This is a quick little tip on how to save notes from books you read on your mobile device.
Are you a Kindle user or an Kindle app user? It’s my go-to for reading. I love to read books on my iPad and even sometimes on my phone. The advantages are:
- I can make the text as large as I like to avoid eye strain
- The entire book is searchable
- It’s easier to take multiple books with you on a trip when they’re stored digitally
- My sometimes fickle mind may or may not wish to read the book I chose to bring with me, so it’s great to have a selection of books
- Kindle books are generally less expensive than their paperback or hardback counterparts
Even if you don’t have a Kindle device, the free Kindle app works well on both iOS and Android tablets and phones, and on my laptop as well.
It took me some time to discover this, but I realized that the passages I highlight are actually stored in the cloud in my Amazon account. As many of the books I read are work related, I like to keep notes for future reference. Here’s how I do it.
Once you’ve opened the book, highlight the passage you want to save — choose whichever color you like.
From One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season by Tony LaRussa, 2012
Now sign in to your Amazon account, and go to https://read.amazon.com/notebook. There you’ll find a list of books and your highlighted material.
Delete extraneous words you highlighted accidentally by clicking on the “Options” link at right
Save to Evernote
The next part is optional, but I like to keep all of my resources organized and in one place, so I use Evernote, an app that helps you organize information into notebooks…