Do You Send Documents to Your Kindle?

My most used Kindle feature is something you may be overlooking

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What is Send to Kindle?

This feature allows you to send nearly any type of text document to your personal Kindle device. Maybe you have a PDF of a whitepaper that you need for work. Perhaps a friend shared a rough draft of a book they’re working on that you’d love to read on your Kindle rather than on a computer. There are lots of reasons why you’d want to take advantage of reading on the device itself but may not want to purchase the content through the Kindle store.

How Does it Work?

The functionality of the feature is easy enough to understand but I’ll break it down here. You have a few different options to get your document from your computer or phone to your Kindle.


While it’s great to send PDFs and personal documents to your Kindle, I most frequently use this functionality for sending articles and library books. Because we all know that we should be reading multiple books at once to keep our brain on its toes.

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