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One of the lesser-used ways to take advantage of the Kindle app is to use it as a read-it-later service for articles you want to catch up on later…
…and read all those articles offline! Also, this is one way to keep all your books and other reading material in one central location and save yourself the clutter of bookmarks or the “save it-forget it” swamp of Pocket.
Remember, you can install the Kindle app on Android, iOS, and desktops even if you don’t own a physical Kindle device! Let’s see how its done in iOS. The process is similar for Android too.
How to Save Articles to Read Later in Kindle
You can make all apps talk to each other through the Share menu. The “Send to Kindle” share option is among the many located here:
- Open the article you want to save and read later.
- Tap the upward pointing arrow within a box to open the Share menu. Note that each app may have the share icon in different positions. For instance, Chrome and Safari have it on the bottom bar.
- The Share menu slides up with a lineup of apps you can send and share an article with. The Send to Kindle icon is located in the top row.
If it is not displayed, then click the More icon (the icon with three dots) and open the Activities menu. Toggle the share setting to the On position.
- Tap the Send to Kindle button and the screen below is displayed. This screen allows you to customize the title and source of the article before you click the Send button.
You can choose to send it to your central Kindle Cloud Library or a single device. The library is the default option. If you change it to a single device, then you can choose the specific device. The article won’t be synced to the cloud.
- Go to your Kindle app anytime and read the app. Perform a clean up of read articles as the app starts to gather clutter.
Reading on the Kindle app is also a cleaner experience as the article is saved without the distracting page elements. Sometimes, Kindle is unable to extract the data and so it displays an apologetic message. That’s the only downside I could spot.
Do you like to read on the Kindle app? Have you considered the Kindle app as a “save it for later” device?
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