Amazon has introduced an absolutely amazing browser extension named “Send to Kindle for Google Chrome” which allows Kindle users to send web material like news, blog posts as well as highlighted text from Google Chrome to any Kindle device or app. The new tool can be used with just two clicks through Google Chrome as a Kindle icon is added to the toolbar after installment of the Chrome extension.
In contrast to rest of “send to kindle” apps which have been designed to transfer non-Amazon ebooks, user documents and PDF files from personal computer and MAC, the new Send to Google for Google Chrome has the ability to send web content from Chrome to Kindle devices.
This idea of transferring the web content through apps and extension is not a new one. There are some apps like Instapaper which provide the same facility for quite some time now, but this is the first app of the kind developed by Amazon that offers an easy transfer of web material from computers to Kindle devices.
As the “send to Kindle extension” is installed, users can pick any sort of web content and send it to any Kindle device or app, or they can simply choose to collect the material in their Kindle Library for future download. Furthermore, users can preview the material they have selected before sending it to their devices to format them according to their likes and all the ads of extra material gets removed when content is sent to the device.
Just like Kindle personal document upload app, the sent articles get arranged and synced, so no matter what device or app you are using, the last read page, the bookmarks, the notes and highlights added to the web content stick to the app memory.
After testing the Send to Kindle Chrome extension app, it can be safely recommended for a smooth transfer of web content from computers to Kindle devices. The formatting, headings, as well as listed items all look well after transfer. The images take a central position and hyperlinks also work well as they are supposed to. You can always change the font and text size as adjustment tools and options are made available on the extension. If you have more than one Kindle device, options in Settings allow you to select the device or app you want to send the content to.
People who like to read long articles through their Kindle devices rather than computers, can make full use of this superb tool. The magazine articles come with complete pictures minus the advertisements, for a convenient and relaxed reading.
At this point, the web content can only be sent through Google Chrome web browser. However, Amazon has revealed that they are in the process of developing Send to Kindle Plugins both for Firefox and Safari Web browsers.