Yesterday Amazon released a new Send to Kindle browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser that allows users to easily send web pages to Kindle ereaders, tablets, and apps with the click of a button.
The extension adds a little “k” icon in upper right of the browser’s menu bar that you can use at anytime to send blog posts, news articles, and other web content, and even sections of highlighted text, to a Kindle device or app and have it automatically delivered over Wi-Fi the next time it connects.
There’s a settings menu where you can specify which Kindle to send it to, and you can have web articles archived in Amazon’s cloud as well if you choose. That way you can download it again later from a different device. Plus notes, highlights, and last page read get synced across devices.
Amazon released a similar Send to Kindle extension for the Google Chrome browser back in August, and they are expected to come out with one for the Safari browser soon.
I’ve used this a few times with Chrome and it works really well. The articles include just the body of a page’s content so there are no ads, sidebar content, or anything extra. Pages are nicely formatted for a Kindle and include the pictures and hyperlinks. There’s even the option to preview exactly how a page is going to look re-formatted before sending it.
If you like reading web content on your Kindle, the Send to Kindle extensions are the best way to do it.