Before the time of Kindles, we usually read everything solely on our computers. And perhaps you still do this. However, if you own a Kindle, such as the Kindle Touch which doesn’t have the best web interface (and that’s only when you’re around a Wi-Fi connection) you might still be disappointed in it’s reading capabilities.
If so, you should consider Send To Kindle by Klip.me, which was briefly mentioned before in How To Save Web Articles To Read Later On Your Non-Tablet Kindle. Send To Kindle is also a member of our Best Chrome Extensions page.
About Send To Kindle
Send To Kindle is a simple browser extension that allows you to easily send articles from your browser to your Kindle. Whenever your Kindle is connected to a wireless network, it will download the latest articles sent to it, allowing you to read web articles on the go in an easy-to-read format.
In addition to it working for Chrome (here’s the Web Store link), it is currently available as an extension for Safari as well. There is also a bookmarklet, which is compatible with IE, Firefox, Opera, as well as Chrome and Safari.
How To Use Send To Kindle
Send To Kindle works by “connecting” your Amazon account to Klip.me. This is done by adding the appropriate email addresses in the services, allowing them to “talk” to each other.
The instructions are pretty straight forward, but it is important that you follow them exactly. If you had trouble finding where to add the “firstname.lastname@example.org” email address to Amazon, the image below should help.
Once you set up emailing on both sides, take a look at some of the other options below.
The options include keyboard shortcuts, 1-Click Send, including images with the articles and increasing paragraph spacing.
I highly recommend signing in and creating an account so that you can save the settings with your account and also view your “klips.”
You can also push web articles to your email address.
Before the article is sent, you’re able to preview it. The interface is pretty nice and although it’s not highly customizable, you can alter the background color by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Also, you’re able to actually edit the title and text bodies before sending them. So you can remove an image or text that you don’t want, or if you want to add a note to the article, you can do that as well. This is a feature that isn’t very common in other tools to use when sending web articles from your browser to your Kindle.
Once you click “send” the article should arrive almost instantly to your Kindle, as the service is made to do so.
Of course, there are others that do this as well and we’ve explored a few similar options as well on MakeUseOf, but it’s no doubt that Send To Kindle by Klip.me is one of the best. Have you used Send To Kindle? If so, how has it helped you? Do you prefer a different service instead? Share your thoughts with us – we’d love to hear them.