We all spend a lot of time reading in our web browsers, but sometimes you want to finish reading a particularly long article in Evernote, Kindle, or another platform where you can save a copy, add notes, and what not.
Amazon makes this easy.
When I posted instructions last weekend on how to send ebooks and documents to your Kindle Cloud, I promised one reader that I would post a similar set of instructions for sending webpages to your Kindle.
It's a different process, and a much simpler one.
To start, you'll need to install and configure a browser plugin or a bookmarklet. Amazon has released a couple plugins for Chrome and Firefox. (There are no official plugins for Internet Explorer, Safari, or other web browsers, but you do have other options.)
The official plugins can be found through Amazon, and installing them takes but a single click. Once the plugins are installed, you'll be asked to log in to your Amazon account and configure the plugin.
Amazon will send you to a page like this:
You'll need to choose which devices you wish to send the webpage to, whether you want to also save the page to the Amazon Cloud Drive, etc.
Once you've configured the plugin, you can access it from an icon on your menu bar:
The official plugins are easy to use, but not everyone has Chrome or Firefox. And that's why I found a few alternatives.
I know of 4 other services which will help you send webpages to your Kindle. A couple of the services appear to have been abandoned, and one is a bother to configure.
This was one of the first services to offer to send web articles to your Kindle. It offers a bookmarklet which can be installed in your web browser, as well as plugins for Safari and Chrome. I think this service may have been abandoned (the blog and Chrome plugin were last updated in 2013), so it might not have been updated to work with the latest web browsers.
This one is new to me, and I haven't had a chance to try it yet. But I am listing it here because it offers both an Android and Windows Phone option. Install the related app and you should be able to select "send to Kindle" as a share option in the Android and Windows Phone web browsers.
Send2Reader also offers a bookmarklet which works in most desktop web browsers.
Here's another service which offers plugins, bookmarklets, and apps. Push2Kindle has apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone as well as plugins for Opera, Chrome, Safari, and FF - but not IE.
I've played around with the Chrome plugin, and while it's not as well-designed as the official plugin from Amazon, Push2Kindle does offer certain configuration options which make it appealing.
I almost didn't list this one. This save for later service also offers a send to Kindle bookmarklet, but I don't like it. Readability's bookmarklet requires a lot more set up work than the other services, so I would try this one last.