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Search Kindle Highlights Quickly with Evernote

Posted by Jordan Collier on September 16, 2012 in Evernote, Personal Development |

I read on my Kindle. A lot. When I read, I highlight, make notes, and bookmark pages like crazy. One problem I kept running into was forgetting where I read something. Because the Kindle doesn’t have a simple way to simultaneously search through all my notes and highlights from every book, finding a specific note or highlight is tricky. I’ve spent quite a bit of time opening books, searching for a specific highlight, not finding what I was looking for, and repeating the process.

I put an end to endless searches when I began clipping my Kindle notes to Evernote. Now, when I search for a note or highlight, Evernote searches through all of the book notes I’ve added and I’m able to quickly find what I’m looking for. No more guessing who said what in what book.

Here is how I add my Kindle notes and highlights to Evernote.

1. Log into your unique Amazon Kindle page to view your books.

2. Select a particular book and use the Evernote WebClipper to add your notes and highlights to Evernote.

3. Edit the new Evernote note to take out the “extra” things (web version shown below)

4. Delete text (like “Add a note”) if you’d like (desktop version shown below)  

Now you’re finished!

If you have highlights from several books, in addition to having a specific notebook for your book notes, you may want to consider keeping a single note with a list of all your books. Copy and paste the note link from each book into one note. Doing so allows you to find specific books quickly (even faster than searching titles).

Clipping Kindle notes and highlights is perfect for students who use digital textbooks. For more great student Evernote ideas, be sure to download the free ebook 19 Practical Evernote Ideas for Students.

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