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Stefan Su (he/him)
Stefan Su (he/him)

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What are your hacks for reading digital documents?

I love having physical copies of books or printouts to be able to make annotations or to be able to better focus on just the text on the paper in front of me. Since the effort of obtaining content physically is getting harder to justify (sustainability, latency of shipping, cost), I want to become better at reading digital content on my computer. What are your hacks?

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Amelia Vieira Rosado ๐Ÿฃโœจ

Hmm, tough one! ๐Ÿค”

I think I'd say get yourself a nice blue light filter (I'd recommend this one).

Besides that, I'd probably also recommend using something like Adobe Acrobat or whatever other PDF reader (assuming you acquire digital books in this format). This will allow you to highlight and leave notes in the document as you read it.

This tool also gives you the ability to highlight text in docs (beside highlighting websites). It has a paid version, but you can also get by with the free version of it.

Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ˜

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BezPowell

Not strictly on a computer, but I use Pocket a lot as it integrates well with my Kobo. It's nice to read articles on an eInk device instead of some form of computer display. The only problem there is some JS lazyload libraries don't work and you lose images. For most things though it's brilliant, you would be surprised how little you actually need a colour display.