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Tutorial: How to import Kindle highlights & notes into Glasp & export them as a file

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Introducing to you the newest feature of Glasp, exporting Kindle highlights into Glasp!

This tutorial will help you get started with importing Kindle highlights & notes into Glasp and exporting them as a Text, CSV, and Md file.

Step 1: Sign up for Glasp
Choose a browser you’re going to use: either Google Chrome, Brave, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc.

On your search tab, type in β€œglasp.co” and you will be automatically directed to the page of Glasp. Or access it from the link below.

πŸ‘‰ Glasp β€” Web Page

Upon reaching it click β€œSign up (beta)” and continue using your Google Account.

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After finalizing your account, you will be redirected to the Chrome Web Store.

Step 2: Install the Glasp extension to your browser
Click β€œAdd to Chrome”(Brave, Safari, or Edge) and install Glasp to your chosen browser.

πŸ‘‰ Glasp β€” Chrome Web Store

πŸ‘‰ Glasp β€” Safari Web Store

Step 3: Go to the Home page on Glasp
Once you’ve installed your Glasp extension, go to its home page. Here, you will see the sidebar opened where you can test highlighting words or sentences.

Also, you are free to choose your favorite topics. Choosing your topics could be a leap step as this will help you identify the articles in line with your interests.

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Step 4: Sign in to Kindle Cloud Reader
You can search with β€œKindle Cloud Reader” through your browser. Then, if you’re required to sign in, please sign in to Kindle.

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Step 5: Export Kindle highlights & notes
If you succeed in logging in, you can see a page like below. So, please click β€œNotes & Highlights” on the left.

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There are three ways to export Kindle highlights & notes. Please choose the right one you want to use. Here are three options.

Option 1: Import highlights & notes into Glasp

Option 2: Copy-n-paste all the highlights and notes on other note-taking apps

Option 3: Download Kindle highlights & notes as Text, CSV, or MD file

Option 1: Import highlights & notes into Glasp
If you cannot see Glasp’s popup at the top right, please check whether you’re logged in to the Glasp account on the extension or not. You can click the Glasp icon on the toolbar at the top to log in.

Then, please click β€œSelect Books” at the top right. It will show another popup to choose books to import into Glasp.

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You can choose books as many as you want. After choosing books, click β€œImport to Glasp” at the bottom right of the popup.

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After that, go to your profile page (My Highlights) on Glasp. Then, click β€œKindle” on the top bar. It will show the imported books list and their highlights and notes.

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And you can add tags, comments, and additional notes to the books from the right section on this profile page.

Notice: Your highlights and notes are private and unseeable by other people. Other people can see only the titles and thumbnails. Below is an example.

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Option 2: Copy-n-paste all the highlights and notes on other note-taking apps
In this option, you can copy all the highlights and notes from one book and paste them on note-taking apps such as Notion, Obsidian, Roam Research, Evernote, Apple notes, etc.

To do that, you can choose one book from the left and show its highlights & notes. Then, click β€œCopy Highlights” at the top of the popup. It copies all the highlights & notes, so please paste them anywhere you want.

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Here are examples of pasting highlights and notes.

Notion

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Obsidian

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Option 3: Download Kindle highlights & notes as Text, CSV, or MD file
With this option, you can download Kindle highlights & notes in the file format. You can choose the file option from Text, CSV, and MD.

First of all, please click β€œSelect Books” at the top right of the page.

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Next, choose the books as many as you want to download. And click either β€œText”, β€œCSV”, or β€œMD” on the bottom of the popup. It starts downloading.

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Please name the file as you want. If you choose multiple books, they are downloaded as a folder.

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A quick and easy way, isn’t it? In just one platform you can now easily view, access, and edit your compiled highlights and notes with your favorite books β€” it is certainly possible with Glasp and Kindle!

Canonical link: https://medium.com/glasp/tutorial-how-to-import-kindle-highlights-notes-into-glasp-export-them-as-a-file-92301bb539da

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