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How can I save highlighted and annotated materials into a bookmarking service like Raindrop?

I love Raindrop as an organize /search for later use scenario. However, sometimes I want to fully digest (highlight, annotate, summarize, etc) a resource (article, book etc.), even thought I'm not ready to use it in a particular project. (If I was working on a particular project, I'd upload to Notion or Roam). I'd like to then save the fully digested resource back to Raindrop.I wish Raindrop allowed for full annotation, but it doesn't look like this is something they are considering. If someone could share a quality annotation app that allows for a clean reading and note taking interface and that most importantly supplies a link to annotated article, that would do. I used to be a diigo user, which allowed for this, but it's clunky and doesn't provide a quality reading experience. I would love assistance with this ASAP since I'm currently working on creating a personal knowledge management system. Thank you in advance!

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Akrasiac's avatar
a year ago

Check out memex: https://getmemex.com/

It allows for bookmarking into collections like Raindrop, but also highlighting and annotation, which you can export to your notes app such as Roam and Notion, either manually by integrating with Readwise. You can also share collections and your notes with others.

You might also want to check out Hypothesis (https://web.hypothes.is/) if you are specifically targeting annotations, rather than including bookmarks and collections.

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@debschi (replying to @Akrasiac )
a year ago

Thanks! Will check out memex. Wondering if hypothesis offers new link for highlighted/annotated artticle?

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@Akrasiac (replying to @debschi )
a year ago

I'm not sure, as I don't really use hypothesis now that I use memex, but it does look like there is a proxy server you can use to inject the annotations for people not running the extension. Check out the "The via proxy" section here: https://web.hypothes.is/help/overview-of-the-hypothesis-system/

I haven't tested it though so not sure if that meets your needs.

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@debschi (replying to @Akrasiac )
a year ago

Thanks big time. I'm going to try Memex...hopeful!

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