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Highlights

Highlighting while reading has enormous benefits. It helps you engage more deeply with the text, comprehend dense subjects, and easily revisit key passages in the future.

You can create highlights in Raindrop.io Browser extension, Desktop, Web and Mobile app.

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Highlighting is available for all users. There's no limit on total number of pages and highlights.
But annotations (notes) is premium feature.

PDF files not supported yet.

Create highlight

Creating a highlight is as simple as selecting text. When you highlight a passage, the text background will turn yellow so it stands out from the rest of the page.

Browser extension

  1. Click & drag your mouse across the text that you would like to highlight
  2. Press Shift+Alt+H or select Save highlight from context menu
  3. Only once: Accept permission request. Why?

Very important!

In Safari (macOS) be sure to click Always Allow on Every Website when it ask for permission

Safari iOS extension

Select the text you would like to highlight, then tap the color button


Only once:

  1. Tap Puzzle icon, then Manage extensions and enable Raindrop.io
  2. Tap Puzzle icon, tap Raindrop.io and go to Highlights
  3. Give asked permissions

Be sure to tap Always Allow on Every Website when it ask for permission

iOS & Android app

  1. Tap on a bookmark
  2. Select the text you would like to highlight, then tap the color button
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On iOS you can add highlights in Safari browser. Learn more

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Unfortunately Chrome on Android doesn't support such functionality yet

Web & Desktop app

  1. Click on a bookmark, then go to Web or Preview tab
  2. Click & drag your mouse across the text that you would like to highlight
  3. Select desired highlight color and/or add annotation

Change Color, Annotate or Delete Highlight

When you click (or tap) on a highlight, it takes you to the additional actions. From here, you can take further action on your highlighted passages, including:

  • Change color
  • Annotate (add note): leave your instant thoughts on your highlight, Markdown is supported
  • Delete: Remove the highlight from the page

View and Manage Highlights

You can see all of your highlights of particular page in one place

Browser extension

  1. Click Raindrop.io extension icon in a browser toolbar
  2. Click on Highlights button

iOS & Android app

  1. Go to edit bookmark screen
  2. Tap Highlights

Web & Desktop app

  1. Click on a bookmark
  2. Click on Highlights button in the bottom of the page

You can apply the Highlights filter to see all of your highlights across all of your bookmarks in one place.

FAQ

Why you need additional browser extension permission?

To be able to see highlights next time you visit same page we need additional permission called Access data on websites. Don't worry we not track you or send data to third-parties. We just check URL of a page and then load your saved highlights.

Many extensions have this permission by default. But not ours. We decided to ask you explicitly.