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This article was published on September 17, 2015

Summarize good reads in seconds with Highly for Chrome

Summarize good reads in seconds with Highly for Chrome
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Call it curator’s curse: I frequently share articles that I think my friends and family will find useful, only to hear that they haven’t had the time to read them.

I don’t get angry; everyone gets sent a pile of links these days and it’s hard to find the time to read them all.

Highly has a simple solution. The free Chrome extension lets you summarize articles you want people to read by simply highlighting the important bits.

This is what an article summarized with Highly looks like
This is what an article summarized with Highly looks like

Once you’ve installed Highly, you can invoke it on any page by hitting ‘!’ on your keyboard and highlighting text.

Once you’ve selected a few portions of text, you can click the circular button on the pop-up toolbar to see how your article summary looks and then share it via social networks or by sending a link.

You can start highlighting text to create a summary by hitting '!' on your keyboard
You can start highlighting text to create a summary by hitting ‘!’ on your keyboard

Your contacts will be able to see just the highlights, as well as how much reading time you’ve saved them.

It’s a great way to draw attention to key points in lengthy articles and hopefully, get people to read your shared content more often.

Highly also includes networking features so you can follow other users and see what they’re marking up in a feed.

Overall, it’s a great tool for people who curate a lot of content and are tired of hearing their followers say TL;DR. Extensions for Firefox and Safari, as well as an iPhone app are in the works.

Highly [Chrome]

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