Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Recenly I stumbled upon an article on a website and figured I'd rather copy-paste it to my Kindle instead of tiring my eyes. The problem is, I know no fast way to fix it, especially with HTML markup inclusive. Are there any tools for that?

share|improve this question

4 Answers 4

Pasting to a kindle is something I do regularly. But not via creating a pdf, as the pdf reader in the kindle only works well with particular kinds of pdf page formats (single column works well, dual column per page is barely readable, for example).

Really, the web-page needs to be formatted from html to kindle-markup by a specific application.

And fortunately, there is such an application. Instapaper. Even more fortunately, it's free.

The setup is a bit fiddly, But once you have it working, and you find a text-heavy web-site you want on your kindle to study further, it works like a dream.

Here is a walk-through of the instapaper/kindle setup


share|improve this answer
The Mobipocket format uses XHTML markup. Mobi, epub, azw, etc. are basically just zipped html files. –  Suzana_K Mar 6 '13 at 22:58

If your browser is Chrome, you can print the current page to a PDF file. There's an addon that does the same thing for Firefox, and probably other browsers. Once you have a PDF file, you can use Send to Kindle and use the Kindle's built-in PDF reader.

share|improve this answer
PDF's not the best option. The output usually looks terrible. –  d33tah Jan 28 '13 at 9:54

If you use Firefox there are several AddOns that will send a website to your Kindle. I use SendToReader and I love it. My Kindle will only receive the article's content without HTML, navigation text or ads. It's free, you only have to create an account and add SendToReader's email address as accepted sender in your Amazon account.

share|improve this answer

I just wrote a desktop program to send the text in clipboard to your Kindle device, just by pressing Ctrl+F3.

share|improve this answer
Mac compability? –  Koray Tugay Nov 20 '14 at 8:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.