Read Hacker News on Kindle
As a regular HN reader, I know that some of the most interesting content is in the comment section, not necessarily in the article itself. It would be great if I could read the entire discussion offline, on a comfortable e-ink screen.
Features at a glance
I tried my best to keep the same styles as the original HN page.
- Send HN discussion to your Kindle in one click
- Fast! No PDF conversion needed.
- Article usually delivered within a minute*
- Child comments get proper indentation so you understand the context better
- Downvoted comments are grayed out
Easy to navigate
Like any forum, when reading child comments, the conversation could get off-topic real quick.
I wanted to quickly move to the next top-level comment, which usually sets a different context or new perspectives.
KTool makes it easy with a chapter selection by leveraging the built-in Table of Content
KTool supports all Kindle's native features
- Notes & Hightlights
- Themes, Font & Layout
- Dictionary & Wikipedia
- Sync with Kindle mobile apps
- New: now with modern EPUB format
Who am I?
The idea of KTool first came to my mind when I was reading Ask HN: I'm a software engineer going blind, how should I prepare?
I've been wearing glasses since I was 5. My right eye is basically blind. Doctors said there is no chance to cure it.
I was genuinely scared. Like holy shit, if my left eye stops working, my life is done. Since then I've been very conscious about time spent on computer screens.
That's when I started using Kindle-related products: to offload as many reading materials as possible to the Kindle. I was a happy customer of Push to Kindle. Great product!!
Then I ran into multiple limitations which led me to build KTool: a tool to send anything online to Kindle. Blog posts, Twitter threads, Hacker News discussions, RSS, newsletters, your favorite manga... you name it.
I built this specific page for sending Hacker News discussions to your Kindle. If you want to read other content, give KTool a try.
That's me and my daughter, trying to build a profitable Internet business
If you're on Twitter, let's connect. I'm actively #buildinpublic there.