Frankly, I find reading long articles on the web a pain. Computer monitors just aren’t meant for long-form reading and most websites’ design is horrible with bad typography and distracting adds and unnecessary page breaks. So I like to use Instapaper to save articles and later download to my Kindle. I’ve been doing this almost ever since I got my Kindle and it makes my life much easier.
There are several ways you can get web content to your Kindle, and although Instapaper works for me, it may not be your best choice. Gizmodo has an article that covers most of the options, including other read-later apps like Pocket and Readability, Amazon’s own apps, and some others. If you haven’t tried one of these, give it a shot – you may find yourself reading a lot more web content (which, of course, may or may not be a good thing).
As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What you need is a dedicated reading device, free from social media pings, email alerts, and other distractions—and that’s where Amazon’s Kindle comes in.
The Kindle comes with its own experimental web browser installed, but it’s not very good. Ideally, you want to be able to save articles on the web and then read them later on your Kindle when your laptop’s closed down and you have time to think. Fortunately, there are plenty ways to accomplish this.