I came across Readwise this week and I thought it was a very nice app. It sends emails with highlights from Kindle books, Instapaper, Pocket, iBooks and other services. It also offers the spaced repetition and active recall features to help you remember. Price, though, seems a bit high. A lite version is U$ 4.99 and a Pro version costs U$ 7.99. For those not living in USA, it's expensive. Not as expensive as Roam (ahahah), but expensive even so. What are your thoughts?
I use the lite version for 4.49.
I love it! If you take a ton of highlights on your kindle or Instapaper is totally worth it
I recently subscribed to the light version for a whole year.
So far, I’m a bit divided about Readwise. It’s cool to have your highlights show it to you every day as a way to remember those passages better.
But at the same time, I don’t feel it’s something I couldn’t live without. There are even days when I forget to consume daily digest, and start to pile up a queue of highlights to go over.
So far, I would say it’s nice, but I’m not quite sure I would renew the subscription.
Can't believe I ever caught this, great question! Founder of Readwise here.
We offer a 50% of discount for folks in countries with depressed currencies (India, Brazil, etc), so hopefully that helps with the price side -- it's definitely something we're mindful of. You've just got to write into our support to request it.
Also worth noting that we're constantly improving Readwise and there are quite a few features like syncing to note-taking apps, the ability to save highlights from paper books using your phone camera, etc. that many users don't yet know about, and hopefully make the product more worthwhile!
I've known about it for some time now, but haven't subscribed because saving content isn't particularly compelling. (I assume you feel the same way since you're not willing to pay. ) I'm waiting to see a product that intelligently brings articles, books, etc. to the foreground. My friend and I tried to create newsletters out of saved links: https://www.linkdrop.co/, but I think more can be down to help people rediscover their saved content. I also think these apps could categorize and associate different pieces of content, creating a useful web of resources.
Readwise seems to be (as far as I can tell) the only option for centralizing your highlights from across various platforms.
I'm struggling to justify the cost because I'm not interested in their review features; I was just looking for a way to consolidate my highlights from everywhere and bring them together for safekeeping. I wish they had a tier that was priced lower that served as just an archive/backup and pretty much nothing else. Somewhere I could go to retrieve an up-to-date copy of highlights from everywhere.
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