Nothing excites me more than discovering something new on one of my gadgets and THEN writing about it. That is why I started the appsider blog, which is all about Apple/App stuff. But this one is about Kindle and I had to tell SOMEBODY about it. I sure hope this isn't one of those things that I'm am so 2000 and late.
Before I giddlely share what I learned today, this applies to the Kindle 3 device - and the new ones. Not Kindle 2 (not for free). So how did I get my blog post on my Kindle you ask? Well it's not just for blog posts, its for any article you find on the internet that you want to save and read later. Cool beans!!
Go to readability.com, and click on download our free add-on. Do not sign-up! Signing up is for extra features and there is a fee for that. With the free add-on you can click on the readability icon and send the article to your Kindle.
The first thing you need to do before you send anything to your Kindle is to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved e-mail list in your Amazon Kindle settings page. The first time you click on Send to Kindle from a webpage it will ask for your Kindle email address. If you don't know it you can also find that on your Amazon Kindle settings page. Make sure you choose @free.kindle.com - so you aren't charged. Once you choose the free drop down, this is your default setting. You won't have to enter it again.
Here's the thing...if I lost you and you heard Charlie Brown's teacher or crickets, look at the top left hand of my page for the embedded - Send to Kindle button. That will get you where you need to go quicker than my rambling instructions!
For the embedded button for your site click here. Please embed it FOR ME - so I can play with your button!
Sporadically, insane, up too late and excited over nerdy stuff,
This post is a little outdated and you know how technology changes. The embedded button is now at the bottom of this blog post where you can send a copy of a blog post to your Kindle. The only thing I don't like is that the photos no longer print (for my blog). I have since changed from blogger to Squarespace so that could be it. Also I no longer have a separate blog called Appsider.
I have also published my blog to Kindle, you can check that out right there ===>
- Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle and updated throughout the day so you can stay current.
- It's risk free - this Kindle Blog subscription starts with a 14-day free trial. You can cancel at any time during the free trial period. If you enjoy your subscription, do nothing and it will automatically continue at the regular price.