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.

The older plugin is from klip.me, 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.

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.

4 Comments

  1. cookie14 August, 2012

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

    Oh, so now user ratings matter

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    1. Nate Hoffelder15 August, 2012

      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.

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      1. cookie15 August, 2012

        LOL. I know arguing can be fun.

        Reply
  2. Tom Semple15 August, 2012

    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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