Amazon Releases SendToKindle

Amazon decided today to show that not all the interesting gadget news gets announced at CES. They've just released a new app you can install on your Windows PC.

SendToKindle  acts something like a printer driver, and it lets you select print docs as a PDF and automatically email them to your Kindle account on Amazon.com. You can also right-click on a file while looking at it in a folder and send it to your Kindle account.

This app sends the files to a specific email for a particular Kindle, not your general Kindle email address. It will also archive the files in your Kindle Cloud Library so you can download them later. And what's even better is that you can select DRM-free AZW and Mobi files and send them as is.

Now, this isn't an amazing new conversion tool. Yes, it makes it easier to send files via email, but it only supports the files that Amazon already converted for you (DOC, txt, PDF, RTF, and so on).  But it does cut out a couple steps out of the process, which is nice.

And since it works as a printer driver, you can use it to send webpages to your Kindle. But I'm not sure that is worth doing; there are better options, including dotEpub (it now supports AZW) and Instapaper. Those 2 services remove all the ads and extra formatting that you don't want.

But still, it's a cool toy.

SendToKindle

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] Nate Hoffelder · No Comments · Kindle, Kindle Cloud, tips and tricksA few weeks back Amazon released  nice little tool called SendToKindle. fter you installed it on your Windows PC, it gave you the option to right-click on certain files […]

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  2. […] It was just over 3 months ago that a handy little faux printer driver for Windows, and today they released a similar app for […]

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