Do you run across long articles or short stories on the web that you’d like to read on your Kindle, but you don’t want to go through a lot of hassle? The Send to Kindle browser app makes it simple. It’s available for Chrome and Firefox and works smoothly.
After you install the extension, you have a new icon in your browser bar.
The first time you use it, you’ll be prompted to set it up with which devices you want articles sent to and whether you want them saved in the Cloud Drive.
I generally don’t save them. Most of what I send are articles/stories I want to read once and delete. As an example, I grab Kris Rusch’s free Monday story each week to read when I have some spare time. I’ll also use it for long-form articles I find, although not ones which are graphic/image heavy. Those I’ll usually send to Pocket because they handle images better.
Once you’re set up, you just click the icon when you find something you like. You can Preview and send or just send. If you need to adjust which device(s) you want as your default, you can always change those options by selecting Settings. Generally, your article will show up on your Kindle within a few minutes. I’ll take them with me before leaving for a meeting so I have something quick to read if I arrive early. If your Kindle is WiFi-only, make sure to sync before you leave.
If you have a 3G Kindle, you can have articles delivered over 3G, but charges will apply. I recommend selecting the Deliver via WiFi option.
The app will warn you if it thinks a website won’t display well, but I don’t get the warning often.
While I do use other methods to get content on my Kindle (like Instapaper), I like the ease of pushing one button and the article shows up.
Anyone else used it? Do you like it?