How to Use Technology to Track Your Reading

Have you ever been in a situation where you read something interesting but can’t remember where or when it was? It can be frustrating and stressful. However, with the right tools and strategies, it’s possible to keep track of what you have read. Recently, Giuseppe Coco, Tati Chamat, CB and Nicolas Dupart discussed how to use technology to efficiently track your reading. Let’s take a closer look at their conversation and explore the various ways that tracking your reading can help you maintain an organized library.

Keeping Track of What You Read

One way to keep track of what you have read is by using Readwise. This tool helps compile highlights from books, articles and other readings into a single monthly report. This makes it easy for readers to quickly scan through their notes without having to search through multiple sources. If you don’t want the hassle of signing up for an account, Italic Type is a great alternative. It allows readers to highlight text on any page they are viewing in order to save it for later reference.

Goodreads is another useful tool that can be used with a notecard system borrowed from Ryan Holiday. Using this system allows readers to make concise notes on 3×5 inch cards which they can then organize into appropriate categories for future reference. Alternatively, if you’re listening to audiobooks or podcasts on your phone, jotting down quick notes will help remind yourself of any important points discussed in the audio source.

For online readings such as Kindle books, highlighting passages directly within the app will allow readers to easily access these sections later on if need be. You can also take screenshots with keywords so that later on all it takes is a simple keyword search within your photos folder in order to find what you are looking for quickly and easily.


In summary, keeping track of what you have read is an important step towards maintaining an organized library full of useful information that can be referenced whenever needed. With so many tools available nowadays such as Readwise, Italic Type, Goodreads and more, tracking your reading has never been easier! Whether it’s taking screenshots with keywords or writing quick notes on phones when listening to audiobooks or podcasts – there are plenty of ways technology can help boost your organizational skills when it comes to tracking your reading!

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