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Comprehensive overview of existing tools, strategies and thoughts on interacting with your data
Pocket Instapaper Wallabag Hypothes.is Grasp Summary
Okular, Evince, Atril Emacs: pdf-tools Other Linux readers Emacs: org-noter Xournal Hypothes.is (again) Polar Annotating on Android Summary
Kindle Kobo Koreader 5. Miscellaneous
Annotating paper books
Other notable mentions
Hall of shame!
What makes a good annotation system?
Using annotation data
Extracting reading stats Searching in annotations Providing TODO items Spaced repetition Life log
TLDR: when I read I try to read actively, which for me mainly involves using various tools to annotate content: highlight and leave notes as I read. I've programmed data providers that parse them and provide nice interface to interact with this data from other tools. My automated scripts use them to render these annotations in human readable and searchable plaintext and generate TODOs/spaced repetition items.
In this post I'm gonna elaborate on all of that and give some motivation, review of these tools (mainly with the focus on open source thus extendable software) and my vision on how they could work in an ideal world. I won't try to convince you that my method of reading and interacting with information is superior for you: it doesn't have to be, and there are people out there more eloquent than me who do that. I assume you want this too and wondering about the practical details.