Roam Highlighter

Roam Highlighter

Web highlighter for Roam Research

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What is Roam Highlighter?

Roam Highlighter is a versatile Chrome extension designed to simplify your research process. It allows you to effortlessly highlight any text on a website and bring your highlights into context by adding tags. The highlighted text can be personalized to suit your preferences and instantly imported to note-taking platforms like Roam Research, Obsidian, Logseq, or Notion. This tool is perfectly suited for researchers, learners or those building a knowledge base.

Stats date:
Version: 0.4.4 (Last updated: 2021-07-23)
Creation date: 2020-05-29
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
Size: 1.98M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

This extension offers an easy way to highlight text on a web page and import it to note-taking apps like Roam Research, Obsidian, Logseq or Notion in the format that best suits your workflow.

This is especially helpful of you are doing research, want to build your own knowledge-base or just want to save your favorite blog articles.

FEATURES: → Easily highlight any text on a web page → Add tags to bring your highlights into context → Customise the format of your copied highlights with placeholders → Jump to the next open Roam Research tab, to quickly insert your highlight

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT THE EXTENSION? The quickest way to launch the extension is with a hotkey (e.g CMD + SHIFT + R). You can set a hotkey in the Chrome Settings for Extensions. Next you can create your own format for the highlights, by going into the widget settings. Play around with the placeholders and use spaces to indent content.

QUESTIONS / FEEDBACK: Do you have questions or feedback? The best approach is to write me directly on

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  • Easy to use
  • Effective highlighter tool for web pages
  • Allows customization and retains format of highlighted content
  • Links and captures pages efficiently
  • Does not support large web pages
  • Struggles with highlighting Chinese characters
  • Does not work with PDFs
  • Does not save entire web pages like other tools
  • Lack of commenting feature for highlights
Most mentioned
  • Useful for Roam Research and other note-taking apps
  • Allows capture of title, link, and highlighted text
  • Works well with Roam and Obsidian
  • Developer responsiveness
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Risk impact

Roam Highlighter is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Roam Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Roam Highlighter has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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