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Highlight Web pages; stored in your browser bookmarks, searchable, and recreated automatically when you revisit a page

Image from store Yawas
Description from store Yawas lets you highlight and comment web pages in multiple colors. Your highlights are stored in the built-in Chrome Bookmarks API (you need to check Sync if you want them to be synchronized across all your devices). Yawas automatically recreates the highlights when you reopen web pages. All functions are available from the context-menu (Ctrl-Shift-Y for Yellow) To highlight, simply select some text and choose the color from the context menu. To add a note or comment, mouse over an existing highlight and pick "Add Note" (or the keyboard shortcut -N). To recolor or delete a highlight, select some of its text and choose another color or "Delete" from the context-menu. You can also quickly search all your bookmarks with "Yawas - Search" or edit the current page's highlights using "Yawas - Edit".

Latest reviews

  • (2023-01-06) Katalin Csillag: It works pretty good for me, I like it, but it has a feature that bothers me and a bug(I guess?): Feature: I can only find my highlighted pages under the folder of the month. I highlight those sentences because I might want to get back to it later, like months or even years later and I won't remember which folder should I look into - I believe if there would be a folder called 'new' (where the newly highlighted pages go) and if we could make new, custom folders and move the pages from one to another would be a big help. The bug: or I might just be dumb, but after clicking on the "Import" button ('Import your Google Bookmarks (you need to be signed in) into Chrome Bookmarks. This will create a 'Yawas' folder at the root of your Chrome Bookmarks) I lost all of my pages from the folder and don't find it anywhere (as there is no Yawas folder in the root). I am in the middle of a book and had (thank God, 'just') 2 chapters highlighted but now they are gone.
  • (2022-11-20) Alekk Arevalo: Spent a lot of time highlighting different parts of my book only to discover that most of them are now missing. Most definitely a deal breaker for me, I won't be using this again.
  • (2022-11-10) Toby Jones: The functionality is good, but seems to occasionally lose a bunch of highlights, even when logged into Crome. 10/11/22
  • (2022-11-10) SOMRIK SADHUKHAN: it is simple and easy to use only for highlight, nothing more than that. it it useful for reading article but the developer should give provide 'delete highlight' option. then it will be more effective
  • (2022-09-19) Marcilio Freitas: Só marca a primeira página. Consegui marcar em um site que estava lendo. Mas quando tentei em outra página do mesmo site, não funcionou de jeito nenhum.
  • (2022-09-02) Laura Argüello Rubio: Estaba funcionandome bien hasta que en un rato dejé la página y por error la cerré, cuando la volví a abrir desde la carpeta donde se supone guarda el resaltado, ya me había borrado todas las anotaciones. :(
  • (2022-05-17) Jessica Peace: I installed Yawas as I thought it would be really helpful when doing research for Uni. I spent more than two hours reading an article and made 70+ highlights. The next day I went back to review what I found so I could write my essay and none of my highlights were saved. I was a little upset, but I was going to re-read the article anyway in case there were things I missed in my first read. I started reading and highlighting for a second time, refreshed my page and the highlights disappeared again. Not. Happy. Jan!
  • (2022-03-21) Phamminhchien Phamchien2003: I really have to say thank you. You've create one of the best free highlighting apps ever. Although there's still something to fix and improve. But in my opinion you did it very well. This app help me a lot in study. Hope somedays I can create an app like this to help other students like me. Thanks!
  • (2021-08-25) Diana Cardenas: Buena para resaltar en las paginas web. Guarda los bookmarks incluso si se cierra la pagina.
  • (2021-06-11) El detective Yoshi: Muy buena app. Aunque falla en los pdf´s. No encuentro tu política de privacidad.
  • (2020-11-24) derrick g: Seems to work just fine.
  • (2020-07-12) Momin Imtiaz: Its not working :(
  • (2020-03-21) ji ko: I would like to respect Yawas. There is competitive App like https://getliner.com. But I like Yawas.Because usefull. So I want use Yawas for parameter page. I could use Yawas for https://edition.cnn.com. But I could not use Yawas for https://us.cnn.com/?hpt=header. "?" is parameter. I think if there is parameter,We could not use Yawas. getliner is $9.99 for month. I would like to use Yawas!! So I cheer for a Yawas!!
  • (2019-10-05) Roman Sokolov: Столкнулся с тем, что после обновления страницы показывает только 6 из 11 сохранённых отметок.
  • (2019-09-30) unknown user: been using this for a long time, it the best period!! But recently i realize a new tap always opens up, refreshes and closes whenever i visit a new page. Why is this happening??
  • (2019-06-20) Taoss The: Can't highlight multi line, needs login to save, etc. Useless.
  • (2019-06-10) N N: * I can't find Yawas folder in BOOKMARKS. How to find it? (I'm using Chrome for Windows 7 computer). Highlight web pages and PDF files. Stored online and recreated automatically when you revisit a page Yawas lets you highlight web pages and PDF documents in multiple colors. Your highlights are stored inside your BOOKMARKS in Google. * Where is this Yawas - Search? You can also quickly access all your bookmarks with "Yawas - Search" or edit the current page's bookmark (including its labels/tags) with "Yawas - Edit".
  • (2019-04-01) Li Lilin: 挺好用的,可以存储在本地,安全多了。 简单的标红功能也够用了
  • (2019-03-20) yuwan Mo: It's would be better if can add note
  • (2019-02-06) Farney Jimenez: En Chome Versión 72.0.3626.96 sobre win 10, NO funciona al intentar elegir el color ya sea desde el menú contextual o desde el teclado
  • (2019-01-05) Pablo Campos: No me guarda las frases resaltadas de una página traducida en chrome
  • (2018-11-18) Msc Rock: It is not showing highlighted part when opened later
  • (2018-09-13) Józef Sobczyński: 1. Nie da się zaznaczyć więcej niż jednej linijki 2. Po zaznaczeniu wyświetla głupawy komunikat (http://i.imgur.com/l4NWLvY.png), którego zaakceptowanie prowadzi donikąd, a zaznaczenie znika.
  • (2018-08-11) SHUBH AARAMBH: nice but i am not know to use this tool pls suggest simple way to use
  • (2018-07-22) Janilson Rocha: Inútil
  • (2018-05-22) Roberto Mendonça de Souza: Depois de um tempo usando, para. não sei o que é mas não consigo mais fazer marcações.
  • (2018-04-03) Gersivan Oliveira: Realmente, só permite destacar parágrafo por parágrafo. Se torna improdutiva.
  • (2018-03-10) Dimitris Giannopoulos: Unbelievably useful! If there was an option to add a note (although I don't knowif this is technically possible), it would super great!
  • (2018-03-05) Vivian Yue Li: 为什么我用不了,小星星根本不亮
  • (2018-01-28) Kushal Kotia: if you can add option to add a note, else this is the best highlighter.
  • (2018-01-20) David Samos: Ruim, pois há uma quantidade limitada de texto que posso destacar, se nao fosse isso e só poder destacar parágrafo por parágrafo seria perfeito
  • (2018-01-15) Janac Meena: 2018 UPDATE: Developer responded to my request about adding PDF support within 3 days. Best highlighting app available on Chrome. Suggestions for improvement: 1) ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts, as the default "Ctrl+shift+y" is difficult to type with one hand 2) make it open source, so we can help you create the best possible highlighting app! ---------- 2017 ------- HOW DO I DISABLE PDF? This extension is the reason I used chrome over firefox. Wish it had better keyboard shortcuts tho. Is the source code available somewhere?
  • (2017-11-23) Buena
  • (2017-11-06) Chris Kelley: requires a sign in so couldn't even try it out. :(
  • (2017-10-12) stuart lynne: I have been using YAWAS for years.... but almost gave up on it as it did work correctly for the last year or two. Failing to login. Finally figured out the solution. I have two factor authentication enabled. Manually opening bookmarks.google.com and getting through the 2-factor authentication fixes the problem. So back to five star rating!
  • (2017-09-25) David Julio Wang: It works! So far so good! Don't forget to refresh your browser to insure the extension starts to work.
  • (2017-09-03) Govinda Parasrampuria: Not working...
  • (2017-08-13) Alex Bodnarchuk: After pop up cannot store highlight; Do you want to signin now? --> Redirecting and show white pop up square...

