When you're reading a book, the Kindle app will automatically sync where you left off—along with any bookmarks, highlights, or notes—so you can start reading. It also enables you to search book notes by title, author, content, and type. Download: Amazon Kindle (Free). 2. Google Play Books. Amazon is moving your Kindle highlights and notes to a new place, which can It was designed to be a book discovery tool, based on what other users for instance, Safari on the iPad or Chrome on the Android smartphone.
- How to Download Your Kindle Notes and Highlights and Export Them (Updated for 2019)
- Your Kindle highlights and notes are now easier to access
- PocketBook - PDF, EPUB reader
- iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Secure social sharing
- 2. Google Play Books
Sometimes I need to take the notes I make in a Kindle ebook and use them elsewhere. Amazon doesn't make it easy for us to do that, but luckily there are other ways. Back in I needed to export my Kindle notes, so I did some digging and rounded up a few tools which would help me do just that. Now it's Marchand about half the tools mentioned in the original post are gone. So I have updated the post with corrected info and I've also pruned the tools that have died in the past four years.
The available tools have changed a lot over the years.
How to Download Your Kindle Notes and Highlights and Export Them (Updated for 2019)
For example, Amazon used to have a site called Kindle. Unfortunately, that is gone now. That page was sorta replaced by Read. The new page won't let you access all of your notes, and there's no export option, so it's not really that useful for our current goal.
Your Kindle highlights and notes are now easier to access
This is a text file of all of the notes and highlights made on your Kindle but not on the other Kindles or Kindle apps on your account. You can copy this folder to your PC and open it.
Did you know you can have your Kindle email your annotations to you? I didn't until Tom told me. Amazon will email the notes and highlights to the address on your Amazon account. You can access the export option from the Notes menu which can be found in the 3 dot menu dropdown inside the ebook you're reading.
They have a notebook menu where you can find all of the highlights and notes for an ebook. This menu is accessible from inside the ebook, and one of the things you'll find there is an option to share your annotations by email.
Here's what it looks like on the iPad:.
PocketBook - PDF, EPUB reader
The notebook menu can be accessed from inside a book, but the way you find it differs between Android, iOS, and the Kindle Fire. The export button is in the upper right corner of the notebook menu. The exported notes don't look very good, but this trick does let you pull the notes out of even a side-loaded ebook. You can either create flashcards or export the notes to Drive, by email, or by Android Beam. On the Kindle Fire, open the ebook and press the center of the screen.
One of the icons you will see across the top of the screen will look like a piece of paper. That is the notebook menu, and the export option is in the upper right corner. This nifty little bookmarklet is simple and works great with Chrome.
After you install it, you use it be opening one an ebook's highlights page on Read. I liked Bookcision because it worked well with Chrome.
The latter two options include a link to the note's location in the ebook.
iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
When I first published this post, Notescraper was an Apple Script based tool which basically did the same thing as Bookcision. It copied the notes from a book's highlights page on Kindle. But it's nowand I don't know whether this script will work just as well on Read. There are a couple versions of the Notescraper tool, including one which works with Evernote. But since I don't have a Mac, I can't comment on how well it works.
And while we're on the topic, Microsoft's OneNote has a similar clipping tool. It takes screenshots so it's not nearly as useful, but if you already use that platform then it's worth a look. Here's another service I'm not sure I can recommend.
That turned me off, and since it basically duplicates activities I already perform on my PC, I plan to close the tab and forget about it. And last but not least, calibre. This ebook library tool can not only send ebooks to your Kindle, it can also fetch the annotations from a Kindle - only there's a catch.
And it apparently doesn't work for newer Kindles. I found this trick while researching this post, and I also found a bug report which says that this feature doesn't work with newer Kindles. I can't get it to work with my Paperwhites, for example. But since it might work for you, I'm including it here.
Head on over to JetShred for instructions and more details. Nice try, but not quite. Neither works for me in my reader or tablet, not at all as handy as on a computer. I mainly just use it to read. When I want to take notes or copy text, I open the ebook in an app on my laptop, and take notes in another app.
As you say, the keyboard is much easier to work with than a touchscreen. I love being able to highlight text, especially for a book I plan to review, but also just to make note of things when I read.
That works great, so long as the book is one I got from Amazon. It is annoying as hell! I know I could use the myclippings file, but that is more work! I would have thought that the annotations would be accessible through Kindle. Hi Carmen, I created a python script to format the My Clippings.
When you download it, just place Kindle Clippings Parser V1. Hi Nathan, that sounds pretty cool! However, the link is not there anymore, could you please post it again? Can that script also get bookmarks per book? If not, do you have a script that does that? I rather think the simplest option is the one in the attached image. I recycle it, of course! The highlighting function is invaluable for any serious research use of Kindle books, and a major reason why I like Kindle.
I often finish a book with hundreds of highlights. Better than a print book with hundreds of tape flags, not to say cheaper. Are there enough research sources in your field that are in Kindle format? Their chrome extension saves so much time, and well worth the price if you are importing your notes on a daily basis.
No fuss, no muss. Then you can export your list to a word document and use each listing, as I mentioned above, as a header for your notes. Your reading might be slowed by taking notes while you read, but I found it helped reinforce the information. If you are more comfortable with flagging the page, or dog-earing the corner and highlighting, that is cool too.
You might be using a kindle, and you can make notes right on the kindle and export those out. They all seem restricted to kindle. Any suggestions? I want to read on a book-like device and the kindle app is perfect for that.
Such a waste of time and effort — the bits are already in electronic format, but now they have to go through an analogue meat connection to get back into electronic format again. The Kindle iOS app has a special notebook menu for your annotations, and that menu has an export option where you can email the notebook to yourself.
Secure social sharing
But I see no option for exporting. Where did you find this option to export by email? I think we may have identified a difference between the Kindle iPad and iPhone apps. As you can see in the following screenshot, the Kindle iPad app has an option to export notes as either email or flashcards. Maaaaaannn, I feel so stoopid. Thanks Nate. Sometimes it just takes a fresh er pair of eyes. Or maybe a less angily frustrated pair. If you see something in all the apps then you forget to check if you can use it.
It seems that even on the iPad Kindle 4. This is an Amazon limitation, and not one that I have imposed. This is a great feature for those of us that had notes trapped on the kindle fire, and it works on all my personal documents even ones converted by Calibre —.
I would like to report that the export highlights feature is now accessible in android. This works for personal docs and side-loaded books. I have a friend who beta reads for me.
She reads the book on her iPhone Kindle app, making notes along the way, and when the time comes, she screenshots each of her notes and puts them into Evernote, sharing the note with me.
2. Google Play Books
It works. My paperwhite, up to day as of aprilhas a My Clippings.
The My Clippings folder is empty, but the text file is full. I am buying everything from Germany at amazon.