AKA The Software, Kindle Tools, and Kindle sites that will help you Get the Most out of Your Kindle/ Kindle 2.
There are a lot of people who’re doing excellent Kindle related work. This is a partial list. If you have something that belongs on this list please do add a comment (and please do indicate your involvement).
Kindle Tools and Software
- Kindle for iPhone – Must-Have if you have an iPhone or iTouch.
- Mysteria – Great Reminder Tool that lets you keep reminders for when books become available in Kindle format.
- Calibre – Kovid Goyal’s One-Stop solution to most of your ebook needs.
- InstaPaper – A fast, easy, free tool to save web pages for reading later.
- Kindle Feeder – Send RSS feeds to your Kindle or Kindle 2.
- Alex Yatskov’s Mangle (Manga + Kindle) software that lets you create manga for the Kindle.
- Free Kindle Calendar.
- Free Kindle Weeekly Planner.
- Skweezer – Take any page and “squeeze” it into a smaller version more readable on K1/K2.
- NEW! K2Helper – A tool accessible through the kindle’s browser that lets you use a basic notepad. You have to register using your email.
Kindle Conversion Tools
- MobiPocket Creator, Publisher Edition.
- Calibre – One-Stop solution is right.
- Stanza for Mac.
- Jesse Vincent’s On-Kindle PDF and ePub convertor (Read the warnings).
- AutoKindle takes PDF, Lit, PDB, CHM, and HTML files and converts them to .mobi.
Kindle Games, Cool Stuff
- Star Charts optimized for the Kindle. Courtesy Roban Kramer, and found at Kindle Korner.
- Towers of Hanoi Puzzle by Edouard Lucas
- Tic Tac Toe for Kindle 1 player Vs computer. Tested and Recommended
- Tic Tac Toe for 2 Players.
- Optical Illusions game/thing(untested).
- Reversing Everything Blog – Kindle Hacks. Igor’s original Kindle Hacks/Tips post. Most only work on Kindle 1.
- Run your own Screensavers – Go to this page, and see Post #41 for directions and the code. Heed the warnings – this is risky.
- Kindle 1 Font Mod Tool.
- Jesse Vincent’s PDF and ePub conversion Tool. This is risky so heed the warnings.
- Jesse Vincent’s hack to connect your Kindle 2 to the Internet via a USB connection to your computer (rather than WhisperNet).
- Jesse’s hack/tool to convert ePub files to .mobi format (which the Kindle 2 supports).
- AppleScript to email text from online newspaper articles to your Kindle.
There are other hacks available that aren’t listed. Do a google search.
Free Kindle Books and Deals
- Kindle Store – Kindle Deals.
- BookMonk (coded by me) – You can search for just free books. Update: some problems due to Amazon API changes.
- My Free Books posts – More free kindle books than you can read.
- New Free Books in the Kindle Store list.
- Free Kindle Book Sites List.
- ManyBooks – The Kindle compatible url is http://mnybks.net.
Sept 2011: Our Kindle Tips App is out. It’s just $1 and has 130+ Kindle Tips collected over 3.5 years of Kindle blogging experience. Please do take a look – you can even add your own tips, you can run a slideshow, and you can mark tips as favorites.
- Top 25 Kindle 2 Tips. A few apply to K1.
- Top 25 Kindle Tips. Some apply to K2.
- At MobileRead, Mike L figured out free samples without WhisperNet (iPhone/iTouch needed).
Kindle Community – Blogs and Forums
- Kindle Forums at Amazon.
- Kindle Korner – The most members of any Kindle Group or Forum.
- Len Edgerly’s Kindle Chronicles. A weekly podcast with interviews, kindle tips, news and cool stuff.
- Book Summit Kindle Social Network (run by me) – A great place to meet fellow kindle owners. Comes with a mobile version that works on your iPhone and Kindle.
- Jesse Vincent – Kindle Hacking Blog.
- MobileRead Forums – Especially good for the technically inclined.
- Teleread.org – Covers a lot of Kindle related stuff.
- Andrys’ A Kindle World – Andrys updates it regularly and the signal to noise ratio is very high.
Is that 50? Actually it’s 42 Kindle 2 Tools, Kindle 1 Tools, and websites. However, we’ll get the list to 50 soon enough.