Export Kindle Highlights to Evernote

Export your Kindle highlights to Evernote

How to save Kindle Highlights to Evernote Automatically

How to Save Kindle Highlights to Evernote Automatically

I don’t know about you, but there are two things in this world that I can not live without. The first is Evernote and the second is my Kindle. Why? Because Evernote is like my second brain. I save all my important stuff there. Notes, recipes, health goals, shopping lists, you name it. Not only that, all this information can be managed in such a clever way – there really is no excuse for me to ever be disorganized again.

As for my Kindle? It’s like my treasure trove full of amazing books, filled with all the kindle highlights and notes I’ve made with them. And my kindle notes and highlights are very important to me. So it’s necessary I have somewhere to back them up, otherwise why bother making them to begin with?

So it should come as no surprise, that I’m a big fan of exporting all my kindle highlights and notes to Evernote.

Thankfully it’s easy to do too. And I emphasize E A S Y as there are existing ways already to do this, though they are quite fiddly and not 100% effective.

For example, the Evernote Web Clipper can clip highlights and notes from your Amazon Kindle account, though it comes with some drawbacks. Firstly books have to be selected manually, which I find time-consuming. It duplicates text that has already been exported. Which means if you make lots of highlights like me, you end up re-clipping the same text over and over. Also, the text that is exported, unfortunately comes with all the Amazon notations that surround it – ‘Read More’, ‘Delete This Highlight’ and ‘Add A Note’

So, using the Evernote Web Clipper to highlight your Kindle Highlights like this:

Save Kindle Highlights Automatically Evernote Web Clipper

Results in them ending up in Evernote like this:

Save Kindle Highlights Automatically Evernote

The problem with this, as Content Marketer and Publishing Strategist Jennifer Tribe, in her blog Clearprose.com states “I find the notations clutter up my notes, and I don’t like having to cut and paste to limit a note to one book”.

Instead she recommends Clippings.io. She adds, “What’s beautiful about Clippings.io is that you don’t get any notations at all, just clean text excerpts of the content you highlighted.”

There are definite advantages to the Clippings.io system:

  1. No copying or pasting involved
  2. No duplicates
  3. Clean text excerpts with no notations
  4. Works well if you have 1 or 1000’s highlights
  5. It’s quick – just a few clicks to export once set up.
  6. Anyway, enough talking. Let’s get started.


    1. You will need both an Evernote and Clippings.io account. If you don’t already have these, they are both very simple to set up and are free.
    2. Now you need to introduce the two apps to each other. So in your Clippings.io homepage, click on your account name in the top-right corner. Then choose Settings.
    3. Save Kindle Highlight Automatically Settings

    4. Now click Configure Evernote under Integrations.
    5. Save Kindle Highlights Configure Evernote

    6. Next choose your Evernote Region
    7. Save Kindle Highlights Sign into Evernote

    8. Sign in with your Evernote details to authorize Clippings.io. You’ll then have the opportunity to confirm access to your Evernote account. (Clippings.io makes it very clear as to exactly what it can access.)
    9. Save Kindle Highlights Authorize

      As the message says, you can revoke access at any time. You can also choose the duration: 1 day, 1 week, 30 days, or 1 year.

      OK so now that we’re all set up, let’s start exporting.


      1. From your Clippings.io homepage, click on Export in the near top-right corner.
      2. Save Kindle Highlights Export Evernote

      3. Click on Evernote. Here, you get another opportunity to change your Evernote settings, such as the inclusion of notes and tags.
      4. Click Start Export. When the export is finished, a link will appear which allows you to view your highlights and notes in Evernote.
      5. Save Kindle Highlights to Evernote Start Export

      It’s that simple.

      Like I said, there are a few ways to transfer Kindle highlights and notes to Evernote, but as far as I am aware Clippings.io is the only solution that will do so automatically, and also, wont duplicate your highlights if you perform multiple imports. In my mind these features are critical if you are planning on exporting your Kindle highlights to Evernote on a regular basis.

      So please give it a go. Breathe some new life into your kindle highlights and notes. And let me know in the comments below how it worked out for you.

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昨天晚上我们送出了对www.yinxiang.com (又名Evernote中国)的支持。 我们正在更新我们的文档,但为了方便您开始使用我们的服务特此提供快速指南
请首先进入我们的Evernote的设置页面,以下是链接地址https://my.clippings.io/#/settings/evernote。 在到达本页之后,您将会发现有个关于进入http://www.yinxiang.com的
访问权限选项。 如果您的账户在此之前已经授权进入过www.evernote.com而现在只想调换至www.yinxiang.com,你需要点击“撤销访问/revoke access“按钮,之后会有屏幕从下方弹出。


一旦您完成帐户授权您就可以设置导出选项了。 欲了解进一步的详细说明请看此链接:https://www.clippings.io/export-kindle-notes-to-evernote

现在您可以首次尝试将笔记内容导出至www.yinxiang.com了。 要做到这一点您只需点击https://my.clippings.io/#/页面上的“导出/Export”菜单,然后选择‘Evernote‘的导出选项。



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Export your Kindle notes and highlights to www.yinxiang.com (Evernote China)

Last night we pushed out our support for www.yinxiang.com otherwise know as Evernote china.  We are in the process of updating our documentation but to get you started here is the quick guide.

To get started go to our Evernote setup page which can be found https://my.clippings.io/#/settings/evernote here  .  When you arrive at this page you will now notice there is an option to grant access to http://www.yinxiang.com .  If you have granted your account access to www.evernote.com in the past and now want to swap to www.yinxiang.com you need to click the ‘revoke access’ button to bring up the screen below.


After you have clicked the ‘Grant Account Access to www.yinxiang.com’ button you will be taken to the following screen at www.yinxiang.com where you will need to authorize www.clippings.io to access your account.

Once you have authorized your account you can configure export options.  These are explained in more detail here https://www.clippings.io/export-kindle-notes-to-evernote


You are now ready to do your first export to www.yinxiang.com.  To do this simply click the ‘Export’ menu in on the https://my.clippings.io/#/ page and then choose the ‘Evernote’ export option.

I hope you find this useful.  If anyone is able to translate this post to Chinese please drop me an email at feedback@clippings.io and I’ll post the Chinese version.

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Save Kindle Notes to Evernote

We are proud to announce that from today you can publish your Kindle clippings to Evernote.  If you haven’t already used Evernote head over to http://www.evernote.com and sign up for a free account.  Evernote is a great site which allows you to manage all of your notes and for that matter anything else you need to remember.  You can then access your notes from pretty much any device including your phone, tablet and computer.

Clippings.io and Evernote work great in combination.  Simply upload your Kindle clippings file, choose which clippings you wish to publish and then send them to Evernote with just a click of a button.  To get started, authorize Clippings.io to publish data to your Evernote account on your settings page.

We plan to add more integrations in the near future, please let us know if you want us to prioritize a particular service by sending an email to feedback@clippings.io

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