Now that Kindles outnumber hard copies by a margin of nearly 2-1 in my classes, I have decided that the time really has come to think about ways to integrate Kindle into my teaching and research workflow.
In order to make this work, I needed a good way to get Kindle highlights and notes into Evernote, my note-taking software of choice. Because there is currently no way to directly link Kindle and Evernote, I set out to find a way to push Kindle content into Evernote with minimal effort. After a weekend of experimentation with unnecessarily complex workarounds, I found an elegant and simple solution:
- Login to your Kindle at https://kindle.amazon.com/ and click on ‘Your Highlights’
- Use the Evernote Web Clipper (free: Firefox) to ‘Clip Article’ (this will select only the book notes/highlights for clipping, and not the full webpage). Relevant metadata can be added at this stage.
- Both the notes and the highlights from your Kindle will now be in Evernote, beautifully organized and fully searchable. The best part is that clicking on any of the ‘Read more at location…’ links will open that passage in your desktop Kindle app for further review.
How are you integrating your Kindle into your teaching or research workflow? What other workarounds have you come up with for making the best use of e-readers?
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