Use Readwise to capture, review, and integrate insights from books

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Do you find yourself reading books with amazing insights that you expect will transform your thinking — and then six months later you can’t even remember what the book was about?

Happens to me all the time.

I just signed up for an account with Readwise, which aims to address this problem.

Readwise sends you a daily email with text that you have highlighted when reading Kindle books, so you can review the passages you previously captured.

The tool also allows you to automatically sync the text of all those highlights to an Evernote account, where you can then integrate the passages into your own creative work.

Prefer physical books? With Readwise you can snap a photo of a page in a book. The app converts the image to text with OCR, and then you can highlight that text and save to your account.