How to use Knotes

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Knotes is a wonderful reading notes manager that specialized in managing, reviewing, exporting notes from different devices. Knotes is cloud based so that you can access your data wherever you want.

Chapter 2 - Import

Import from Kindle device

  1. Connect Kindle device to your computer.
  2. Open Knotes, go to [Preferences] > [Import].
  3. Setup the path of My Clippings.txt file.
  4. Open sync menu of Knotes, select [Manual Import] > [Kindle Devices].

Note 1: If you made highlights or notes in Kindle, you will find a text file called MyClippings.txt in the documents folder of your Kindle disk.

Note 2: If you have multiple Kindle devices, the config is shared. Notes from difference Kindle devices will be combined together.

Import from Kindle App

  1. Open a book in Kindle App, open [MY NOTEBOOK].
  2. Select [Export Notebook to] > [Email], and send notes to your email address.
  3. Ahead to your mailbox and download the HTML attachment.
  4. Open the sync menu of Knotes, select [Manual Import] > [Kindle App exported file], choose the HTML file that you just downloaded.

More details at Import from Kindle App.

Import from My Clippings.txt file

  1. Open the sync menu of Knotes, select [Manual Import] > [My Clippings.txt file].
  2. You can manage multiple Kindle devices with this feature.

Chapter 3 - Manage

Bookshelf, Reading and Favorites

  • All of your books are listed in [Bookshelf].
  • New imported books are automatically marked as [Reading]. You can always mark Read once you finish it.
  • Star your favorite clippings, they will be saved to [Favorites].

Collections

  • Categorize your library with various collections.

Authors

  • Books are automatically grouped by authors after import.
  • You can manually create a author and move books under the new author.

Tags

  • Grouping clippings from different books by tags.
  • You can easily review and browse by tags.

Book

  • Knotes supports manually create a book.
  • Book details modification are supported.
  • Hold or Ctrl and select multiple books to combine them.

Clippings

  • Manually add new clippings.
  • You can edit clippings and add notes.
  • Tag, add to favorites, copy and share are supported.

Chapter 4 - Export

Evernote

  1. Select [Preferences] > [Export] and authorize Evernote.
  2. After authorization, changes will be synced to Evernote each time you update a book/clipping.
  3. You can export a single book, simply open the top right menu of a book and select [Export as] > [Evernote].
  4. You can customized the font size of exported note.

OneNote

  1. Select [Preferences] > [Export] and authorize OneNote.
  2. After authorization, changes will be synced to OneNote each time you update a book/clipping.
  3. You can export a single book, simply open the top right menu of a book and select [Export as] > [OneNote].

Export as files

  • Knotes support exporting as PDF, HTML, Markdown, TXT.
  • PDF is free to all tiers of membership, other formats are available to Gold tier members.

Chapter 5 - Share

Share to social media

  1. For a clipping, select [Share] > [QR code], a beautiful image will be generated.
  2. Scan the QR code with your camera and download the image to your phone.
  3. Shared images will be stored in the cloud, you can manage them at Knotes website.

Image share

  • For a clipping, select [Share] > [Image], a beautiful image will be generated for download.

Chaper 6 - Preferences

  • In [Preferences] > [General], you can change themes and font size.
  • In [Preferences] > [Account], you can change your avatar and nickname.

Note: The default theme is available for all tiers of membership. Other themes are available to Gold tier members.


Import from Kindle Cloud