New Push to Kindle iOS app

We’ve launched a new version of our Push to Kindle iOS app on the Apple App Store. Push to Kindle converts web articles into e-books, and delivers them to your Kindle account for a better reading experience.

If you like reading articles, but don’t like sitting in front of a bright monitor or phone screen to do it, you might want to give it a go. You’ll be able to read your favourite blog posts or news stories in the same reading environment you use for reading books.

Push to Kindle iOS screenshots

Here’s what’s new in the Push to Kindle app:

We no longer require email addresses to be entered to send articles

The new send mode (on by default) lets you send the article to your Kindle via the official Amazon Kindle app. This is a little slower than using the e-mail sending mode, which you can still enable in settings, but it makes the initial experience much smoother. If you have the Kindle app installed, there is now no longer a need to figure out what your Kindle email address is before you can use Push to Kindle.

Support for Apple Books

In the default send mode (Share EPUB) you can also choose to send the article to your Apple Books app, rather than the Kindle, if you prefer reading that way.

Preview article content

There’s a new preview tab that allows you to see how well (if at all) we’ve been able to extract the article content you want to send to your Kindle. 

Free app with monthly send limit

Another change is that app is now completely free to use if you send no more than 10 articles a month.

For those who want to send more, we offer a $4.99/month subscription option or $34.99/year. The subscription gives unlimited sending in our web app and Android app too. So wherever you subscribe, you’ll be able to use the mobile apps and our web app with the same subscription.

Difference between the mobile app and the browser extensions

Users of our browser extension might find that they get different results using the app. With the browser extensions we’re able to send the article content from your browser tab directly to Push to Kindle.

If you primarily access paywalled articles, you might find that the content can be extracted with our browser extensions but not the mobile apps. The iOS platform doesn’t allow us to extract content in the same way, but we are thinking about workarounds that we might be able to implement.

At the moment, you can get extractions results similar to our browser extensions by using the bookmarklet. But setting that up on mobile requires a bit of work.

What about the previous iOS app?

Users of the old app can continue to use it, but it’s no longer available to download from the App Store and we won’t be making any updates to it.

Try it out!

Get the new Push to Kindle app for iOS

If you have any trouble with the new app, whether it’s errors or content extraction issues, please do let us know. You can email us at [email protected] or post in our forum.