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Send personal files, clip web articles to your Kindle

Send personal files, clip web articles to your Kindle

by Christian Michael

May 27, 2019


Did you know you can send personal files to your own Kindle? That includes your Kindle app on your phone! You can send PDFs, Word Docs, Txt Files and more to your Kindle to read later. This can reduce the number of text-reading apps you may require and help you organize all your content in one place.

To get started, you will need to open the door, so to speak, to your Kindle from a specific email. Whether you're sending files to yourself, or a friend is sending you something to read, you will need to add that email to your "Approved Senders List" in your Amazon settings.

You cannot do this from your Kindle, probably so as to prevent anyone who might steal one of your Kindles from flooding you will potentially malicious files in your Kindle app or other locations. You must access Amazon from a browser, which will require your login, to complete. Here are the steps to ensuring you can receive files on your Kindle:

  1. Login to Amazon.com
  2. Access "Your Content and Devices"
    1. Hover over your "Welcome (YOUR NAME") button near the top
    2. Move toward the bottom right of the dropdown to find the link
  3. Select "Preferences" (Menu options beneath the top blue section)
  4. Scroll to "Personal Document Settings" and click to expand
  5. Scroll to "Approved Personal Document E-mail List"
  6. Click "Add a new approved e-mail address" (then add the intended address)
  7. Click "Add Address" when done

That's it. You can now send files to yourself, or have a friend send you things.

What's even cooler is a relatively new Amazon tool called "Send to Kindle." It's an app for your phone, desktop and browser which allows you to clip articles online or simply send normal files directly to your kindle without having to use your email.

Your Kindle can now be your go-to app for all information consumption. No more 15 reading apps on your phone, just one, easy-to-use location to organize your daily reading!

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