When using "send to kindle" feature (e.g. through Readability), is there any way to put the files on Kindle into some folder, not into main directory?

Usually I send some articles to read them later, but then they end up in main folder and there's a big mess. If they could be stored under some folder, e.g. "articles" that would be much cleaner. Any way to do so?

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The equivalent in Kindle to folders is collections. Usually you can create this on the ebook reader yourself.

This Kindle help document https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201733490 indicates that there is a cloud component to collections on later devices, but I don't know what this means for kindle apps.

For the Android Kindle app's main screen, when you keep holding down on the ebook title,a + option will appear which allows you to add to collections.

UPDATE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201715640 "Note: Collections created on devices or apps that support Cloud Collections cannot be imported to devices and apps that do not support Cloud Collections. Any existing collections you’ve created on non-supported devices will not change and will not be available in the Cloud."

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    Yes I know about collections, though the question is similar - is there a way to automatically add to specific collection? There's already a question on that, but without answer... so I did not include this part into question. And as adding to collection is more important - for grouping files "logically", I'd also like to keep files and folders clean "physically".
    – sinnerinc
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 21:16
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    This link might help amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201715640 . I'm guessing the interface issue is that when something is stored in collections it also appears on your home screen. Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 23:46
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    Thanks, though it says about managing collections online, not mentioning either how to store sent file in specific folder or add to collection automatically...
    – sinnerinc
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 9:58
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    calibre supports putting into a particular folder, is there similar functionality by mail? Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 2:27

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