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Initial post: Aug 14, 2012 1:34:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 14, 2012 1:35:36 PM PDT
We are excited to announce "Send to Kindle for Google Chrome," a convenient new way to send content from the web to Kindle. Add the Send to Kindle button to your Google Chrome browser to quickly send news articles, blog posts, and other web content to your Kindle to read anytime, everywhere on Kindle devices and reading apps. Send to Kindle for Google Chrome makes web articles easier to read-we send just the content you want and not the distractions.

You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle library for re-download later. With Whispersync, your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps (with the exception of PDFs).

"Send to Kindle for Google Chrome" is available for free download at http://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle/chrome. Support for Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari is coming soon.

Learn more about "Send to Kindle for Google Chrome" and other convenient ways to sending and reading documents and web content on your Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2012 1:59:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 14, 2012 2:03:58 PM PDT
Kevin, this is most excellent! Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

ETA: Sorry, the permissions just killed it for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2012 3:29:54 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
Wow, this is pretty cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2012 3:54:52 PM PDT
Woot! Looks cool!

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 4:57:08 PM PDT
Korlithiel says:
When it hits Firefox I will be glad for the feature.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 9:43:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 14, 2012 9:57:05 PM PDT
Interesting, I've been using the "K" on my chrome browser for at least six months. My "K" icon is orange with white script, but the "new" version is black with an orange "K." It looks like it does the same thing -- pushes web articles to a prearranged kindle e-mail. I guess not too many people knew about it. The K icon rests next to my "send to Pocket" and "view this page in Clearly" icons across from the address bar.

Edit -- after playing with the official Amazon send to kindle, I do see the differences -- Amazon has really simplified the process as to which kindles to send to, use WiFi only or use 3G (and possibly incur charges) and archive the material to your Amazon locker or not. Very nice interface Amazon has put together. The older send to kindle via Chrome browser version has the same functionality but not as smooth an interface. Nice!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 12:49:08 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Great, Kevin!

My first impressions are that the formatting is noticeably better than that offered by klip.me I am using (especially titles and image captions), and StK works on some sites where klip.me doesn't. You also manage to extract the name of author of the article, while klip.me simply sets the author field to the domain where the article was found. (To be fair, klip.me uses just a bookmarklet - a piece of JavaScript - probably working on all browsers.)

I was trying to send this as feedback from the extension itself, but it did not let me write anything in the feedback textbox :o)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 8:40:34 AM PDT
K. Mater says:
I tried it out, and it works great!

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 9:59:10 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 10:10:27 AM PDT
Ana, you might want to start your own thread, rather than tag on to an unrelated one.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 10:56:18 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Ana, yes, you can.

Which books are available to you in Portuguese will depend partially on your "country of residence" for Amazon (which will depend to some extent on your method of payment and address).

Here's a search for Kindle books in Portuguese available to Kindle users of Amazon.com in the USA:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=portuguese+edition

In the future, when you want to ask something new, there is a link at the bottom of the list that says

Start a new discussion

That will mean that more people will see your question, and you'll probably get an answer more quickly.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2012 3:34:40 PM PDT
This is awesome! I've been using klipme and instapaper. This is so much easier, I love it!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 9:21:26 AM PDT
I love this feature. I hate reading on my laptop whenever I am reseaching a topic. I love being able to read from my Kindle. If I decide to print an article I am offered the option to Send to whichever Kindle I want when I select the printer icon. This is a feature I will be utilizing frequently. Thanks Amazon!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 10:17:42 AM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Gee Kevin, this looks really interesting and I would like to try it.

Unfortunately, I am one of those customers who have "too many books in my Archives" so I can no longer use the wireless on any of my 10 Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 10:29:22 AM PDT
Beth, I didn't realize that you could have too many books in Archive. What is the limit? I am sure I am nowhere near, but I would like to know before I get close so I can delete some of the older titles. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 10:50:02 AM PDT
I don't know if this will make a difference but each time you choose to send to kindle it gives you the option to save in archives or not. Maybe if you uncheck the option and don't send it to your archives , just send to Kindle, it will let you send to your Kindle via wifi. Maybe??

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 11:30:26 AM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Sweet Serenity and Karen,

The problem is that having the wireless turned on causes the Kindle to reboot and freeze. The only "solution" offered by Amazon is to not use the wireless. If I want to download something I have to transfer by USB.

The Kindles used to only display the first 3,300 or so items in your Archives when viewed from the device. Then Amazon "fixed" it so that it would display more items. This caused the problem for people with very large Archives.

You can read more about it here.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_t_rvt_np?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=23&cdThread=Tx8HMJ97IEEV1P#CustomerDiscussionsNew

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 1:24:54 PM PDT
Oh, I see. Well, sorry for that. I understand why you're a little peeved.

Not to go off topic and it won't fix the issue with Amazon archives, but have you looked into Calibre? It might be a workaround for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 2:44:44 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Thanks Karen, I have been using Calibre for years. The problem with the wireless just started last winter.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 4:25:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 16, 2012 5:26:38 PM PDT
Beth...have you tried going to Digital Content...Yout Media Library...Your Collection...click on books to place in trash

They don't really go to trash, it just moves them out of your archives until you go back and remove from trash. In this case TRASH means remove from archives....

I have a large collection also. so when my archive gets over 2500 I send least likely to read books to trash..I can still find them..I just have to look in two locations..Manage MY Kindle and Your Collection.

Love it. My kindle 3 hardly freezes anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 4:42:57 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Thanks Maoreo, but it would take too long to do that. It is simpler to use USB.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 5:11:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 16, 2012 5:17:16 PM PDT
I really doesn't take long..just check the boxes..after about 100 it hangs and you send to trash and start a new batch. It took me about an hour to trash 2000 books originally. Now I go every couple of weeks and trash down to 2500. I now have many more books in trash than archive and rarely reboot and they are easy to retreive.....Love it..solved all my problems and now can use wireless and rarely sideload from Amazon.

Ok, just trashed 50 books in 2 minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2012 1:49:35 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Maoreo, I tried this. While sending books to trash on http://amazon.com/yml does hide them from http://amazon.com/myk page, they still appear among my Kindle "Archived Items". Does your experience differ?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2012 6:57:35 AM PDT
D. Ketchell says:
This is great. I can now send my "items out" from the public library to see the expiration date of books downloaded. I wish there was a way to actually add the date expires note directly to a downloaded title, but this is the next best thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2012 7:04:51 AM PDT
CLS10 says:
FWIW, you can see the expiration of your library books via Manage My Kindle.
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