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Readwise

The best way to remember your ebooks & articles 📚

5.0/5
About

Readwise makes it easy to revisit the best parts of what you read 🤓

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 🚀

Would you recommend this product?

By far one of the best newsletters I receive. If only because it gives me a daily reminder that the timeless things – which is what books do for me – often trump our obsession with breaking news. Plus, it's a great qual research tool.

Pros:

Simple and to the point

Cons:

Not much to add

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I've been using Readwise for about a year and it's become a major part of improving my reading habits (http://sirupsen.com/read). Highlights are so fundamental to improving absorption and retention of non-fiction. With Readwise, I've been able to replace my makeshift Ruby scripts, with a much better experience with Readwise. I log in to Readwise almost every day to review highlights, organize, and add further notes.

If you get a chance to talk to the team, you'll realize just how ambitious they are to create the best non-fiction platform on the planet.

Pros:

Simple, fast. Highlights showing up in my inbox and the ideas its lead to have netted me _much_ more value than the tiny monthly fee.

Cons:

Nothing much, just wish the product was 2 years from now already ;)

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Product, SeatGeek

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

Pros:

Easy way to keep book notes top of mind!

Cons:

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)

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Product Manager @ Freshworks

ReadWise plays an important role in my daily learning. As part of my workflow and habit, the daily update mail is super relevant and good. It really resurfaces my notes and highlights to not let my learnings go stale. Highly recommend it.

Pros:

Easy and simple way to resurface your notes/highlights in serendipitous manner.

Cons:

Support for images (good to have but not a deal breaker at all)

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Superb cloud all that delivers a selection of your Kindle highlights in an email and web app daily. The AI works really well in delivering spot on quotes from other users. You can favourite and share quotes on social media. For me it puts Kindle highlights on steroids.

Pros:

Works perfectly

AI is actually intelli

Cons:

None

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Host at Getting Simple podcast

Readwise serves as a central place for all of my highlights. As long as you can read a piece of text, you can store what you consider to be the important bits as Readwise highlights—from Kindle book highlights to manual "freeform input" that could come from things you read in printed form on a magazine, book, or newspaper. I would recommend this to non-fiction readers—and even more—to non-fiction writers. It makes you keep present all of those little quotes you found interesting to enrich your own writing. Thanks so much for making this tool.

Pros:

Readwise has become essential to my writing workflow: I can interiorize and revisit what I read, and this is changing the way I write.

Cons:

Nothing to add.

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Forever a webmaster

Readwise already changed the way I highlight things on Kindle, taking notes of bigger excerpts, so I can remember the context of the phrases I liked. I open their emails everyday, which is rare for me. Been using it for 8 months and don't feel like stopping. Actually subscribed for a paid account which will enable more integrations soon, like Medium and Pocket.

Pros:

Helps me remember or take action on things I read and find interesting.

Cons:

The layout of the daily email can be improved on mobile.

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Blogger/analyst

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!

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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Author, TaylorPearson.me

I've been using Readwise for almost a year and it's one of my favorite emails I get everyday. Often times one of my highlights or notes catches me at just the right time and I see a way to use that knowledge that I didn't think of when I first read it

Pros:

Great way to deepen you learning and really put the books you read to work!

Cons:

Really please so far!

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Maker, Engineer, <3 from India

I use it almost exclusively with Kindle Highlights and Clippings. This is probably the best email I get everyday. I even used their blog to update my reading list.

If you have not tried this yet, please do!

Pros:

Simple, easy to use, does what it claims to do - very well

Cons:

Go to location links are broken in email

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reading+hacking at readwise.io
Thanks Nirant! Yeah, unfortunately there's a technical hurdle that we can't overcome with making the location links work from email, but it's something we're constantly trying to get over!
Infrastructure at Clever

Readwise is perfect to review instapaper and kindle highlights. I love the tagging and structure support also helping me collate my readings across mediums and time.

A native iOS app with share sheet integration would allow many more sources of inputs bit the integrations that exist already make it worth the cost!

Pros:

- quick review of past readings

- emails and/or webapp

Cons:

- no native iOS app yet

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Readwise has already completely changed the way I read. I recently went in search of a way to export my Kindle highlights to Anki. After writing hundreds of lines of code, I discovered Readwise and immediately stopped caring about getting them into Anki. Readwise is almost exactly what I want as an interaction method with my highlights. It resurfaces old highlights at intervals informed by Spaced Repetition algorithms, and does a good job of keeping everything fresh. A nice added benefit is that I now consume the rest of the internet mostly through Instapaper, since Readwise ingests Kindle, Instapaper, and a few other services' highlight.

I'm excited to continue to grow my reading routine into Readwise.

Pros:

Makes Kindle highlights useful — finally!

Cons:

Better SRS scheduling would be nice, but it's pretty close to what I want.

Every suggestion has been answered by a real person!

Pros:

I've tried a few Kindle syncing apps and approaches, this is by far the best.

Cons:

None I can think of

For anyone who enjoys reading, Readwise is a wonderful. It essentially allows you to create a searchable database of excerpts of what you read and then reminds you daily to read a random collection of those excerpts. Readwise also allows you to integrate your reading database with other databases, such as Evernote. Readwise has quickly become one of my favorite apps. I highly recommend it.

Pros:

Ease of use, transfer of data to Evernote, daily reminder and enjoyment of interesting excerpts from what you have read.

Cons:

None so far.

By far the best method to help me make use of texts I previously have read. I love e-books. Read Wise have help me to reach the next step.

Pros:

Simple

Cons:

None

Readwise it’s the newsletter that I look forward to each day in my inbox. I love seeing the highlights from books I read long ago.

Pros:

A quick summary of your favorite highlights from your favorite books

Cons:

It makes you want to go back and read those books again?

Great start to the day with a few quotes from old books. The team has been super responsive to feedback over email. Looking forward to it developing!

Pros:

Clear job executed very well!

Cons:

It reminds me I don't highlight enough when I read 😬

Medicine Developer

Readwise allows me to manage all my highlights and brings them back to me regularly so I can revisit ideas or concepts I found important. It has a great interface and is a pleasure to use.

Pros:

Simple to use and provides a nice memory boost

Cons:

None really

Before Readwise, I would have to occasionally go to the Manage My Content area of the Amazon website to haphazardly review my highlights. Readwise send them to me via regular emails on a spaced repetition model, thereby allowing to remember and LEARN what I highlighted. Very helpful.

Pros:

Readwise is like Anki for your reading highlights. which allows you to refresh your memory of the best and most important bits.

Cons:

A bit of a learning curve to figure out exactly what it's doing.

Readwise has finally closed the loop and allowed me to comfortably keep revisiting my favorite highlights. That has already sparked a lot of ideas via the serendipitous connections between books. It has also changed the way I enjoy books.

Pros:

Readwise has vastly improved the value I extract from what I read

Cons:

None