Better Than A Read It Later App — Glasp Is A Read It Now App

How I Use Glasp To Highlight & Take Notes On The Internet

Ev Chapman
5 min readJul 17, 2022

A few months ago I discovered a highlighting app called Glasp that has completely changed how I read articles & take notes.

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For someone who is an avid outspoken person about highlighting you would never guess it would become one of my favourite and most valuable tools in my knowledge management system.

But here we are.

Before Glasp, I would have two windows open in my browser. One with an article, the other with Roam taking notes, it was cumbersome but it worked. Now with Glasp, I just highlight & take notes in the browser window using the Glasp extension.

Highlighting and taking notes in the browser is easy with the Glasp extension. Any notes you highlight appear in the popup window on the right.

But Glasp isn’t just for my highlights and notes. It’s a social note-taking tool. So when I visit I can follow interesting people and see what they are reading, highlighting & taking notes about. And they can see what I’m reading, taking notes & highlighting!

Here are three ways Glasp has transformed my knowledge consumption workflow:



Ev Chapman

Personal Knowledge Coach. I Help Solopreneurs Turn Their Personal Knowledge into Profitable Ideas with a Tailored System That Transforms How They Think & Create