Kindle owners get a great new tool this morning with the launch of the new “Send to Kindle” feature for PC.
A small downloadable plugin, “Send to Kindle” lets you easily transfer PC files and documents, along with eBooks, to your Amazon eReader by adding a wireless transfer option to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer.
“From Windows Explorer, simply right-click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle. From any other Windows application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle,” reads the Amazon blog.
“Your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronised for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across your Kindle devices and supported Kindle reading apps.”
DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP and PDF file types are among those supported. Even the Kindle’s own .MOBI files, saved on your PC, can be sent using the new function.
Though similar functionality has previously been possible by using your Send-to-Kindle email address, or using the superb eBook manager Calibre, this new feature takes much of the stress out of getting content stored on your PC onto your device though.
Remember however to try where possible to download files over Wi-Fi, or you could end up with a Whispernet 3G charge on supported Kindle devices.
Click here to grab the Send To Kindle plugin. It’s a must-have for Kindle owners.