Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Offering a variety of features that go beyond mere webpage saving, Instapaper for iOS helps you quickly save the online content you want to view or read for offline reading.
Customizable: Instapaper for iOS comes with brightness control and a dark mode that are helpful when reading content in dark areas. You can also easily change the font style, size, and even spacing.
Automatic syncing of Highlights: All the texts you highlight are automatically saved in your other mobile devices. Highlights are quickly created by selecting texts and choosing the "Highlight" option.
Built-in Web browser and more: The app has its own browsing capability for previewing links, so you don't have to open another app. It also offers additional features such as the ability to view articles shared by other Instapaper users on social media. Additionally, you can create an Instapaper account through the app, without having to open a Web browser.
Costly subscription-based functions: The app adds four more functions if you pay for a subscription: the ability to "send to Kindle," full text article search, the use of third-party apps, and an ambiguous "additional functionality on the Instapaper Web site." To emphasize, you need to pay just to do a text search for articles, as this is disappointingly not a core function of the app. Worse, subscriptions are only for definite periods, quarterly, semi-annually, or yearly.
Limited number of articles saved on a device: The app allows only up to 500 articles to be saved on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. This somewhat compels you to pay for the subscription since there are no limits on the number of articles saved on your account on the Instapaper website.
If you are only interested in saving a webpage for later offline viewing, iOS 7 Safari already has the solution you need -- you just have to tap on the "Share" button on Safari to find the "Add to Reading List" button next to "Bookmark." Consider Instapaper only if you need more advanced features.
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch's screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don't have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you're commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line. Need something to read? You can browse articles that your friends posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Or browse the Editor's Picks, curated by hand from the Instapaper community's most-saved stories. Sending to Instapaper is supported by over 150 other iPhone and iPad apps! You can even send long emails to Instapaper to read later.CORE FEATURES: - Saves most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for the iPhone and iPad screens - Distraction-free reading environment gets out of your way so you can focus on the content- Everything you download is then available **OFFLINE**, so you can read whenever you want, even on airplanes, subways, or Wi-Fi-only devices away from internet connectionsPLUS: - Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins- Dark mode and brightness control for night reading- Folders for organization- Dictionary and Wikipedia lookups - Tilt scrolling, page-flipping - Share via email, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinboard, Evernote, or other supported apps- Rotation lock- Preview links in the built-in browser without leaving the app- Download up to 500 articles on your iPhone or iPad, and store unlimited articles on the Instapaper website - Search your entire reading history (available via in-app purchase)ACCOLADES:- Featured by Apple many times in the App Store, including both the iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame- Macworld Editor's Choice Award- Featured in Wired, TIME, Daring Fireball, TechCrunch, PCMag, TUAW, The Next Web, and many more magazines, newspapers, and websites
What's new in this version:
- Completely redesigned iPad list interface as a grid with sidebar- Redesigned iPhone interface with a black-and-white theme- Multi-select articles in list to archive, delete, or move in bulk- Search Subscription: the $1/month Subscription from the Instapaper website is now available in the app via In-App Purchase. It's called Search Subscription, and it adds server-side searching of the *full contents* of every article you've ever saved. This replaces the old downloaded-articles-only search in ... See all new features »