This is a quick article to share a very surprising and beautiful thing I discovered today: it is possible to request a PDF with all your Kindle’s highlights directly from the Kindle interface.
Unless I am crazy, I remember this being a very (unnecessarily) hard task. I spent an insane amount of time researching the easiest way to do that. I mean, the web is full of paid services with the only purpose of exporting Kindle’s highlights (e.g., Klib and clippings.io come to mind).
Today, instead, I was browsing my Kindle’s note on my physical Kindle, and I discovered a huge “Export Notes” button. At first, I was confused. Then I clicked it, and the Kindle asked me if I wanted to receive by email all my highlights.
I swear to the Universe I was just like this:
Long story short: I selected the “I f**king want!" button and I received an email with a PDF with all my highlights for the book. And I received them also in CSV format!
Seriously. How did this feature pass under the radar of almost every other note-taking nerd I follow? Why nobody notified me and let me export notes like a savage for months?
Let’s see how to do it!
First, go to the “go to” dialog (the one with the Table of Contents of the book).
Select the “Note” tab.
- On the bottom you should see the “Export Notes” button.
That’s it. Seriously. It is the best thing ever (at least for Kindle-world)! See you next time!