Anyone who uses a Kindle eReader knows the utility of the “Send To Kindle” feature. Click it (or email) and send documents, selected text from webpages, and even your own DRM free ebooks straight to the eReader. Amazon will now automatically archive all personal documents sent to Kindle in a new “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” folder on Amazon Cloud Drive. This can be a user-friendly location to organize and manage all your documents in one central location that’s reachable from all devices.
The automated folder also comes with another side benefit — the 5GB of storage allocated to Kindle device owners for personal documents has now been added to the existing 5GB of storage available for free on Cloud Drive, thus giving everyone a two-fold increase in storage space on Cloud Drive.
Documents will also be stored in their native formats, and not converted into Kindle format. You can access them from anywhere via the Cloud Drive. If you only use the Kindle app, you are limited to the 5GB on the cloud drive obviously. Even then, the automatic folder is useful for keeping your documents organized.
And as always, you can use Manage Your Kindle to see a list of your documents, re-deliver them to Kindle devices and free reading apps, delete them, or turn off auto-saving of documents to the cloud. Documents will be delivered just as they have in the past and you will continue to have 5 GB of free cloud storage for your personal documents. Just “Send Once, Read Everywhere.”
Kindle device owners, or those who want to be, can now engage more with Amazon Cloud Drive. The feature makes Amazon Cloud Drive get some more mind space, even as it ramps itself up to compete with the others in the cloud storage gladiatorial arena. Try it out and tell us about the benefits and limitations (if any).