There are two main categories in Kindle App for iPad:

  • Books - contains books purchased from Amazon; highlights are available at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights — it works fine for me.
  • Personal Documents - contains all other books; highlights are not available online.

So, I have book purchased at different source than Amazon and I would like to be able to export my highlights and notes to a text file (or any other common format). My approaches so far:

  • As far as I know, https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights is available for Books category and thus, for Amazon-purchased books only. There are no entries from "Personal Documents"
  • I cannot move my book from Personal Document to Books - there is no such option in Kindle App. There is no such option on Amazon's "Manage Your Kindle" site too.
  • There is no option to export all highlights. Kindle app has option to share a highlight via Facebook or Twitter, but there is no option for copy or export it.

I synced my book with Kindle Touch and highlights are synced successfully. But:

  • There is no export option in Kindle Touch too.
  • I am unable to read highlights content on my cpu. The file with highlights has extension .azw3r and contains relative references, for example: annotation.personal.highlight 283390 283606.
  • There are no entries in My Clippings text file (there are entries there but for non-synced books).

The question is: How can I export my highlights and notes from iPad Kindle App to a TXT or any other common file?

Note I'm using Windows but I put this question to Apple.SE since the root problem comes from iPad.

  • Basically it's a Kindle problem but let's see whether anybody has an answer.
    – nohillside
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 19:54
  • Have you ever found a solution for this??
    – user113408
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 23:01
  • @Giuliano: Unfortunately - not. Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 12:03

2 Answers 2


You can use Bookcision.Hope this helps.

  • 1
    Thank you for the answer. Bookcision doesn't work because the book doesn't appear on "Your books" collection. Snippefy is a paid solution; I'm looking for a free one. Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 17:37
  • Snippefy seems defunct, and Snippefy.com is a spam domain now.
    – Owen Mundy
    Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 16:18

This solution works previous to iOS 8.3, wish I knew what to do on 8.4 though! :

  1. Download & install an app such as iFunBox Classic (free). This app allows you to explore your iPhone files with no jailbreak required.
  2. Plug your iPhone/iPad into PC via USB and start iFunBox Classic.
  3. In iFunBox, navigate to "User Applications/Kindle/Library".
  4. Copy the file "AnnotationStorage" to your computer.

AnnotationStorage is an SQL database and can be read with a free app such as SQLiteBrowser.

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