Kindle Cloud: The Free Cloud Storage Which Becomes A Boon
For over three years now, Amazon has offered Kindle users free cloud storage for their eBooks. Kindle not only gives you the option of buying books from its vast library but also bringing the best of your collections to the device. You see, there’s no fun if you don’t have the liberty to go beyond. And it somewhat makes sense, to use one universal reading devices for all your eBooks. That’s what Kindle Cloud aims to be. Thus, it wants to show you that you don’t have to buy another device or install another app to enjoy reading. Kindle wants to be that all-inclusive device which stands for every book you have. Hence, the free cloud storage for your books, over and beyond what Kindle store offers you. But the fun doesn’t end there.
You get all your features which are needed to bring the best of reading to you. You get your usual features which make for a complete set and much more. This Kindle Cloud supports many of the same reading features that you get with eBooks bought from Amazon, including highlights, notes, bookmarks, dictionary lookup, and synchronising your reading position across all of Amazon’s Kindle apps and readers. Kindle account ensures that you get all the interactive features on the plate as well. A few of them, more noticeably include whisper sync which allows you to synchronise your books across devices and Kindle apps. The best thing is that Kindle cloud account works well with a selected format of books which includes Doc, ePub, Mobi, PDF and more. However, there are a few ways in which you can upload your books to the device and the cloud.
The Easy Way – Installing Send To Kindle App To Devices
Although there are multiple ways of uploading your books to the Kindle cloud, you will find that most of them involve complex ways of doing it. You see, there is an effortless way of doing it. You just need to download and install a simple tool on Kindle home page. The tool is called ‘Send To Kindle’.
- If you are operating on your desktop or Mac, you need to install ‘Send to Kindle’ application on the system. Head to the Amazon Send to Kindle page here and select the applicable OS platform.
- Once you do, click on download to get a save as pop up. Run the executable file and then you can drag and drop books into the window. Ensure that you are logged in with your Amazon credentials to make it great.
- To verify Kindle uploaded the book or not, you can always check it by going to your account. In profile, under the Profile menu, you can check it. Usually, you will find the profile on your Amazon homepage, and under the My Kindle account tab, you should see your books uploaded.
- You can use Kindle Cloud to store not just the eBooks that you are sending over to it, but more web content as well. Also, you can send news articles, blog posts and another web content to Kindle.
- Send web content to Kindle in one step or preview before you send. Select text from the web page and send it to Kindle. Read anytime, everywhere on your Kindle devices and reading apps. Choose to archive content in your Kindle Library, where you can re-download it conveniently at any time.
- You can use the Kindle cloud service to bring about free space. Therefore. Download archived content from any Kindle device or free reading app for your iOS or Android device.
- Whispersync of notes, highlights, bookmarks, and last page read is also available for this content.
- You can bring the same utility to the Mac systems as well, as iOS support Send to Kindle application within the Safari browser as a much-needed extension.
- Additionally, if you are someone who prefers Mozilla Firefox rather than Google Chrome, then there’s no need to worry.
- You can download and install Send To Kindle as a separate Add-On extension within Mozilla Firefox. Once you install the plugin, you can open the addon window. In this, you can drag and drop the books you want to the window. The add-on uploads the books in the background, as long as the browser windows are open.
Send To Kindle Option – Uploading Books To The Cloud Via Android
Apart from the usual Kindle options which allow you to upload books from browsers to Kindle, you can also use Android smartphone to do that. Yes, there’s a way to do that. And all you need is a file app from the play store. However, if you think that this could involve some varied steps, well you are partially right. The following are some of the simple steps by which you can do so.
- The supported eBooks files that you can upload are PDF, ePub, Doc, and Mobi. For obvious reasons, these books are the best versions of what you can get.
- However, in addition to the other formats, you can send to the cloud AZW, Image files (JPG/JPEG/GIF).
- We would like to clarify that there is no standalone app saying ‘Send To Kindle’. You will have to send your books to the Kindle Cloud, using other file options. The best apps to do that, is ES Explorer, Adobe PDF Reader, Documents To Go, and others.
- Within these apps, you get an option of send or share, which you can use to send the books to the cloud. You will find the option to send or share when you long press the ePub file or select it and visit the menu options. In the ‘Share To’ options, choose Amazon.
- So, this method will work only if you have the Amazon app installed on the mobile. Upload works only in such a case. The recommended apps for exporting to these Amazon Cloud are Adobe (for PDF) and ES Explorer.
Other Ways Of Sending Your EBook To The Amazon Cloud
The above are the steps to upload your books via both web browsers and application within the smartphones. How about you don’t prefer either of these ways or perhaps want a simpler choice. In that case, the email is the key. You and your approved contacts can send documents to your registered Kindle devices, free Kindle reading applications, and your Kindle Library in the Amazon Cloud by e-mailing them to your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address ([name]@kindle.com).
- Your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address is a unique e-mail address, assigned to each of your Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications upon registration.
- All your devices which are within the same Kindle app and thereby under the same email address, are always in the loop and sync.
- You just need to attach your ePub files (Docs and PDF) to the maximum of 25 MB from your email account. However, you may find that the books will take some time to appear in your Amazon Kindle library.
- The Amazon Drive web uploader requires HTML5, which is supported on Internet Explorer version 10 or greater. Also the support is for Firefox 4, Chrome, Safari (desktop) 6, Safari (mobile) 6.1, Opera (desktop) 12, Opera (mobile) 12, and Android.
- Upgrade to the latest version of your favourite browser to take advantage of the full features of Amazon Drive. If you need to upload a collection through folder upload to the Kindle cloud, it is only possible via Google Chrome.
- In case you need to search and edit the contents of books. Locate the “Search your Amazon Drive” box in the upper right corner of the page.
- Type in the file name, extension, or folder name, and press Enter on the keyboard. Of the results, you will find that your book comes up. You can either edit it or remove it altogether. However, be careful when you delete the book from the cloud. When you do remove it from the cloud, the book will not appear on any Kindle device at another place.