Readwise Highlighter

Readwise Highlighter

Save a page to Readwise Reader

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What is Readwise Highlighter?

Readwise Highlighter is an official Chrome extension made by the Readwise team. It enables users to save articles to Readwise Reader and annotate the web. The extension also allows highlights to be synced with Readwise and other note-taking applications like Obsidian, Notion, Roam Research, and more. An existing Readwise account is required for usage.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.59 (39)
Version: 0.15.22 (Last updated: 2023-08-01)
Creation date: 2022-12-11
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • activeTab
  • background
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 2.88M
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 is the official Reader browser extension made by and maintained by the Readwise team.

You use the Reader Highlighter extension to:

• Save articles to Reader – the first ever read-it-later app built for power readers. If you’ve ever used Instapaper or Pocket, Reader is like those, except it’s built for 2023 and brings all your reading into one place including: web articles, email newsletters, RSS feeds, Twitter threads, PDFs, EPUBs and more. You can get started with Reader here. • Highlight and annotate the open web.

All highlights that you make using this extension will be synced with the Readwise ecosystem and, optionally, to your note-taking app of choice such as Obsidian, Notion, Roam Research, Evernote, Logseq, and more.

Note: You must have an existing Readwise account to use this extension.

If you are not already a subscriber, you can get a free 30-day trial with no credit card upfront. At the end of the trial, you will not be charged unless you choose to subscribe.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Has a good voice-to-text feature that helps in understanding articles easily
  • Includes a Feed reader
  • Ability to highlight in actual page context
  • Facilitates easy reviews
  • Text can be easily savable to Readwise
  • Incompatibility with dark mode
  • Shortcut Alt+R interferes with other sites
  • Inability to update saved version of the article
  • Poor customer support
  • Extension could be causing browsers to auto-start and potentially executing background tasks without user consent
Most mentioned
  • Readwise Highlighter is a useful and comprehensive reader app
  • Issues with highlighting features and shortcuts
  • Possibility of hidden background communication
  • Concerns about customer support
  • Positive feedback about the product's functionalities
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Risk impact

Readwise 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 Readwise Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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