Amazon Launches Redundant Chrome Plugin – Send to Kindle

Amazon seems to be in the mood to duplicate the work of others today. They just announced a new plugin for Google Chrome called Send to Kindle, and as you can guess from the name it will let you clip webpages and email them to your Kindle.Color me underwhelmed. There already was a Chrome plugin that did this. It came out in January 2011, and it too is called Send to Kindle. The latest stats for that plugin show 128 thousand users, with a 4 star rating.

You can find Amazon's version in the Chrome Web Store. It looks to have a better interface, and comes with the little menu you see at right. Other than that the  plugins are quite similar. Both clip webpages and both offer previews.Amazon Launches Redundant Chrome Plugin - Send to Kindle Kindle Web Browser

The older plugin is from, a lesser known read it later type of service. It's worth a deeper look. That site also offers plugins for Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE9. It even has a bookmarklet that will let you save webpages to Evernote or Instapaper.

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“I’ve been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It’s a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog.”

4 Comments on Amazon Launches Redundant Chrome Plugin – Send to Kindle

  1. “The latest stats for that plugin show 128 thousand users, with a 4 star rating.”

    Oh, so now user ratings matter

    • You know, my real issue was with the bundle and the fact that it wasn’t based around the Tab Plus or Tab 7.7. I also think the accessories should have been sent back to the drawing board.

      The only reason i argued about the Tab 2 7.0 was that I have a naturally argumentative and pigheaded nature.

  2. I’ve been using the non-Amazon ‘Send To Kindle’ for quite awhile (there are at least a couple of others that function similarly), and it works well. But the Amazon Send To Kindle adds more control over archiving and ability to select multiple Kindles. Another advantage is that you don’t have to authorize an external email address to use it. So it’s hardly ‘redundant’ (assuming it works as well).

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