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Subject: Amazon's new Send to Kindle Button
Date Posted: 3/25/2013 7:36 PM ET
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This has possibilities. I'm off to see how a blog post looks on the kindle. Hopefully much easier on the eyes than sitting at the monitor.

Date Posted: 3/25/2013 8:55 PM ET
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Interesting development. I hope a lot of web sites enable this feature!
Date Posted: 3/25/2013 9:41 PM ET
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I've been playing around with it. I was able to send a blog link to it with no problems (so much easier to read). Not much luck so far with PDF via web.

NOTE: it seems you will want to send these via WIFI, or you will be subject to document charges via Whispernet.

Date Posted: 3/26/2013 7:48 AM ET
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Nice tip re the WIFI. Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/26/2013 8:05 AM ET
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That looks interesting, thanks!

Date Posted: 3/27/2013 9:18 AM ET
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I experiemented a bit more yesterday, sending from IE9 at the work PC. In that browser, you hit the print function and choose send to Kindle. A new window opened up telling me the docs I had chose (one a PDF from the web, the other a blog), would go to Kindle as PDF, and I also had the option to choose WIFI or Whispernet (charges would apply). I chose WIFI, and when I zapped the kindle on when I got home they downloaded. The PDF was not problem and nicely formatted, but the original blog post had a lighter gray font and it was virtually impossible to read on the B/W kindle.

Date Posted: 3/27/2013 7:21 PM ET
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Re IE9, another helpful tip. Thanks, Cathy!
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 8:49 PM ET
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Genie, glad to help. I'm still not sure how much I'll use this, but there's at least one blog I would like to read when I have the chance, but since I skip through the feeds and don't back-track I forget. Like Sarah's History. I can zap it tot he kindle and read at my leisure when my mind is ready to absorb it.

Date Posted: 3/29/2013 11:34 AM ET
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Learning all kinds of new things. Just scanned a document and was getting ready to email to customer and clicked on document icon to get the send-to option and noticed the send to kindle option there as well. So, if I have a document on the PC, I can send it to the Kindle. I had the send to K option on Word and PDF documents, but not on Excel.

Date Posted: 4/16/2013 11:31 AM ET
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I finally finally had a chance to look at this app in more detail. Love it! It has great potential application for research.

Do your research and send all your important findings to your Kindle or K-enabled device (iPad, cell phone, PC) and then read them at your leisure.

Awesome!

Date Posted: 4/16/2013 8:08 PM ET
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I'm going to play around with it more now that I have A NEW KINDLE FIRE! Blog posts on an easier to read screen and in full color.