Readwise Highlighter

Readwise Highlighter

The Readwise Highlighter is the official browser extension made by and maintained by the Readwise team that saves articles to your Reader account and enables you to optionally highlight the open web.

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What is Readwise Highlighter?
The 'Readwise Highlighter' is an official browser add-on designed by the Readwise team. It facilitates users to efficiently save articles to the Reader account and provide the ability to highlight the open web, which later syncs with the user's Readwise ecosystem. Notably, it also provides an optional feature to sync with the user's preferred note-taking application. However, to avail its full benefits, one must have an active Readwise account.
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Stats
By: Readwise
Users: 5,897 ▼ -5
Rating: 4.38 (16)
Version: 0.15.23 (Last updated: 2024-01-16)
Creation date: 2021-05-18
Weekly download count: 139
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • activeTab
  • background
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 2.88M
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Summary

This is the official Reader browser extension made by and maintained by the Readwise team.

You use the Reader Highlighter extension to:

• Save articles to Reader – the first ever read-it-later app built for power readers. If you’ve ever used Instapaper or Pocket, Reader is like those, except it’s built for 2023 and brings all your reading into one place including: web articles, email newsletters, RSS feeds, Twitter threads, PDFs, EPUBs and more. You can get started with Reader here. • Highlight and annotate the open web.

All highlights that you make using this extension will be synced with the Readwise ecosystem and, optionally, to your note-taking app of choice such as Obsidian, Notion, Roam Research, Evernote, Logseq, and more.


Note: You must have an existing Readwise account to use this extension.

If you are not already a subscriber, you can get a free 30-day trial with no credit card upfront. At the end of the trial, you will not be charged unless you choose to subscribe.


User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Works great
  • Incredible thinkers behind it
  • Opens up ability to focus on creativity
Cons
  • Collects a large amount of user data
  • New update makes it difficult to highlight Wikipedia articles
  • Requires logging in to the website to use the extension
Most mentioned
  • Privacy concerns
  • Inability to highlight Wikipedia articles
  • Requirement to log in to the website
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Safety
Risk impact

Readwise Highlighter is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Readwise Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Readwise Highlighter is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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