Rad browser bookmarklet by Norbauer Applications:
When highlights are created on any Kindle device, they are synced up to Amazon’s cloud. These are then visible at kindle.amazon.com, but there is no reason to believe that Amazon will continue to provide this service forever, and our ability to work with text in that hosted browser-based environment is limited.
We wanted a way cleanly to download our highlights onto our local computers, so we created a bookmarklet that permits one to excise highlights from the book’s kindle.amazon.com page.
(Hat tip: Jeremey DuVall.)
I’ve enabled the unread count badge for Instapaper on my iPhone because I do my best to zero out my “queues”.
My current count is 201 unread items. Slowly, but surely, I whittle away. End of March, perhaps. 🙂
I’m going to make more of an effort to use the Highlights feature when reading articles I’ve saved to Instapaper. With a Premium account, you can save unlimited highlights.
Run out of ideas for posts? Scan through your highlights!
As a happy, longtime Instapaper user, I need the Instapaper Text bookmarklet often when settling in for a lengthy read on my MacBook Air.
I’d like to share a tip that’ll save time of switching to your mouse or trackpad.
When the bookmarklet is saved to your browser, you can use it with the page you’re viewing by following these steps:
- Move your cursor to the address (a.k.a. location) bar by pressing Command + L.1
- Type the first few letters of the bookmarklet name (or the whole thing if you type quickly).
- Press Enter.
If you use folders in Instapaper2, you can take this a step further by saving the bookmarklet for those folders as well.
For months, I’ve been using Wordcycler (Windows, freeware) to manually sync individual items from Instapaper to my Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi via USB cable. Now that I have a smaller number of articles to read, I’m going to try receiving new items via Wi-Fi through Instapaper.
I’ll also start trying Instapaper’s Send to Kindle bookmarklet for immediate delivery (Account > Manage My Kindle Settings).
If this works well, it’ll be fantastic not having to connect my Kindle to my computer every few days. I’d only need to worry about charging it.