HN to Kindle

Reading Hacker News on Kindle Reading Hacker News on Kindle

1. Enter your 'Send to Kindle Email Address' from your Kindle e-book reader or Kindle App (available in settings)

2. Copy the email id below to your 'Approved Personal Document E-mail List' on the Amazon website of your region.

3. You will now receive top Hacker News stories on your Kindle. You will receive several stories first time and after that as and when a story meets the selection criteria(see change log). Since there's no way to know whether you are using HN to Kindle and that it costs effort, money to keep running this service it is limited to 15 days trial. Please consider subscription to continue service with more features after trial period. All subscription features are available for free during the trial period.
Subscription after trial costs one time 5 USD(parity adjusted) for a lifetime of subscription.

Support

Please reach out to me on Twitter for feedback or email for support.

Use Cases

Reading Hacker News stories on e-book reader, Apps, filtered by categories. Efficient knowledge assimilation from Hacker News comments using note taking, Highlighting and library functions of Kindle, Sharing legible HN content or just to increase productivity by spending less time on HN but not missing out on great content.

FAQ

  • Can I read the submitted HN story on the Kindle?
    Yes, When the title is clicked the story opens in the Kindle browser on the e-Reader (or) browser on the mobile. With recent Kindle software update(v.5.13.7), Kindle browser is able to load content from most websites.
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  • Can I comment on Hacker News using my Kindle browser?
    You do you, Masochist.
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  • HN to Kindle becomes overwhelming on my Kindle?
    HN to Kindle could send about 20 HN stories per day to your Kindle and there are couple of things you can do to prevent being overwhelmed by it.
    1. Set your favourite categories using 'Category Filtering' feature to receive content only when the story is about that category.
    2. Use 'Send HN item to Kindle' feature to send specific stories or comments from Hacker News to your kindle with category filtering in place.
    3. Don't try to delete the HN content one by one, Let it arrive, Read what you want and then delete the downloaded content in bulk when you connect your Kindle to your computer.
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  • Can I receive this on my non-Kindle e-reader?
    If your e-reader supports email delivery, Then I can consider adding support for it. Get in touch!

Change log

  • 21 Sep 2021: Added Send HN item to Kindle.
  • 16 Sep 2021: Added classifier based category filtering for subscribers.
  • 21 Jul 2021: Added keyword filtering for subscribers, Login, Fixed bugs which prevented special characters from being displayed properly in the title.
  • 30 Jun 2021: Changed to best stories to limit the number of stories being sent to kindle.
  • 16 Jun 2021: Top comment should be older than 2 hours. To avoid rendering when HN's ranking system hasn't done it's thing.
  • 13 Jun 2021: Fixed a bug which didn't receive all top stories which fit the criteria.
  • 13 Jun 2021: Stories older than 24 hours are not sent.
  • 13 Jun 2021: Fixed a bug which didn't send stories to kindle after the first time.
  • 12 Jun 2021: Story older than 9 hours with at least 20 comments listed as top story by HN is selected for sending to kindle.