Ten Things You Can Do with Your eBook Reader

So, you've spent a chunk of change on an e-book reader or you've received one as a gift: what now?

Last week anonymous friend #1 told me that she had seriously considered purchasing a Kindle but deleted it from her shopping cart because she didn't want a device that only did one thing.

Well, for me, there's more to e-book reader ownership than buying and reading e-books. Specifically, you can use most software programs, simple or complex, to create a text or image file that your device can read. All you have to do is upload this text to your device so that you can access it.

Here are ten things I store on my e-book reader:

  • Resumes
  • Favorite Recipes
  • Shopping wish list
  • Birthday Lists with present requests
  • Favorite Pictures
  • Manuals
  • Handbooks Address Books
  • Media Inventory(CD's, D.V.D's, etc.)
  • Address Book
  • Inspirational pictures, quotes, letters, etc.

Great Storage Solution

It's all about the storage. Think about it: all those pieces of paper, booklets, pictures, manuals, just floating around your house. Scan them and load them into your e-book reader. and no more frantic searches for the information you needed YESTERDAY!

Just Scan It

Sure, scanning can be a chore but some of the documents you need may already be in a digital format and easy to load onto your reader. And, if you don't own a scanner or you hate this chore, ask someone else to do it for you. Either you can pay them or swap a chore to get it done. If you're too embarrassed to ask someone, go to a shop where you can buy time to use a scanner and I'll bet you get this chore done in no time with the store's state-of-the-art scanner that does everything from copy your image to converting it into any type of file you can think of :jpeg, pdf, etc.

With Just a little bit of help

With just a little bit of creativity and knowledge, you can get more use out of your device. I'm thinking of devoting a kindle to being a scrapbook. Got any ideas?