(2012-03-29) Fbreader Highlights Control
Somehow I missed that FBReader (for Android, at least) now lets you select arbitrary chunks of text to Excerpt. You have to hold your initial press down a bit long, so it's possible I've been running a version with that feature but not noticing it. I've been just settling for the "BookMark the first sentence of the paragraph" feature which is much less cool. You can
- copy to clipboard (which I could paste into a FlickNote page - 2011-07-20-ArchosAndroid[[Private Wiki]] - and later on Lap Top paste into WikiLog);
- pick "copy to clipboard" button
- long-press Home button, switch to FlickNote
- pick relevant note (if reading often will be near top of list, else have to search!)
- dbl-click in note to edit. Move to position. Long-press, Paste. (Edit for WikiWord or whatever.) Back-arrow to leave edit-mode.
- long-press again to return to FBReader
- to get into WikiLog, remember periodically to synch FlickNote, edit in Private Wiki browser, edit/paste in WikiLog.
- send to a Sharing target (so I could email each chunk to myself to later paste into WikiLog)
- highlight in color
- save as a BookMark (which FBReader stores in SQLite - which I could theoretically copy over to Lap Top then export/copy/paste).
Will probably go with FlickNote approach.
Just tried equivalent process on a Kindle book (bought because not available for Nook).
- select text, pick Highlight
- later, go to MyKindleHighlights page, find notes for this book (note each links to a Book Server-type view!)
- copy paste whole page of highlights into Text Wrangler, do some regexp to remove irrelevant bits of text
- copy/paste into WikiLog/Private Wiki. (Edit for WikiWord or whatever.)
- wow that's lots easier
- on the other hand, Barnes And Noble doesn't seem to support any shared highlighting at all!
See related 2011-10-26-JohnsonFindings.
Hmm, going through this is nudging me to bring together My Book Reading Process notes...
- if I can't get satisfaction I may need to switch to Man Tano with its Cloud functionality ($5 for app plus $10/yr for cloud).
I really want both Highlighting And Annotating.
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