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Thirty Days of Using Readwise

My thoughts after using Readwise for the last thirty days.
Thirty Days of Using Readwise
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Disclosure: I love using Readwise and I think you will too. If you decide to try using Readwise through one of the links below, you'll get a free month of Readwise and so will I 🙏.


My Thoughts on Using Readwise

I've been using Readwise for the last thirty days, and I'm sold. When I read books using a Kindle* or Apple Books I love to highlight passages that I think are great, or that I want to revisit later. The thing is, rarely do I look back at my highlights. Readwise fixes that.

Readwise connects to my Kindle and Apple Books accounts. It also connects with Twitter. I can also sync content I save from web pages to my Readwise account. It seems that more connections are added regularly.

Now for the cool part, each day I get an email that contains the material I highlighted while reading. I currently get an update of eight highlights each morning at 7:00 am. You can choose how many highlights you get. Each email also gives me one suggested highlight from a new book based on my reading preferences.

These updates are helping me to remember what I've read. It's like built-in daily retrieval practice, which is one of the best ways to learn.

Here's a video from Readwise to give you an idea of how it works.

As I continue to work on my weekly newsletter, Readwise has been awesome. I'm able to share the things I've read throughout the week, and the recommendations seem to be more and more on point with my interests. I'm also starting to explore how Readwise integrates with Notion and Instapaper. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to integrate those.


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