Kindle Documents Relocated To Amazon Cloud Drive

Dave Zatz —  April 16, 2014


Amazon streamlines its ecosystem while continuing the assault on Dropbox:

Starting today, all personal documents that you have archived in your Kindle Library will be available to access, delete, organize, and share from your Amazon Cloud Drive. You can see these documents in a new “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” folder alongside all of your saved content such as photos and personal videos. Also starting today, new documents that you save to the cloud with Send to Kindle will be stored in their native format (e.g. MS Word, TXT) so you can access them anywhere from Amazon Cloud Drive.

5 responses to Kindle Documents Relocated To Amazon Cloud Drive

  1. “Amazon streamlines its ecosystem while continuing the assault on Dropbox”

    If they’re really serious about taking on Dropbox, shouldn’t they put Dick Cheney on the board to counter Dropbox’s addition of Condoleezza Rice?

    (Other than that, a nice and useful feature for those who like storing their docs up in a cloud where someone else has the keys to access them…)

  2. They also appear to have merged the kindle document storage with the amazon cloud drive. I have 10GB of free space now. Unclear if you only get that extra 5GB if you own a physical kindle.

    I’m still not going to use it, but it’s interesting that Dropbox remains the only storage service that only gives 5GB free. (2GB + 3GB for uploading photos from your phone).

  3. Yah, I have 5+5 in my account as well – like you, I assume it’s related to my Kindle hardware. But is it grandfathered or will all new Kindle owners receive this. I activated a loaner Samsung S4 a month or three back and got a bonus 48GB at Dropbox. When I got my Chromebook, I got like an extra 50GB in Google Drive too. So I got more storage than I know what to do with (although those promos have only a 2 or 3 year lifespan).

  4. With the phones, they figure you’ll be buying a new phone in two years, and if you want to keep your cloud storage it had better be a Samsung. New Chromebooks give like a terabyte, I think.

  5. Don’t know if it’s just slow to update, but I’m only seeing five hundred of my books and documents available.