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Send To Kindle Browser Extension

Amazon provides an official Send to Kindle browser extension, although it’s only available for Google Chrome at the moment. Amazon’s website promises that Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari versions of the extension are coming soon. After you install the extension, you’ll see an Amazon sign-in page – you’ll need to sign in so the extension can associate itself with your Amazon account.

Once you’re signed in, you can modify your delivery settings. You can have Send to Kindle deliver the web pages over Wi-Fi (which is free) or via Whispernet. Whispernet delivery uses cellular data to deliver the articles to a 3G Wireless Alphabet Soup Explained: What Is 4G, 3G, LTE, & More [MakeUseOf Explains] Wireless Alphabet Soup Explained: What Is 4G, 3G, LTE, & More [MakeUseOf Explains] We just absolutely love acronyms, don't we? So much so that we use them literally everywhere to have a shorter way to name something. Whether it's an official acronym such as USB or something unofficial... Read More Kindle even if it’s not on Wi-Fi, but you may be charged for this service.

If you have multiple Kindles or devices using the Kindle app, such as smartphones and tablets, you can also choose the device you want to send the web page to.

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When you find a website you want to read later, click the Send to Kindle button on Chrome’s toolbar and select Preview & Send.

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You’ll see a preview of how the article will be formatted on your Kindle. If everything looks good, click the Send button.

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The article will appear on your Kindle within a few minutes, assuming Wi-Fi is enabled on your Kindle and it’s powered on.

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Readability

Readability is another good choice – it’s not an official application from Amazon, but Readability provides browser extensions for Firefox and Safari, as well as Chrome. With Readability, you can send websites to your Kindle from the browser you prefer.

After installing the extension, you’ll see a Send to Kindle button on your browser toolbar – click it to send any website straight to your Kindle.

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The first time you send a website to your Kindle, you’ll have to set up Readability. First, visit your Kindle settings page and log into your Amazon account.

Click the Add a new approved e-mail address link in the Approved Personal Document E-mail List section and add kindle@readability.com to the list. This allows Readability to email webpages to your Kindle.

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Next, locate the email address for the Kindle device you want to send websites to.

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Type this address into the Readability dialog. Use the free.kindle.com option to receive websites only over Wi-Fi, which is free. If you use kindle.com instead, you may receive documents using Whispernet, which will cost money – however, you can receive documents even if your Kindle doesn’t have Wi-Fi.

You won’t have to provide this information again – just click the button to send a web page to your Kindle in the future.

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Both the Send to Kindle extension and Readability provide a good representation of the source webpage, as you can see above – headings and images are both preserved.

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How do you save websites to read later? Do you prefer another service? Leave a comment and let us know!

  1. Keith Smith
    October 5, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Nice one, but it would have been useful to have a comparison between the "send to Kindle" option and using the beta browser on the Kindle.

    • Chris Hoffman
      October 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Well, the Send to Kindle method puts a file on your kindle works offline, so you don't have to be connected. It will also format the page to look better on your Kindle. You also won't have to manually type in addresses into the browser.

      They're very different features, I think. The browser is useful when you're already on your Kindle, and the extension is useful if you're on a PC and want to read an article later on your Kindle.

  2. Jack Arnold
    October 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Good things to know about. Thanks. However, not really ready for prime time. What I got when I tried it with a newspaper column was a PDF with all of the ads and graphics. The column itself was not comfortably readable on my e-ink Kindle. I did find that if I downloaded the web page, and then opened it in Word, and edited away all of the extraneous stuff, and then enlarged the font, that then it was quite readable. But that was more work than I would often be interested in doing.

    • Chris Hoffman
      October 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      That's too bad. It will depend on the site and how well these services can clean it up -- pages here on MakeUseOf worked nicely with no tweaking needed.

  3. Ahmed Khalil
    October 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

    what about ipad, is it same or not

    • Chris Hoffman
      October 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      iPads will need different apps, but you might try Pocket. I love it on my Nexus 7. Some people swear by Instapaper. I think Safari also has some sort of reading list feature, but I'm not an iOS person.

  4. Mac Witty
    October 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I'm a Readability user - both for read it later on Kindle and on computer. Nice and easy service. I like to be able to have the same app for both types of reading

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