The dashboard is where you can go through all of your saved content, share your content, or even upload and highlight PDFs from your machine (instead of simply highlighting articles online). P.S. at this point I'm slightly tired of typing "highlight".
Take a look at the highlight I created above-- it's titled "What's your go-to font". That's from a previous tech-letter. I didn't "name" this highlight, Weava automatically figured it out when I highlighted content on that page. From here, I can even choose to cite my highlight. This is what the result would look like:
Rakhyani, P. (2020, December 12). What’s your go-to font? 🖋. Retrieved from https://preview.mailerlite.com...
Now, I'll have you know that I once cited my own blog as a source for a term paper at grad school, and got an A. So feel free to use me as a reliable source.
Weava is free to use (with limitations). The free version has unlimited highlights and notes, but only 5 highlight colours and 3 sub-folders. You also can't collaborate and have a 100 MB storage limit (this is not a deal breaker for me, but you have your own requirements). Of course, the premium version offers a lot more. Currently, the latter is going for a discounted price of $4 a month or $40 a year, and students get an 85% discount too.