This will be a short post, devoid of specific instructions. I hope to come back through in the near future and fill in the missing steps (I like very complete instructions), but wanted to get this started.
Since I received my Kindle PaperWhite for Christmas, it has graduated from being my favorite present to my most indispensable device. The batter life is indispensable, it’s versatility admirable, the pure practicality, portability and functionality has me clamoring to better utilize it.
Anyone can realize the benefits of having the your books and periodicals accesible and interactive. You will be surprised to discover the Active Content. The personal documents will completely sell you, though.
I often find an article in daily research that deserves in-depth study, but can only receive cursory review during the work day. I used to bookmark or save them to Evernote, knowing that they would likely be deleted in the future unread.
I know that I will follow up on them if I can take them to the elliptical machine at the end of the day. That’s were ‘send to my Kindle’ is so useful. Email the document to your Kindle’s email address, and it will be added to your device. I’ll cover the how to’s in the future, but I want to point out a service that become indispensable to me.
Actually reading that helpful blog article
Too often, the most helpful document that I come across in researching web development is in the form of a blog entry. When I first decided that I should get it on me Kindle so I could fully read it and it’s comments, it was a laborious process. Now, it takes me seconds.
- Set up an account at Online-Convert (optional, but will allow you to email to your reader directly form the site)
- Convert to the MOBI format, which will give you a true eBook experience (Amazon will convert this format to their format, in true form, before delivering it to your device)
- Enter the URL of the article into the top field
- (optionally) I like to add the Title and Author fields myself to keep it readable
- Convert the file
- After you convert, you will see the option to email it as an attachment. Enter your Kindle’s email address, check the following checkbox, and send.
- Be sure to whitelist the domain (more on this to follow)
Apologies for terseness
I like to be complete when I offer advice. I didn’t have time for that this time (it’s usually a week long affair of editing). I love the ability to find an article, send it to my Kindle, and do it very quickly. I like to be efficient when it’s easy. More to follow