Get your Kindle highlights
out of the cloud and onto your computer.

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.

Bookcision is a Javascript bookmarklet, meaning it should run successfully in any modern browser on either the PC or Mac.

The bookmarklet yields a single page of cleanly styled highlights, which can then be copied to one's clipboard and pasted into a local text repository (OneNote, Evernote, DevonThink, etc.)

Chrome users will additionally be offered the ability to dowload the highlights in plain text, JSON, or XML formats.

Having trouble with the bookmarklet? Please with a detailed bug report and we'll try to help out.

Instructions

Bookcision
  1. Drag the above button to your browser's bookmarks bar.
  2. Log in at kindle.amazon.com.
  3. Click on "Your books."
  4. Click on a book title.
  5. When the book's page has loaded, click on the "Bookcision" link in your browser's bookmarks bar.
  6. An overlay will load with just your highlights. If you are running Chrome, you'll see an option to downlad your highlights in various formats. Otherwise, just copy and paste the contents of your cleaned-up highlights to wherever you would like.

Here's what that looks like.