Kindle, Highlights, Notes, and Evernote | Winning Combination for Dissertation Writing

I just made a huge discovery. I’m reading Augustine’s De Trinitate ((Augustine. The Trinity. Translated by Edmund Hill. Vol. 5 The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, Edited by John E. Rotelle. Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1990.)) on my iPad Kindle app. The app allows you to highlight and take notes, which is nice. However, I have never been able to figure out how to copy text from the book and paste it in a document, if I want to quote it. I haven’t been able to…until today.

Simply by chance (yeah, right) I discovered that when you go to you can look at all the highlights you’ve made in your book, along with all the notes you’ve taken. Underneath each highlight there is a link to the kindle book, which will open up on my Kindle for Mac app.

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Now, here’s the really fun part. Using the Evernote Web clipper, you can save all your highlights and notes as a simplified article right into Evernote.

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So AWESOME!! Now I can copy and paste to my heart’s content, and feel free to write substantive notes in my app, knowing that they will not be futile.