These days, we are constantly glued to screens; be it on our cell phones or desktop computers. Sitting in front of these illuminated color displays for long hours takes a toll on our eyes. And no, that’s not an assumption. There’s even a name for that condition.
In this digital era, how can one give the required rest to their eyes? Electronic ink displays are the solution to this problem as they look and behave just like paper and don’t cause as much strain as others.
While they are great for reading books, the electronic ink displays may make web browsing on Kindle devices a dreadful experience. But, as always, there’s a workaround. Rather than loading up complicated web pages on your Kindle, why not send a minimal version of an article, containing just the text and some header images? Let’s find out how this can be done.
1. SAVE ANY WEBPAGE WITH ‘SEND TO KINDLE’
The official ‘Send To Kindle’ extension by Amazon is what you require to send any kind of webpages, article or blogs directly to your Amazon Kindle devices. Send To Kindle extension is available for both Firefox and Chrome web browsers.
Once the extension is installed, you’ll be asked to log in to your Amazon account and select the device you want to send articles to. You can select multiple devices here. Once you are done, select Save.
Now when you come across a webpage or a lengthy article you can now use to send to Kindle, from your Chrome or Firefox menu bar, then select the Send To Kindle extension. A new popup will appear where you can select and directly send the simplified version or just the highlighted portion of the article to your Kindle devices. It will take a few seconds and the matter will show in your Kindle’s Docs section.
2. SEND A BOOK MADE OF ARTICLES
You might also come across a lot of articles which you would like to read in the day or during the weekend. If you decide to save each article individually, then finding, arranging and managing the right content of articles later will definitely be a difficult task. To solve these problems here enters ‘Readlists’ for your aid.
Readlists is a project by Readability, through which you can sum up any number of diverse links per your need. It will generate a plain, clear and simplified version of that page removing all kinds of images and package it in an EPUB file format or MOBI file format which you can then download or send to your Kindle devices directly using your Kindle’s personal email address.
Go to Readlists.com and sign in with your Readability account if you want to save your Readlists for future reference. You don’t need to create an account to save a Readlist.
Just start copying and pasting the URL of the articles you want to save. According to the volume of articles you have to save, this might take some time. Once you are done, add a title for the Readlist and select Send To Kindle option.
When the popup opens, go to your Kindle settings page and add an e-mail ‘email@example.com’ to your approved list.
Next, enter the personal email address for your Kindle electronic book reader and hit Send To Kindle. After a couple of seconds, the book with articles as chapters will show up on your device.
3. SENDING FILES VIA EMAIL
You can use any kind of electronic mailing service to send books and manifold files format to your Kindle. All you need to do is attach the files or books to an email and send it to your unique Kindle e-mail address. Kindle servers will scan the attachment and if the files or books attached is compatible with your device, then those will be dispatched instantly. Here is a list of compatible file formats:
• Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
• HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
• RTF (.RTF)
• JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
• Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW)
• GIF (.GIF)
• PNG (.PNG)
• BMP (.BMP)
• PDF (.PDF)
It is not known to a lot of people that other than electronic books, one can also send PDFs, PNG images, HTML pages, Word documents, etc. to one’s Kindle device.