It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
Amazon's Kindle Daily Post has announced that it's making it easy for web publishers to add a "Send to Kindle" button to their websites, with The Washington Post, TIME and popular blog Boing Boing among the first to implement the service.
"Have you ever encountered news, blogs, articles and other content on the web that you want to read but don't have time to do so immediately?" the blog post queries. "The Send to Kindle Button lets you easily send that content to your Kindle to read later, at your convenience. Just send once and read everywhere on any of your Kindle devices or free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad and Android phones or tablets."
That should sound quite familiar to users of services like Instapaper and Pocket, who have been serving up content in the exact same way almost since the iPhone debuted. To Amazon's credit, however, Send to Kindle has existed on the Mac, PC, Chrome and Firefox for quite some time as well.
Have a website and want to offer a Send to Kindle button on it? Amazon is offering it free for web publishers, with a separate plugin also available for WordPress blogs.
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