I recently wanted to go through Nat Eliason’s summary of the book Atomic Habits as a refresher on the concepts of the book. I read it some time ago, but I felt that I ignored all the action items.
For distraction free reading I use my iPad (always in DND). There wer a couple of options:
- Read in Safari and take typed notes in Bear/1Writer or alike
- Read in Command Browser and highlight (similar to highlighting in the Books app), but then the highlights would be in their silo
- Export the whole article/summary to DevonThink (plain text, webarchive, PDF)
- Export the article to PDF in Notability or GoodNotes and highlight with the Pencil (again silo effect)
None of the options are satisfying.
I don‘t want to retake all the notes already captured in the book summary again manually (1. Bear/1Writer). I more so want to emphasize the notes that are important to me from the summary and accompany his existing thoughts with my own conclusions and remarks.
Having the notes scattered across many different silos (Command Browser, Notability/GoodNotes) in addition to taking typed notes in Bear or Obsidian/1Writer (on the iPad) is also not ideal.
Exporting the article als plain text and making typed text edits/expansions to it feels inaproriate, because I wouldn‘t be able to distinguish between my own thoughts and the author‘s a couple of months down the line.
What is your approach on highlighting and note taking?
Thanks a lot