Import highlights from PDFs

We've finally bitten the bullet on one of our most requested but most fickle import sources: PDF documents.

You can now upload highlighted PDFs or email those files as attachments to [email protected] to be imported into your account.

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If you plan to take advantage of this feature, we encourage you to read the associated help document to understand some of the best practices. As we said, PDF is an extremely fickle file format!

→ To get started, read: Can I import highlights from PDFs?

Save highlights from podcasts using Airr

We've teamed up with the airr.io team to make it effortless to save your favourite quotes from podcasts as you're listening!

Just download the Airr app, and connect your Readwise account from your settings.

Every AirrQuote you make will then be automatically saved (including a link to play the audio in Airr, your caption, and a transcript of the quote if available) to your Readwise account. Here's what it looks like:

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Detailed instructions to set it up 👇

https://help.readwise.io/article/103-how-do-i-save-highlights-from-the-podcasts-i-listen-to-using-airr

Paper book highlighting (OCR) v2

We've massively improved the paper book highlighting feature in the Readwise iOS app… in two main ways!

1️⃣ We've improved our text parsing algorithm a lot, meaning fewer typos and less time tweaking passages 🤓

2️⃣ You can now make a highlight across multiple pages:

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This has probably been the most-requested OCR improvement, so happy to be shipping it!

For you Android users, the app is coming very soon. Shoot us a quick email at [email protected] if you're interested in trying it out 🤖

Twitter Save 2.0 🐤

We just upgraded our Twitter Save feature so now you can:

  • See "stats" as part of public saves
  • Save threads privately by DMing @readwiseio
  • See Twitter avatars in Readwise
  • Attach notes to your saved tweets

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→ To get started, connect your Twitter account to Readwise.

Export to Notion 🔁

You can now export your entire Readwise library to a beautifully formatted database in Notion.

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Once the integration is configured, sew books, articles, tweets, and highlights will be automatically synced going forward.

→ To get started, go to Notion Export on desktop from your Readwise Dashboard.

You can also read all the details on how the integration works here.

For all you #roamcult out there, don't worry. Roam Export will be coming up soon :)

Email highlights as attachments to import 📩

You can now import highlights from Kindle iOS, Apple Books, Scribd, and a variety of others by emailing them as an attachment to [email protected].

If you've struggled with getting highlights out of Apple Books and into Readwise, this feature is especially helpful for you.

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→ To get started, just email any highlight export as an attachment to [email protected]

Edit Highlights ✍

Huge feature alert! You can now edit the text of highlights.

This is great for cleaning up OCR highlights, fixing broken formatting (e.g., bulleted lists or leftover footnotes), adding missing context, and shortening, shortening, shortening.

Contrary to popular belief, the original highlight text is not sacrosanct. You can — and should — modify your highlights however you please. Add context. Add clarifications. Remove fluff. The sky is the limit!

→ To get started with editing, click the Edit icon (previously the note icon) on any highlight or use the keyboard shortcut e.

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App Store Launch 📱

It's official: the Readwise is now fully released in the iOS App Store!

→ If you haven't already, download the full version here

Hypothes.is Integration ⚡

You can now integrate Readwise with the popular, open-sourced annotation tool Hypothes.is.

Hypothes.is is great for annotating both web pages while browsing and PDFs opened in your favorite web browser.

Any highlights you make in Hypothes.is will be automatically synchronized with Readwise.

→ Set up the Hypothes.is integration with Readwise

Product Changelog 📈

You can now stay up to date with all our improvements to Readwise, from new features to bug fixes!

Visit new.readwise.io or check out the updates sprinkled throughout the Readwise app.