Amazon has just pushed out an update for Kindle for iPad and iPhone today that introduces Send to Kindle. It has integration with Safari and you can select Kindle from the list of options where you can forward documents, news articles, scholarly research or your favorite tech blog to the Kindle app.
In 2014 Amazon purchased the digital comic platform Comixology. They did a couple of things with the company since then, such as adding the ability to login with your Amazon account. Today, Amazon has harvested one of the most compelling aspects of Comixology into the new Kindle app, Guided View. Comic readers should be familiar with this system, it allows you to isolate comics on a panel by panel basis, making it easier to read them on a phone.
Why is Send to Kindle a big deal on iOS devices? Well, the normal way to do it is counterintuitive. You have to install a browser based plugin or download Kindle for PC or MAC. The only other way is to find out what your Kindle email address is and you can send e-books or documents to a specialized address and then to your e-reader once you sync. Suffice to say, merely reading an article and sending it to your Kindle app is a whole lot easier.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.