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Access Your Kindle Highlights

If you plug your Kindle into your computer it will go into USB mode. From there you can view the files on your Kindle from the Mac’s Finder. Navigate to /Documents/My Clippings.txt and guess what? It’s a text file with all your highlights.

Fabulous. Just tried it on my Kindle 3 and they’re all there.

Previously, I was copying the books and the .mbp files to the Kindle Mac App documents folder, but irritaitingly the desktop app doesn’t allow you to copy passages either.

There was a hacky workaround using the search functionality, but this is so much better if you’re as prolific a highlighter as I am.

Thanks to Shawn Blanc for helping to preserve my sanity.