Remember Significantly More of What You Read With Readwise

Today we're excited to announce our first step in a bold new direction: active recall. Readwise already uses spaced repetition to help you remember more of what you've read. Active recall will take your retention to the next level. What is active recall? Active recall testing (also known as quizzing,…

Stop Reading Junk and Start Using Instapaper

When it comes to eating healthily, we've all heard the saying: You are what you eat. It turns out, the same is true for reading: You are what you read. In the same way that you want to nourish your body with only high-quality, nutritious foods, you also want to…

Resurface the Highlighted Web with Highly & Readwise

Our mission here at Readwise is to improve the practice of reading through technology. This started by making it easy to consistently review your notes and highlights from ebooks, such as Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks. But today we're excited to announce an integration with Highly, making it easy to…

Why We're Bootstrapping Readwise

Our mission here at Readwise is to improve the practice of reading through technology by an order of magnitude. While we have some strong opinions and good ideas (we think) on how to build such a product (indeed, we've already started!), what was less obvious was: How do we fund…

How to Tag Your Highlights While You Read

Do you ever wish that your highlights were tagged with useful keywords and categories, but never bothered because the process of tagging is just too cumbersome? In this guide, we're going to learn an easier way to tag your highlights using a powerful feature found only in Readwise called inline…

How to Combine Highlights On-the-Fly with Readwise

Have you ever found yourself highlighting an entire fluff-filled paragraph even though all you really wanted were the key sentences at the beginning and end? In this guide, we're going to learn how to cut fluff from your highlights on-the-fly using the concatenate action tag in Readwise. The concatenate action…

How to Add Chapters to Your Highlights in Readwise

In this guide, we're going to learn how to add chapters to your notes and highlights in Readwise using the heading action tag. The heading action tag is a special note taken while you read that captures a book's structure — its parts, chapters, sections, and subsections, as the case may…

What Books are Highlighted the Most Densely?

One of the many advantages of ebooks over physical books is that they're much easier to highlight. No more scribbled underlines, illegible marginalia, or dog-eared pages — just a swipe of the finger. Of course, not all ebooks are worth highlighting the same. You'll only highlight something if it's so interesting…