGeek
    Pros:ย 

    Easy way to keep book notes top of mind!

    Cons:ย 

    The set up could be a bit more seamless (although I believe it's more of an amazon API issue that is out of their control)

    I absolutely love this app. I read a lot and always look forward to my Readwise emails. It helps me remember items that I highlighted and also brings back great memories of some of my favorite books

    Adam Waxman has used this product for one year.
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Tristan HomsiMakerPro@homsit ยท reading+hacking at readwise.io
Hey PH! When we first launched the beta of Readwise about a year ago, it was just an MVP to help you resurface your Kindle highlights. Since then, we've transformed Readwise into a fully-featured product which helps you grow wiser and get the most out your reading, no matter where you do it. The first huge step we took was to add highlights from every reading source we could: ๐Ÿ“” iBooks ๐Ÿ“ฐ Instapaper ๐Ÿ– Highly ๐Ÿ“—๐ŸŽต Physical/Audiobooks (still experimental) โœ’๏ธ Freeform text ๐Ÿ“ƒ Kindle Clippings documents (such as PDFs) We also made Readwise web app the one central hub you need to store, organize, and easily access your highlights, no matter where you are. This meant building out: ๐Ÿ”Ž Fast and powerful search, across all of your highlights (looks like this: https://bit.ly/2onHdBf ) โš™๏ธ Deep customization of your daily reviews, including number of highlights, frequency, time ๐Ÿ“š A bookshelf where you can explore, rate, and share your books (e.g https://tristan.readwise.io ) โœˆ๏ธ Export (of your highlights) to Evernote and csv Finally, we added a business model! We spent a lot of time deliberating the virtues of raising venture capital vs. bootstrapping our business, and ultimately decided to go the route of bootstrapping and a small monthly fee. You can read more about why we made this decision here: https://blog.readwise.io/why-wer... We can now confidently say that if you read digitally and highlight at all, Readwise is the best way to remember, and actually use, what you read. That being said, we still have tons we want to build, and lots of work to do :) Would love to hear your feedback!
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racha ghamlouch@__racha ยท Geek with vengeance!
@homsit Hey, Have you considered a chrome extension? I read many of articles online and sometimes just want to save a snippet / stat or highlight from that article for future use.. currently no efficient (and meaningful) way of doing that.
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Tristan HomsiMakerPro@homsit ยท reading+hacking at readwise.io
@__racha hey Racha -- we've thought about building one, but we realized that great web highlighterss already existed and opted to simply integrate with them instead. For the type of highlighting you're describing, I'd definitely recommend using https://highly.co We have an integration where you can highlight with Highly's extension, and have all of your highlights synced automatically to Readwise for reviewing :) Hope that helps!
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Calvin Leyon@calvinleyon ยท |Co-founder of Hodlbot.io |
@homsit congrats Tristan!
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Tristan HomsiMakerPro@homsit ยท reading+hacking at readwise.io
@calvinleyon thanks man :)
Mohammed Ali Vakil@mohammed_ali_vakil ยท Calm Achiever
This app has become an indefensible part of my creative workflow. Knowing that my kindle highlights will surface encourages me to highlight as I read. As a result I end up remembering more of what I read, and I get inspired at random times when I get readwise emails. Great work guys!
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Robert Sampson@rrrrobi ยท Curious
This is amazing. Any chance you will be rolling out an integration with pocket??
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Tristan HomsiMakerPro@homsit ยท reading+hacking at readwise.io
@rrrrobi Hey Robert, thanks for reaching out! We'd love to integrate Pocket highlights (at this point, it's also probably our #1 user request), but unfortunately for now, Pocket's API does not support Highlight Retrieval, so it's not yet possible. We've been reaching out and asking them about it periodically, so hopefully they make highlights accessible soon.As soon as they do build that Highlight Retrieval API, we'll definitely integrate with them! cc @nateweiner :P
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Robert Sampson@rrrrobi ยท Curious
@nateweiner @homsit just sent my request to Pocket ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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David Kadavy@kadavy ยท Host, Love Your Work podcast
I've been using Readwise for well over a year now and it's one of the only emails that I read EVERY TIME. I have over 10,000 Kindle highlights from extensive reading, color-coded by my own categorization system. Readwise is part of my "trusted system" of knowledge management so I can write great books. I know that if I highlight something, at some point in the future, that thing will make it back into my inbox. I consistently get ideas when Readwise resurfaces my old knowledge in my inbox. I also love the web interface, which lets me tag highlights, and easily share highlights with Twitter followers. I use Readwise to help me decide what to write about. Read a book > Share highlights with Twitter followers > Write more about the concepts that resonated with my followers. I love it โ€“ I hope they stick around for a long time.
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Patryk Kruk@patryk_kruk
It's such an awesome service - "Your daily Readwise" is the very first email I open every morning:)
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