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Kindlebility Ships Web Articles Right to Your Kindle [Bookmarklet]

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.–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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/11/11

Comments (19)

  1. Luby

    Doesn’t sending things over the whispernet cost money? Therefore, wouldn’t this cost money to do? If so, is there a way to get around this at all?

  2. andy

    Wow, this kicks ass!

  3. andy


    Enter the desired Kindle e-mail address in the “To” field. Use the “name” address for wireless delivery, or “name” for free delivery to the e-mail address associated with your account.

  4. Chuck

    Why not just use Instapaper? You can read the articles from the kindle browser, or fetch your articles using Calibre and convert them to mobi format.

  5. Daniel Huckstep

    Thanks for the writeup!!

    If anybody sees any problems or has any questions about the service, don’t hesitate to use the links at the bottom of the main page to get in touch with me.

  6. andy


  7. Nick

    Is this like Send to Kindle?

  8. Greg


    Because it’s nice to have different choices for things.

  9. Antriksh

    Kindle in a Kindle in a Kindle:

    We need to go deeper.

  10. Ushindi

    But what about the poor Nook user?

  11. Lori

    @Nick – Send to Kindle doesn’t work with graphics. This works beautifully.

  12. Susan Chapman

    Kindlebility doesn’t seem to work for me. I’ve followed the instructions, but when I want to send an article to my Kindle a box appears on my browser that says “working” and nothing happens. I’m running Firefox 4.0 — is that a problem?

  13. James

    I have tried a few of these services and I prefer

  14. Leon

    Will this work with the Kindle Reader software that is provided free and works on your computer?

  15. JANET

    I am not “true” techy but found this simple and fun. The set up is well explained and needed nothing extra. I have a Kindle 3…

  16. Ringtail

    I really like this bookmarklet, enough to actually send some money to its creator. There’s no finer compliment!

  17. Colin Stevens


    I have had problems sending to Kindle,perhaps your site is down. ‘502 Bad Gateway’ comes up

  18. BrianA

    Doesn’t work on FF5 either. From the FAQ: What browsers does Kindlebility work on?

    Google Chrome, Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4+, Opera, IE8+

  19. dee

    BrianA, thank you – I was going nuts trying to get this set up while using FF5. I entered my kindle email but never could get the bookmarklet to show up.

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