16 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2022
    1. Even though your highlights from books typically include a page or "location" number, this context is largely meaningless unless you happen to be writing a paper requiring proper citations.

      Page numbers are terrible for anything other than looking up a location or citing where a quote is from, it provides little meaningful organizational context.

    1. consistent use of the concatenate action tag will elevate your reading practice to the next level. Analyzing a text to decide what is and isn't worth saving is a form of actively engaging with what you're reading.

      Identifying what parts of a highlight are important and which are superfluous is another aspect of active reading.

    2. We're still refining the presentation, but for now you can tell a passage was concatenated by the ellipsis (...) joining the non-adjacent strings of text.
    3. You can continue concatenating indefinitely (i.e., .c3, .c4, ...)
    4. Every time you use the note .c1, you start a new series of concatenation.
    5. Rather than capture that extraneous content, use the concatenate action tag to highlight and note the first sentence .c1 and the last sentence .c2.

      To concatenate multiple highlights simply add .c<number in sequence>, for the first highlight you would use .c1, for the second, .c2.

    6. when everything is highlighted, nothing is highlighted
    7. Verbose highlights are painful to review

      Highlights that are too long however are painful to review. There's a balance to providing just enough context.

    8. As you develop the habit of revisiting your highlights, you'll increasingly start to think in terms of your future self. As you highlight, for example, you might starting asking: Will my future self be able to understand what this passage is saying and why I highlighted it? To ensure your future self has enough context, you might then also take much longer highlights.

      To become a more proficient active reader who uses highlighting effectively you need to think about what contextual information will be required for comprehension when you review annotations in the future. Longer highlights may be required.

    1. Not only does inline tagging make it easy to add keywords and categories to your highlights, consistent use will also elevate your reading practice to the next level. Distilling a highlight down to a single keyword or forging an association between a passage and something you're working on are both forms of actively engaging with what you're reading. And actively (rather than passively) reading is essential to getting more of what you want out of books

      Adding keywords isn't just to make finding things easier later on, the act of associating a highlight with a keyword or linking it to a project through a tag elevates your reading to be active rather than simply passive.

    2. In practice, you might not want to type out the full word .probability because typing without a keyboard can be frustrating. To help you type less, we created a shorthand feature. In the example above, you could note the passage .prob instead of .probability. The highlight would initially be tagged prob, but once you rename the shorthand a single time, Readwise will thereafter be trained to automatically convert to all .prob tags to .probability.

      Readwise does tag expansion, use a shorthand tag name such as .prob and rename that in Readwise to .probability and from then on Readwise will expand the tag name from there. If slashes are okay in a inline tag name this would make it easy to expand .question to .annotation/question.

  2. Feb 2022
    1. Simply highlight a passage and add a note beginning with a period (.) followed by a single word or abbreviation (with no spaces).

      To add a tag to an annotation simple use a . followed by a single word to create that tag like .productivity or .InProgress.

      I need to find out if / characters will break it.

    2. Keyword tags can help you quickly recall a passage's content, reference relevant material on a topic of interest, or identify interesting patterns in your thinking. And categorical tags can help you organize your highlights into actionable workflows for later use.

      Interesting way to classify different kind of tags, keyword tags are topical while categorical tags that are associated with automated actions.

  3. Dec 2021
    1. The Fastmail help documentation doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of header values. Maybe you can submit a ticket and ask Fastmail support for a list? Here are the ones I’ve found by trolling through message headers:AccountsAlertsCommercialCommunityPurchasesSpamA sample rule could look like:If *any* of the following conditions apply *A header called* x-me-vscategory *contains* commercial *Move to* (or *Apply label* or whatever) …

      This is a great way to potentially setup some rules for pre-filtering email based on category.

  4. Feb 2021
    1. If you’d prefer not to allow third-party cookies, and if you’re using a Chromium browser (like Chrome or Brave), you can allow cookies from the extension itself. In this case, you’ll allow cookies from [*.]bjfhmglciegochdpefhhlphglcehbmek.

      In Brave open Settings / Additional settings / Privacy and security and then under Sites that can always use cookies add [*.]bjfhmglciegochdpefhhlphglcehbmek.

      If only this was possible on Safari.

  5. Jan 2021