Save PDFs and EPUBs to Polar.
Polar’s Chrome extension is the easiest and fastest way to save or clip web pages in your Polar document repository. It also captures most relevant content from webpages like links, images, and more. Save any webpage with one click on the extension icon. Once your document is in Polar, you have a comprehensive document and knowledge management tool to get the most out of your reading. Polar includes a document repository, a native document reader (for PDFs, EPUBs, and webpages), advanced annotation management, knowledge repository, flashcards (with review features using spaced repetition), and more. Polar is the easiest way to build a networked knowledge base from your reading. Store all your reading documents in one place, regardless of file type (webpage, PDF, EPUB). Polar also enables you to keep your annotations and comments in one place. It’s perfect for incremental reading or active reading, especially for technical and scientific documents. Build a networked knowledge base by cross-referencing annotations and sections of documents across files with annotation-level tags. In addition, Polar allows you to create flashcards in one click from annotations, review flashcards using Polar’s spaced repetition algorithm, and sync your flashcards with Anki. Polar’s key features include: - Document management - reading progress, incremental reading, close reading, annotations, highlights, tags, pagemarks, cloud storage,... - Cross-referencing of thoughts and documents with tags - Learning tool - auto-convert annotations into flashcards in one click, spaced repetition - Anki integration - Free cloud storage (with local storage available too) - Multiple document formats - PDF, web pages (full caching), and more - System agnostic - Web, Windows, Mac, and Linux - Cross device - mobile, desktop, tablet Polar is especially useful for students and knowledge professionals with high loads of information to manage. It has also proven as a go-to tool for many people with learning disabilities (ADHD, dyslexia,...) as it simplifies study flows significantly.
- (2019-12-19) Scott Herren: Really awesome way to capture and retain knowledge.
- (2019-12-12) Casper Thalen: In 5 years of uni, no single tool, tip or habit has improved my grades as much as the polar+anki combination. It's like cheating, but allowed.
- (2019-07-11) Minh Nhat: Greate extension
- (2019-05-08) GoldenGirl2803: this is one of the best extensions iv ever used, im studying with open university and this easily holds my coursework and PDF eBooks so its all together tidy
- (2019-04-20) Charlotte Louttit-Kijekijik: Love the desktop app and the web app as well. I want to completely adopt this to replace my use of Instapaper, Pocket, Evernote, and Zotero combined. However, it falls short for me in: - current Chrome page to extension to local viewer to document repository is a very clunky and uncomfortable workflow (similar to the old, outdated software Zotero I'm trying to replace) - Chrome extension can't save a webpage to the webapp or to the Linux app running in a container, so, mostly useless on a Chromebook, which is my main research machine - no Android app and no plan for deep integration with Android ecosystem even if an app is developed - expected pricing plan with pretty severe usage limitations planned for the future makes the "better than Evernote" and "you're in control of all of your own data" claims hard to swallow
- (2019-04-09) Lenny Leopere: The internet can be a bit of an amnesiac at times this helps you take a bit more control over when things are truly forgotten. You no longer have to leave it up to other people to do a good job of making sure when websites disappear the knowledge no longer has to. Also it helps that it does annotations and flashcards for helping you remember and digest complex topics. A really excellent study tool!
- (2019-03-30) Matthew McCullen: Great extension to save web articles for offline reading
- (2019-03-14) Manny Barreto: Great for students!
- (2019-01-21) Jonathan Hawley-Peters: So far so good, this clipped an article and seamlessly sent it to Polar for reading later. I've recently tried the Evernote Web Clipper, Liner, Mind Forger, and Anki, in an attempt to: 1. save articles for later 2. read and annotate 3. review Right now, Polar shows the most promise. One clear advantage is that it's not in-browser and therefore less likely to distract me while reading.
- (2018-12-05) Kevin Burton: Polar is a great extension! :)
- (2018-12-03) A. A.: Pretty nice app and extension. Recommended.
- (2019-06-05, v:1.19.0) Yilun Zhang: Failed to Save!
Hello, I have the Polar Bookshelf downloaded, the chrome extension downloaded, and I am running on a Mac. Each time I click the Polarbookshelf extension button it says that it failed to save because the Desktop app needs to be running in the background but it is.... Am I missing something?