Not so long ago, I got myself a Kindle Paperwhite and I love it! Hell, I don’t even touch my Nexus 7 anymore. It lasts several weeks and it’s so much more comfortable to read on it compared to my tablet.
Having the possibility to send ebooks to your Kindle via email is already quite nice, but I often come across great news or blog articles and would like to read them later on the Kindle. Also, I save a lot of content in Pocket and would like to have the possibility to send all of it to my e-reader.
Thankfully, there are ways that make this just as easy as clicking one button in your browser.
Send all kinds of online articles to your Kindle with Klip.me
Klip.me offers a Chrome and Safari browser extension called ‘Send to Kindle‘. It’s easy to install and you only need to follow a few steps to set it up.
After you installed the extension, you need head over to your Amazon device management page. Under ‘Your Kindle approved e-mail list‘, add the email address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘. This gives klip.me permission to send files directly to your Kindle. On the same page, find your Kindle email address and enter it in the browser extension’s settings page (right-click > Options).
That’s it. Now, whenever you want to send an article to your device, just click on the Klip.me icon in your browser and then on the send button.
If you’re using another browser, you should try the ‘Send to Kindle’-bookmark. Simply drag the bookmark from their website to your bookmark bar and use it instead of the extension.
Send your Pocket article list to your Kindle
If you’re willing to pay $6 a year for a fully automated tool, then En2Kindle is the best way to send articles stored in your Pocket (or Evernote) account to your Kindle. En2Kindle offers a one-week trial, so you can try it out and then decide if it’s worth the money.
The setup is very similar to Klip.me. Go to En2Kindle’s site, link your Pocket account and enter your Kindle email address. To give En2Kindle permission to send files to your device, you need to add their email address to your ‘Kindle approved email list’ in your Amazon’s device setting page. Once that’s done you don’t have to worry about anything anymore. Your Pocket list will be checked every hour and new content is sent to your Kindle.
If you don’t want to pay for such a service, you can use the e-book library manager Calibre to send your Pocket list to your Kindle for free. This method, however, requires some work since you need to connect your device to your computer and manually send your Pocket feed to your Kindle. You need to do this every time you want new content on it.
Personally, I wouldn’t go through all the hassle and transfer my Pocket feed every other day using Calibre. If you’re an active Pocket user and read a lot of blog articles, then you should invest a few bucks and use En2Kindle.
If you know any other ways to send content to your Kindle, please share them with us in the comments.