Projects // Kindle Highlights Browser


Kindle Highlights Browser

The Amazon Kindle stores notes, highlights, and bookmarks in a plain text file named "My Clippings.txt". Plain text notes are easy to manipulate and copy, but they are not easy to navigate. Kindle Highlights Browser offers a simple navigation interface for browsing highlights and notes.


  • Organized in a tree by Author and Title
  • Easily filter by Authors and Titles
  • Export subset of highlights

Technical Details

KHB was built using Electron and React. The style is based on React Bootstrap.


The Kindle website is extremely limited:

  • The website UI is klunky
  • The website only displays clips from books that you purchased from Amazon
  • There don't seem to be any export features


Kindle Highlights Browser is open source under the MIT license. Feel free to fork and play with it on GitHub.