Amazon Releases New “Send to Kindle” Plugin for Firefox

I think Amazon might be looking to undercut the read it later services. They just announced a new plugin for Firefox which lets you clip a webpage and email it to your Kindle.

 Send to Kindle for Firefox works pretty much the same as the Chrome plugin. After you’ve installed the plugin, navigate to the page which you wish to save and click the Kindle icon on your browser’s menu bar. The plugin will strip out the advertising and other dross and let you send just the article to your Kindle.

Amazon has also released apps for Windows and OSX which offer similar features, and the latest version of Kindle for Android includes a similar menu option which will let you send files to your Kindle – on some versions of Android, at least.

Clever move, this. By offering you more and more ways to move your content onto the Kindle platform Amazon is giving readers more and more reasons to stay inside the Kindle ecosystem, where Amazon will have more opportunities to pitch more content.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.


  1. […] Firefox has a new plugin called “Send to Kindle” that will allow you to clip a webpage and email it to your special Kindle email address.   Almost as good as Evernote, though **nothing** is as good as Evernote, to my mind. However, […]

  2. flyingtoastr7 November, 2012

    And how much per megabyte are they charging you for the privilege of using their services this time?

    1. Nate Hoffelder7 November, 2012

      None, provided you don’t use 3G to transfer the files.


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