Easy, Searchable Kindle Evernote Notes
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I amp my productivity because I never stop learning. The best way for me to grow my knowledge is to read books. My favorite way to read books is on Kindle. I’m currently using the Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi without the special offers. I’ve struggled with an efficient way to move my Kindle notes to Evernote, my go-to, searchable note storage platform. After much research, trial and error, here’s the fastest, easiest way I’ve found to move Kindle highlights and notes to Evernote:
My Easy Kindle To Evernote Process
- Login to your Amazon Kindle account
- Find the book that you want to copy your highlights to Evernote. Scroll through Your Books list or use the search box. For this demo, I’m using my Kindle highlights and notes from Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. It’s his revised edition published in March, 2015 and one of my favorite productivity books.
- The search results show a short list of books available on Amazon. Select the book you want, then select “You own a different edition of this book” to get to your Kindle version.
- Select the hyperlinked text with your number of highlighted passages and notes.
- Scroll down to the end of your highlighted passages and notes for the book notes you want to copy to Evernote. The Kindle website includes all of your book notes in one massive, scrollable list, sorted by book title, so go easy on the scrolling.
- When you’ve reached the end of the book notes you want to copy, Select and scroll up to copy your highlighted passages and notes. Here’s a sample of my Kindle highlights and notes from Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen:
- Use the Paste Special command to get your highlighted passages and notes from the Kindle website into Evernote or another text editor. I use a Google Doc template titled Template Kindle to Evernote to create a unique document for each book. The key step is to search and replace unwanted filler text that carries over from Kindle. Here’s a sample of the same notes from David Allen’s book, pasted without formatting in my Google Doc.
- Find and Replace (Ctrl +H in Evernote and Google Doc) “Delete this highlight” with a blank space throughout your new document or Evernote note.
- Find and Replace “Add a note” with a blank space
- Find and Replace “Read more at location” with “ LOC” and remember to include the blank space preceding LOC.
- Format notes with numbering, bullets, and font style as desired.
Here’s my finished Kindle note for David Allen’s book in Evernote. It’s a clean set of notes, neatly formatted and searchable with Evernote for future refresher training or research.
Feel free to highlight, bold and change the font type within your Evernote note to make study and comprehension a breeze.
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