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Where Are my Highlights?

The new Readability iOS app looks beautiful and all, but the big feature I keep waiting for is the ability to highlight things and save them to some sort of archive. I understand it would be a pain-in-the-ass because of the offline mode and all that jazz, but isn’t that the thing you most want to do when you’re reading really interesting stuff (to me, highlights is the real killer feature of the Kindle). Does this exist and I just don’t know about it?

March 4, 2012 // This post is about: , , ,


  • Matt Schroeter says:

    Totally agree. There’s Findings (https://findings.com/), which can take snippets off your Kindle highlights. Not as integrated as I’d like, but it’s a start.

  • Noah Brier says:

    Yeah, but Findings still feels very much about the web clips (and I hate that it doesn’t auto sync with Kindle … or at least seems not to). I used to use Delicious and now use Pinboard for those web clips …

  • Thomas says:

    Yeah, that’s what I wonder daily. Currently saving highlights and notes to Evernote, which is hardly ideal. Would love to have my highlights from Instapaper (or Readability or even Chrome) saved and synced Whispersync-style. If it exists, I still haven’t found it yet.

  • Rachel Mercer says:

    I know! I’ve been trying to tell my bosses this (we’re working on the Instapaper Android App), but alas – it’s always being pushed off to a “next version”.

    It’s odd that the Kindle is the only one doing this right.

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