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 2.6.8

Readwise finally has... DARK MODE. Your eyes can now rest easy while using the app at night.

To enable Dark Mode, go to your Profile tab in the app, then hit the gear icon in the top right. From there, you can choose full Dark Mode, or instead switch to the System setting, which makes the app show its normal light mode during the day, and switches automatically to dark mode at night.

Also: Quick bug fix for the bottom tab menu showing too low on some iPhones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

Kerry1234567 ,

This app has changed my life

This app and readwise in general has been an absolute game changer for me. I LOVE to read non-fiction but even though I often highlight, I very rarely go back and look at them. So I would read great books, take a lot of ideas from them, and then promptly forget everything I’ve read once I moved onto the next book. With readwise, I am reminded everyday of all these great ideas. I can star certain ones and adjust how frequently the highlights will appear from certain books and keep the info front of mind has helped a lot.

I’ve used the service for a year now and it has become a treasured part of my morning routine. The app has made that even better bc now I don’t have to check my email and become distracted by something else. They even have a “feed” to endless scroll highlights which IMO is a much better way to spend my time than scrolling a FB feed.

I highly recommend this service!!

Jerry Brito ,

My favorite new app in years

Readwise is the best app/web service that I’ve used in years. I’ve been looking for something like it for a long time and they absolutely nailed it. It does two main things for me. First, I read a lot of books and articles, but I have a hard time retaining what I’ve learned. Readwise lets me easily review what I want to remember using spaced repetition, which is proven to help with retention. The second thing it does is a bit unexpected: it serves as my second brain. Because I systematically tag all highlights as I review them, I am creating a database of knowledge that I can later easily search or browse. And because I can download all my highlights and the metadata I’ve added in plain text, I can use other tools on my data. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to see how they make it better.

MicheleGG ,

Fantastic app that syncs across multiple platforms

I beta-tested this app and found it to work very well for multiple purposes. First, it presents me with snippets of my book and article highlights to review daily, reminding me of key passages from books that I found meaningful or significant. Second, it allows me to collect highlights from multiple sources, including Kindle, Instapaper, Pocket, and Medium. Most importantly, I can then export these highlights to Evernote to save them in my “second brain.” That way, knowledge isn’t lost or dependent on my spotty memory.

There are others ways to do most of this manually, but Readwise makes it simple and convenient, and to me, that makes it worth the subscription cost.

App Privacy

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.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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