Kindlebility is a clever bookmarklet that makes it dead simple to snip, format, and shuttle articles you find on the web to your Kindle. The service is free, fast, and shockingly good at formatting articles for the Kindle.
Using the bookmarklet is simple. It’s not quite as simple as your average bookmarklet–wherein you just click it on the page you want and instantly get results–it does require a very tiny amount of setup.
You’ll need to visit the Kindlebility website and enter your Kindle email address to generate the bookmarklet–i.e. email@example.com–and then authorize the Kindlebility server to email you. You’ll find the email white list under the Manage My Kindle settings in your Amazon account. Once you’ve done those two things all you need to do is click the “Send to my Kindle!” bookmarklet any time you want to send articles do your Kindle.
The bookmarklet is snappy and, assuming you’re either using a 3G Kindle or connected to a Wi-Fi node, you’ll have the article in a matter of seconds. We tested it on articles from How-To Geek– including the Custom Kindle Screensaver guide seen in the photo above–Salon, The New York Times, and other blogs and newspapers. The image conversion and formatting was spot on in every test.
Hit up the link below to get started with Kindlebility or read their quick how-to setup guide here.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 04/11/11