How to easily track all the articles you read online (2 min setup)
How often do you speak with some friends, you want to tell them a story you read online, but you can’t remember where you read it…
This no longer happens since I use Notion and this fabulous hack.
Step 1: Have a Notion account (free software for personal use);
Step 2: Create a table where you will track all the articles you read online.
Step 3: Add the properties link and created time. You can also add the properties you want. Mines are:
- A score for the article (rated from ⭐ to ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐),
- Some tags to group the similar articles together,
- A comment/summary section.
Step 4 if you read an article on your computer:
- Install the extension Notion Web Clipper. When you want to save an article, click on the notion web clipper extension and add the page to the database you created.
Step 4 if you read an article on your phone:
- Share it to Notion and select the database you just created.
Then you can modify the properties of the page you created. Creating databases with different views will allow you to easily found the articles you read. You can view them according to their date, their tags or their rate.
You can now :
- Track the articles you read on your phone or on your laptop.
- Easily found the articles you read this week, this year or that you liked using Notion’s databases’ views.