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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.

Kindle Personal Documents Folder

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.

Amazon said:

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).


Source: TechCrunch

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  1. Vince
    April 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

    I have to admit I've always been skeptical of the cloud. I only use DriveHQ at work because my company requires it, and while we havet suffered any problems, I'm always reading in the news about how other companies like Dropbox are having problems with security with hacking scares and the heartbleed issue among others. Last week though, my wife got me a Kindle for my birthday, and I tried this out and I have to say, I was a bit surprised at not only how easy it was to use, but just how convenient it really is. And I probably would never have tried it out if a friend of mine didn't send me this article. So thanks, I appreciate the effort!

    • Saikat B
      April 22, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Hey Vince, thanks for commenting and giving us this feedback.