Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

Summary: Amazon's new "Send to Kindle" option makes it possible to transfer files from Windows applications to the Kindle.

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Amazon just added a huge new piece of functionality to the Kindle, making it more useful for all sorts of personal and business purposes.

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Much like the Send to Kindle e-mail process, the "Send to Kindle" for PC feature allows Kindle owners to transfer documents from Windows applications directly to the Kindle.

All one has to do is either right-click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle, or much like creating a PDF, you can select Print and choose Send to Kindle.

These documents should operate in the same way that other files that already exist on your Kindle do, such as syncing the last page read, highlights, and bookmarks. Additionally, users can archive the files in the Kindle Library, which might be a nice and quick backup option for files you want on hand for future reference.

Again, take note of the word "Windows" as this option is still only available for PC users. However, Amazon promises that support for Mac applications is coming soon.

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Topics: Hardware, Amazon, Mobility

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  • RE: Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

    Kindle ships with a USB cable and allows trivial file transfer, already. So is this a feature for those users not able to use a USB cable?
    Ian
    imcdowall
    • RE: Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

      @imcdowall Your statement could be made of any device that allows wireless transfer. Why does an iPhone need wireless when it has iTunes? The answer is that it is more convenient and saves time. I have a wifi enabled SD card in my Nikon Camera that transfers and organizes my photos as soon as I come in range of a hotspot. Remember, you can make furniture with hand tools, but power tools make the process more efficient and leave time for other pursuits.
      tradergeorge
  • RE: Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

    I use this service. I click, "File", "Print", "Send to Kindle" and my document is available on all my Kindle enabled devices........Sweet!!
    tradergeorge
  • Errr.....

    If going wired, plug cable from Kindle to PC. Open My Computer, find documents folder and copy documents in and out of there. Except for the real computer novices why bother with an otherwise useless application.
    Gisabun
  • RE: Amazon enables sending documents from the PC to Kindle

    I'd love to have this... would help save time over the stupid email attachment thing. As soon as they have support for Mac OS X, I'll be there.
    doh123