Latest issues

  • (2022-02-26, v:7.3.8) Tom Ash: How do you add a note/comment?
    It's not clear from your description what the keyboard shortcut is. I don't see anything when I mouse over a highlight. If I right click there's a Yawas submenu in the context menu, but that's too slow.
  • (2021-09-23, v:7.3.5) Yu Coco: highlight disappear?
    I restart today, and all comments and highlight are disappear. I switch to chrome.storage.sync (max 512 entries). The number of highlight is show on Yawas Icon, but none of highlight on page is show
  • (2021-05-05, v:7.3.2) Zack Dubnoff: How do I log in?
    When I try to use it it tells me I can't because I am not logged in...but there is no place to log in that I have found!
  • (2020-06-10, v:7.2.8) Janac Meena: Does not work on dark mode websites
    Highlights are unreadable on darkmode based websites like Stackoverflow
  • (2020-02-23, v:7.2.6) Billy Thirteen: Shortcuts for other highlighter colours aside from yellow don't work
    I've read in one review that instead of shift + ctrl + y you should use b for blue, g for green, etc. but this doesn't do anything for me. I've tried a bunch of other combinations to no avail. And always having to open the menu to change colour is very inconvenient.
  • (2020-02-21, v:7.2.6) Velin V.: "Create note" does not appear on "mouse over"
    When I mouse over highlighted text, I get only two options/icons: Twitter and Email. It will be nice to have "Note/comment" and everything else (colors, etc.) appear ALL on mouse over. Having to choose from the context-menu means doing more clicking... Thank you!
  • (2020-01-10, v:7.2.5) unknown user: highlights missing
    Yawas says some of my highlights are missing (1 highlight 18 missing). This has been happening a lot, then i will have to re-highlight all over again. How do i resolve this... Thank you
  • (2019-09-30, v:7.1.2) Dimitris Giannopoulos: Yawas opening new tabs and asking for login
    On Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90, Yawas opens a new tab on every highlight and/or tabs pointing to https://www.google.com/bookmarks/find?output=rss. Apart from that, it would try to authenticate against Google and it will fail.
  • (2019-02-26, v:5.0.4) alfa rme: Can't select more than one paragraph
    Hi, On any website, as soon as my selection contains a newline, I get an error message! is this intended? Text is seperated into paragraphs for easier reading by humans. Why can't I select the entire block I want to annotate and remember, instead of seperately marking each paragraph? Thanks, Sven
  • (2019-01-02, v:5.0.2) stuart lynne: YAWAS does not stay logged in
    When I try to use YAWAS it says it is not logged in. This is with the Linux version of Chrome. I can sometimes get YAWAS to login by disabling it and reenabling. But then it will typically run only for a few minutes. I have been using YAWAS for years, but unfortunately not very successfully for about two. Thanks.
  • (2018-11-02, v:5.0.2) Sign in issue?
    Is Yawas working? When I try to highlight something a note pops up saying it would save the highlight and asks me to sign in - but doesn't provide a way to do that.


10,370 history
3.4 (193 votes)
Last update / version
2022-03-16 / 7.4.0
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