Posted by Larry Short
Amazon truly has created the best reading experience on your Web browser, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. And with Amazon’s Free Reading Apps you don’t even need to own a Kindle to use their service!
I like the Kindle DX. I know what you’re thinking, me and couple other people bought the device. For the record, some estimates state DX sales amount to about 11% of Kindle sales figures. In any case BIG is better because the DX’s 9.7″ E Ink display makes it the best form factor to view PDF files. And my favorite way to use that cool display is to create flash cards using Microsoft PowerPoint. To maximize the flash card’s readability I use an 18-24 point font size and convert any photos or diagrams to grayscale. (You can download an example of my deck from my public SkyDrive folder.) When you are finished with your own deck, save the file in PDF format. Be sure to pick the “Minimize size” option on the menu. This will be important if you use Amazon’s Whispernet to deliver the file to you Kindle.
After that it is an easy matter to copy finished PDF file to “documents” folder on your Kindle by transferring the connect via a USB cable.
Alternately, you can use the Kindle Personal Documents Service to send personal documents to your Kindle device and your Kindle Library through the Send to Kindle application or your Send-to-Kindle e-mail address.
The new Send to Kindle application is a really cool add-in the Windows Explorer.
Unfortunately, the Personal Documents Service fee for Whispernet is 15 cents per megabyte inside the United States and jumps up to 99 cents per megabyte when traveling outside the country. But if you can afford a DX, then I guess you can afford the fees? Especially if you get a raise at work for passing the PMP exam!