Diary of a Financier

Annotote: One of those rare opportunities (Last chance)

In Tech on Sun 9 Apr 2017 at 07:43

I’ve gotten to know the founder of Annotote, a brilliant app I’ll describe below.  He poured his heart and soul into this, and he’s running a Kickstarter campaign that could really use your support. The fundraiser expires worthless unless it reaches its $10k goal by Tuesday, so please go to his page (bit.ly/annototekickstarter) and select “Back this project” as soon as you can. Once you’ve contributed, please share this post with your own friends and colleagues to spread the word.

It’s pretty exciting to be one of the first users of an app like Annotote. It helps me compile my weekly Top Newsstuffs, and it’s helped me with my ongoing self-education. I want this to exist, so I’m doing everything I can to get the Kickstarter to its goal — and I hope you do too.

Now, what is Annotote?


Annotote is a productivity app with three core features: summarization, annotation, and the network. To illustrate how it works, pretend there’s a New York Times article you want to read online…

First off, if you don’t want to spend time reading the whole article, Annotote automatically provides a summary so you can get straight to the point.

Second, the annotation feature lets you highlight and take notes on the article. Annotote saves these annotations for you, so you have them for future reference and can share them with friends, family, and colleagues.

Finally, there’s the network, which lets you follow other users — like your friends or even thought leaders — so you can see what they’re reading, along with their highlights and notes.


Annotote works with any type of media — not just articles, but audio and video too. The idea is that you shouldn’t waste everything you read, watch, or listen to — and you definitely shouldn’t waste your time. Annotote saves the content worth keeping, and it saves you a ton of time!

So please, before time runs out:

  1. Contribute to the Kickstarter;
  2. Share this with everyone you know;
  3. Let me know if you’d like to talk with the founder, because he loves hearing from users!


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