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Kindle clippings made easy

I was banging my head on the table because even though I had taken lots of notes and made highlights on my Kindle, the text file that came out was practically garbage. But technology to the rescue — a free app to help make those garbly Kindle notes readable! It’s called “My Clippings” and it works like a charm!

If you have a Kindle, you can highlight text and it keeps a copy of all these highlights in a file called “My clippings.txt.” However, it’s pretty much just a log of all your clippings in chronological order, in text format. It’s really awful. This is what it looks like:

Ick. What’s the good of that? If you read more than one book at once, all your clippings from your books are mixed together. Painful.

Enter My Clippings app. Download it from your website, drag your file over, and this is what it ends up looking like.

Beautiful! It took like 3 seconds. Sure beat the over one hour I spent researching and trying to manual create a table, only to find everything had shifted…and then Word quit on me… and then there were random carriage returns… and then I was ready to pitch my Kindle out the window.

But now all is at peace thanks to this simple little application. If you have a Kindle, check it out!

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  • Reply Jake Bucknall

    Nice article. There is also an excellent website dedicated to converting your clippings file called http://www.clippingsconveter.com .

    April 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm
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