August 13, 2022
Read this later How to use your Kindle as a device


When you think of Amazon’s Kindle, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is books. But for people like me who read more articles online than books, this e-book reader can be extremely useful too. After purchasing the Kindle Paperwhite during Amazon’s latest sale, I explored the possibility of using it as a read-later device to capture articles and blog posts in my spare time.

Why Kindle?
My reasoning behind buying a Kindle stems from the fact that I stare at a bright, colorful screen (either my laptop or my phone) for over 10 hours a day. The Kindle’s e-paper display is easier on the eyes than any normal screen.

And it’s also a “retina” display, which has a pixel density of 300 ppi, so text will look sharp. Since the Kindle doesn’t run a smart operating system like Android or iOS, it also frees you from the constant notifications that will keep popping up if you’re using an iPad to read. Even if you turn on Do Not Disturb, it takes some self-discipline to avoid multitasking between your reading material and, say, Twitter (or any other app you use frequently). Huh).

Finally, thanks to the simple display and modest hardware, a Kindle will last for days or weeks between charges when fully charged, while reading on your phone will drain the mobile’s battery forever.

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read it later
While at work, I keep getting interesting stories that I want to read at leisure. Normally, I use pocket app To save things on my computer and phone for later. There are tons of apps that deliver content saved in your Pocket to your Kindle for offline reading (like pocket to kindle either en2kindle) So, syncing content from Pocket to your Kindle should be a simple process, right?

Here’s the problem – I have a habit of saving not only written content but also videos and pictures; Heck, I even add websites and apps I want to visit later. Pocket can classify the content we save in it as articles, videos, and images, but I haven’t found a single third-party Pocket-to-Kindle service that lets you just send articles and not everything else. has been saved. And since the Kindle is designed to be used for textual content, it doesn’t make sense to have all the other audio-visual stuff traveling in it.

send to kindle
Amazon offers plugins for desktop web browsers such as chrome And firefox That (like Pocket) will send a clean version of a webpage (retaining the content, except for the rest) to your Kindle. It worked more reliably in my experience than the third-party services mentioned above. I also like that it creates separate books for each article archived, and doesn’t aggregate all articles into a single book.

But using two collection services also means a change in existing behavior. While I still use Pocket to save multimedia content like videos or apps, I now use Amazon’s plugin to save all the posts I read from it later.

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What about sending from a smartphone to a Kindle?
there is also a Send to Kindle app for Android, but it doesn’t let you save articles from your mobile browser. If you’re using Adobe Reader, Documents to Go, or ES File Explorer, you can also send documents from your phone to your Kindle.

This isn’t really useful if you’re reading an article in Chrome or Twitter and want to save it to Kindle for later reading. where is it Push to Kindle via FiveFilter Android works. This is a small app that uses Kindle Personal Document Service To get articles delivered to your e-reader in a single tap on the share sheet. You can also use the same service to email documents to your Kindle — attach a PDF or Word file, and send it to your Kindle. [name]@kindle.com email id, and the attached file will be saved as an eBook for you to read at your leisure. The only downside is that every time you use this Amazon service, you get an email about it. This can be fixed by creating a filter in your email service that automatically lets these messages leave the inbox.

Meanwhile, for the Kindle app iOS either Android Can also be used to read articles you’re sending to your Kindle, if you prefer. The app allows you to see a full list of articles you’ve sent, and you can download and read books manually if you want.

Life would have been a lot easier if Pocket and Kindle could officially work together, but I think there are some contractual limitations as Pocket officially supports rival e-book reader Kobo. I could just buy a Kobo instead of a Kindle, but Its availability in India seems to be rare,

So instead just follow the tips we’ve listed here, and enjoy reading while you’re free.

Rohan Naravane manages content and product experience price baba, he can be found on twitter @r0han Where he spends half his time praising iOS and half his time boasting about it.

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