Amazon today announced its “Send to Kindle” app for Mac users. The free tool can send documents from a Mac to registered Kindle devices (including the iOS Kindle app) wirelessly. Many are unaware that each Kindle account comes with its own email address, and Amazon lets its users send documents to devices through that address. Popular bookmarking service Instapaper also lets its users push articles to a Kindle account for reading later.
The new Send to Kindle app cuts out the email middleman for desktop computer owners.
When you download and install, Send to Kindle will appear on your Dock. Send to Kindle will also appear when you control-click on a file from Finder or in the print dialog of any Mac application.
You can download archived personal documents from your Kindle Library on Kindle Keyboard, Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad, Kindle for iPhone and Kindle for iPod touch. Whispersync of notes, highlights, bookmarks along with last page read is available on your archived personal documents that have been converted into Kindle format.
Not only can this app be used for sending documents, but a Kindle library can be archived remotely. Another neat feature is that you can send documents to Kindle directly from the print dialog box in any Mac app.
Send to Kindle is a nice companion app for any avid user. While it doesn’t support all file types, the classic .rtf, .doc, .pdf, etc. are all fully compatible.
- Via Ars Technica