Amazon is making it a little easier to read the Web on your Kindle device. The company has launched a “send to Kindle” feature for open-source Web browser Mozilla Firefox. By installing the add-on to their Mozilla Firefox browser, users can send articles and other content to their Kindle devices with the touch of a button.
Based on a variety of estimates, Firefox has about a 20% market-share among Web browsers. Amazon has other “send to Kindle” functionality: on Google’s Chrome browser (about 30% share); on Android devices; on PC and Mac desktops; and from various email clients.
Here’s more from Amazon’s Kindle forum:
Sending web content to Kindle is now easier than ever.
We are excited to announce “Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox,” adding another convenient way to send content from the web to Kindle. Add the Send to Kindle button to your Mozilla Firefox browser to quickly send news articles, blog posts, and other web content to your Kindle to read anytime, everywhere on Kindle devices and reading apps. Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox makes web articles easier to read-we send just the content you want and not the distractions.
You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle library for re-download later. With Whispersync, your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps (with the exception of PDFs).
“Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox” is available for free download at http://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle/firefox. Support for Google Chrome is available. Support for Apple Safari is coming soon.