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Initial post: Apr 24, 2012 11:31:23 AM PDT
Sending and reading your personal documents on Kindle is now easier than ever.

We are excited to announce "Send to Kindle for Mac", adding another convenient way to send documents to your Kindle devices and supported apps from Finder and many other Mac applications. From Finder, simply drag and drop one or more documents on to the Send to Kindle icon on your Dock or launch the application and drag and drop one or more documents on to it. From Finder, you can also control-click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle. From any other application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle.

You can also simply archive documents in your Kindle Library for re-download later. Your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across your Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android.

"Send to Kindle for Mac" is available for free download at Send to Kindle for PC application is also available for free download at As always, you and your friends can continue to send documents to your Kindle by e-mailing them to your Send to Kindle E-mail address.

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Posted on Apr 24, 2012 12:12:37 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:

It's great to see how Amazon continues to work to give us more capabilities!

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 1:23:45 PM PDT
Hv says:
Hmmn tried installing on macbook 10.6.8 keep getting "installation failed" error, anybody else get the same?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 3:35:30 PM PDT
Skypilot says:
"Send to Kindle for Mac" would be ideal for sending drafts of a book to my writing partner. He's not computer savvy, but he does know how to read his Kindle books on iPad. IS THERE A WAY TO REGISTER HIM, so that when I send myself a draft he can receive it also?

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 4:36:56 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
James, to use this feature, your writing partner would have to have a device registered to the same account you are using. You could create a separate account for that purpose.

However, your writing partner could also authorize an e-mail address you use as a sending address at

I believe you could then send the documents to your partner's iPad (as an attachment via e-mail).

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 9:19:13 PM PDT
Finally! I'm so glad to see this.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 8:27:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 26, 2012 7:24:22 AM PDT
Ruth says:
For iPad too?

thanx LASoundCrafter

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 9:51:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2012 9:58:02 AM PDT
This is a feature already built into the Kindle for iPad and iPhone. And to Amazon's credit, they were one of the first developers who made their iPad Kindle application retina display friendly. Documents look awesome on an iPad! Now if they would just include more font choices (like sans serif) and reinstate Wikipedia in look-up.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 11:04:01 AM PDT
This thing is awesome! No more dealing with the email! Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:44:45 PM PDT
prouss says:
I'm in a similar position, and I wondered if I could just sign the Send to Kindle app in to the recipient's account rather than my own? Could I send books that I've purchased for my Kindle (and downloaded to my desktop) this way, eg to my daughter's Kindle?

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 12:48:11 PM PDT
MysteryL says:
prouss, your daughter's kindle won't be able to read your kindle books, the books are locked to a specific kindle with DRM. You need both kindles on the same account to share books.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 1:38:19 PM PDT
can you print from your kindle for mac?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:38:43 PM PDT
prouss says:
I was afraid of something like that. What if she registers her Kindle temporarily to my account, gets what she needs and then re-registers back to her account? Do the books she got from my account disappear in a puff of e-smoke?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 2:35:26 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
prouss, only if your daughter has a Kindle Fire.

Local copies don't disappear from an RSK (Reflective Screen Kindle...anything but a Kindle Fire) when it is deregistered, but it's different for a Kindle Fire.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 7:25:06 AM PDT
KindlePad says:
This is a great little tool and I have used it multiple times already! Way to go Amazon!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 8:31:56 AM PDT
prouss says:
Thanks. Amazon should really have some procedure (like a sub-account) to allow sharing within families, like they do with Amazon Prime. It's not as if they haven't got paid already, for two Kindles and a set of books.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 1:54:15 PM PDT
Grandma says:
@James M. Gilbert - all you have to do is send your friend the mobi draft file. There is a Kindle for iPad app as well as a Kindle for Mac. I use both. Alternatively, if your draft is not already in a mobi you can simply attach it to an email. The iBooks program that comes with iPad reads pretty much everything else, including pdf.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 5:37:44 PM PDT
Randy says:
Would this apply if I'm at a web site with a long article. I'd like to read it on my Touch. Does this new application enable me do that?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 6:57:32 PM PDT
prouss says:
You're better off using Instapaper or Pocket for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 7:54:29 PM PDT
Randy says:
I have no idea what that is. Could you explain it?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 8:50:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 26, 2012 8:56:33 PM PDT
prouss says:
My bad, I read Touch and thought you meant using Kindle reader on iPod Touch. I have older Kindle and forgot that's what the new ones are called. Forget my comment!

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 11:01:19 AM PDT
La montaña del rey (Spanish Edition)

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 9:58:27 PM PDT
If I have a pdf file but want to convert it will it do it or do I need to e-mail the doc over? It works great for text.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 9:28:58 PM PDT
rachelle219 says:
thanks amazon. this makes it so much easier to connect my mac and kindle! it's great!

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 8:41:58 AM PDT
MargoMargo says:
Kindle for PC marries Kindle for iPad
I have a lot of books on Kindle for PC and I'm thinking about buying an iPad. Is it possible to read on iPad my already-purchased books that reside on my PC (or do I have to buy them again)?
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