8 Excellent Kindle Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

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February13 , 2014
Below is a list of some important web tools you can use to take tap into the full potential of your Kindle app.

1- Sharing web content to your Kindle
The traditional way to share a web page or an online article is to send it to your kindle via email. Every kindle user has an approved email address. Kindle generates a kindle email for you using your approved email address. This generated kindle email which ends with this extension @kindle.com is the one you need to send your articles and web pages to. Anything sent to this email will be stored on your kindle library which you can access and read anytime you want on your kindle library. To find this email address, just head over Amazon's Kindle management page and click on "personal document settings" your email is placed under " sent to kindle email settings".

2- Send to Kindle (by Klip.me)

Send to Kindle is a Browser extension for Kindle owners who prefer reading web content on their devices. It’s designed to offer a quick way for pushing web content to Kindle, so you can read articles or news later on your device.

3- Send to Kindle by Google Chrome

Send to Kindle for Google Chrome makes web articles easier to read. Key features include:
  • Send news articles, blog posts and other web content to Kindle. 
  • Send web content to Kindle in one step or preview before you send. 
  • Select text from the web page and send it to your Kindle. 
  • Edit the title and author of your document before sending. 
  • Read anytime, everywhere on your Kindle devices and reading apps. 
  • Choose to archive content in your Kindle library, where you can re-download it conveniently at any time.

Kindle Cloud Reader is a web app from Amazon that lets you read your Kindle books, instantly. It allows you to customize your reading experience by choosing font size, text color, background color, number of reading columns, and more . It also enables you to create and edit notes, highlights, and bookmarks.

Push to Kindle (previously Kindle It) is a free service which lets you send web articles (news stories, blog posts, Wikipedia entries, etc.) to your Kindle or other e-reader for easy reading. Installing this extension will add a send to Kindle button to your Chrome browser. Simply click the Push to Kindle button on a page which you'd like to read on your Kindle.

5-  Readlists
Readlists allows you to bund a set of  of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone. All you have to do is to provide the URLs of the web pages you want to add to the ebook.

6- Convert Google Books to Kindle Format
As you know Google Books comes in EPUB format which is not supported by Kindle and therefore to read your Google Books on your Kindle app you need to convert them to a format supported by Kindle. You can use Calibre to do this and here is a step by step guide on how to do it.

Kindlefeeder is a service for Amazon Kindle owners that lets you aggregate your favorite feeds and have them delivered to your Kindle in a convenient, easy-to-navigate eBook.

ClippingsConverter lets you organize the annotations you make on your Kindle, export your clippings to Excel, Word and PDF and integrate with third party services such as Evernote.

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