I’d never heard of this before…just looking at the website now… seems like something I could use…
Here’s how I use Readwise.io:
I give it access to my Amazon Kindle library. It grabs new highlights as I make them in any of my e-books and brings those highlights into its database. (It did that for all the highlights in my past books!)
Daily Readwise sends me a review – 5 highlights it chooses from my books along with a 6th sometimes from a book it thinks I might like.
I often screen capture a highlight card from Readwise and paste it into my second brain (Roam) or paste it into a message here, like so:
Readwise also imports from Feedly where I will highlight from RSS Newsfeeds. I also use Feedly’s Chrome browser extension to save articles (or topics here) for reading/highlighting later. Feedly is where I keep track of many different technologies and thought leaders who blog – like Seth Godin. Readwise FINALLY helps me use those highlights by bringing them in for later review / reminding.
I also use Hypothes.is to highlight and annotate on the web. I use Feedly more, but this tool is handy and Readwise also imports from Hypothes.is automatically.
And here is where it gets incredibly juicy useful for me…
- Roam Research is my second brain. Readwise brings all those highlights from all those sources into Roam where I can search, tag, and use parts for inspiration for topics here, personal health, and sooooo much more. Indeed, of all the tools I use these days, Roam has become the most essential for creativity and productivity… and a sense that I’m cultivating a resource for my future with these highlights and notes taken from external sources and my own daily notes.
That’s it in a nutshell! Questions welcome, and if you decide to go with Readwise, I’d love to hear how you end up using it!
Thanks Rick! I appreciate the time you took to give me all that information…