The Next Chapter of Readwise: Our Own Reading App

Our mission here at Readwise is to improve the practice of reading through software by an order of magnitude. This sounded just as ambitious when we originally wrote it in 2018, but we’ve made some meaningful steps since: thousands of customers, hundreds of millions of highlights, and more. Today,…

Adding Intention to Spaced Repetition

When we first started working on Readwise in 2017, the idea of applying “spaced repetition” to your reading highlights was — shall we say — met with skepticism. Few had heard the term spaced repetition back then, and even fewer believed we could build a consumer software product around it.…

Winter 2020 Updates

We’ve been quietly shipping all kinds of new features throughout 2020. Aside from wishing you & yours a merry conclusion to this crazy year, we want to make sure you're taking full advantage of everything Readwise has to offer! Let’s get into it: 🎨 Readwise Brand — Believe it or…

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…