Readwise 4+

Remember & Learn from Books

Readwise, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 126 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Readwise helps you get the most out of what you read by making it fun & easy to revisit your highlights from all your favorite reading platforms in one place.

Quickly synchronize your highlights from Kindle, Apple Books, Instapaper, Pocket, Medium, Goodreads, and even paper books. Then start building a daily review habit using the app and daily email. By reviewing your highlights every day, you'll retain dramatically more and you'll finally stop forgetting all the details from books you just finished!


“Readwise is my favorite new service this year. Save highlights from Kindle, Instapaper, and now tweets... one of the best long-term personal learning tools I’ve come across.” — Caleb Hicks

“Besides my Kindle, Readwise has been the most influential tech for improving my reading process.” — Blake Reichmann

“If you use Kindle or Instapaper or just enjoy keeping and reading highlights, please sign up to Readwise. It will become one of your cherished services.” — Christopher Galtenberg


Highlighting is great, but why bother if you're never going to see any of your highlights again? Readwise makes it easy to quickly liberate all your highlights into one place, ensuring that you'll actually see and use them, including highlights from:

• Amazon Kindle
• Apple iBooks
• Instapaper
• Pocket
• Medium
• Goodreads
• Twitter
• Physical Books (using OCR)
• Manual Input
• CSV Upload

How often do you finish a book, only to forget the key ideas two weeks later? We don't remember things by just reading them once.

Readwise solves this problem using scientifically proven learning techniques called Spaced Repetition and Active Recall. Readwise resurfaces the right highlights at the right times using a daily email and an app. Readwise even makes it possible to convert your best highlights into flashcards for added retention.

With your highlights all in one place, Readwise enables you to organize and connect these ideas in new ways. Use search to find a highlight instantly; use tag to organize highlights within your library; use notes to add your own annotations.

Readwise also makes it possible to take highlights from your physical books and papers using your phone’s camera. Just snap a pic, highlight with your finger, and have your favorite highlights saved forever.


If you are not already a Readwise subscriber, you can get started immediately with a 30-day free trial with no credit card upfront. At the end of the trial, you will not be charged unless you choose to subscribe to Readwise Full or Readwise Lite. Price may vary by location. Manage your subscription from your dashboard.


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What’s New

Version 2.8.4

This version fixes an issue in the new iPhone 14 where the bottom navigation bar would be partially cut off.

We also continue to add many new integrations to Readwise :) Recently we added:
* Save your Twitter bookmarks
* Export your highlights to Logseq
* Save highlights from

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Doc Ayomide ,

Readwise lives us to its name!

If you think of wisdom as arising from the connections you make between bits of knowledge, the Readwise service really does help make me wiser by surfacing knowledge (in the form of otherwise forgotten highlights) and giving me the chance to connect them to present experience.

And the app’s daily highlight review is just perfect for this! Even better it measures streaks, which is motivating for ensuring you check in daily. And sharing your highlights is easy, too: you can easily share them as an image, text or in a weekly email.

And that’s not counting being able to highlight your highlights (because, of course!) or being able to determine which you want to see more or less of. You can even use cloze deletion! And some features are so good they’ve taken over as my primary method: like the OCR which I use for just grabbing text even when I don’t intend to highlight it, or the search which is my primary way to find highlights now, rather than checking in my Kindle. And that’s just a tip of the features!

You can tell that the makers use the app becuase it’s got all these little details only someone who takes highlighting and reading seriously would have thought of. And like the best apps and services, it’s starting to change me: knowing I’ll be seeing my highlights again changes what I highlight.

Can’t wait to see where the app goes from here.

Gaston8008 ,

The future of memory

This app is the first of its kind. If you’ve given up creating flash cards because it takes too much effort then try it!

While you’re learning, just read and highlight without stressing. Then connect to Readwise and gradually and effortlessly review and create quizzes as you go.

It’s such a brilliant idea. I’m really looking forward to seeing this evolve. It could become a whole new standard for processing information and retaining it.
It’s the missing piece to a world of abundant digital resources.

I also use it to remind myself of great fiction quotes I’ve highlighted in the past. Think of this app as Apple’s Photo Memories feature but for text! (actually, that would be a great way to market it)

Hjlw ,

Primitive app

This app synced to my Kindle where I have over 100 books, each of which I’ve got highlights in. I discovered that the app automatically assumes I want to review highlights in ALL of these books. To prune down to getting highlights from just the one book I want to review I have to manually drag the slider to Never – a slider that really doesn’t want me to slide it and keeps sliding back to Normal so it take several attempts to get it to accept the new setting. This is a primitive set up! I cannot believe I do not have the ability to select the only book I want to study at the moment but instead I have to delete the auto selection for all the others. This is mindless design. Life is too short!

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The developer, Readwise, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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