Instapaper

Instapaper

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    262
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 13, 2012
  • Price:
    Purchase; Requires Android phone; $2.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Android

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Editors' Review

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Instapaper is a tool that lets you quickly and easily save articles for reading later, even when you're not connected to the Web. So, if you don't have time to dive into that lengthy blog post or interview, you can easily pull it up when you're ready, with just a few taps.

The way it works is simple. While you're doing your reading in another app, simply go to Android's Share menu and hit Instapaper. From there, Instapaper, will quickly download just the main content of that article, so you can access it later. In most cases, it will get rid of the ads, comments, and other peripheral images, in order to minimize your download. Since Instapaper is in Android's Share menu, you should be able to use it from most other Android apps, including your browser and other news reader apps like Feedly or Google Reader.

When you open up Instapaper, all of your content is front and center, under your Read Later list. There are also buttons to see your Archive or just those items you've Liked. You can even create folders to further organize your saved items, and move items around by tapping the pencil icon on the top right.

The Settings menu lets you set Instapaper's download limits. By default, Instapaper keeps the 100 latest items in your Read Later list, 10 latest on your Liked list, and 10 latest in your Archive. Any older items can only be accessed in your account on Instapaper.com.

Certainly, one of the best parts of Instapaper is its design. Its sleek monochromatic skin feels very much like an e-reader. What's more, the app lets you choose from six different fonts and adjust elements like brightness, text size, line spacing, and column width. There's also a Dark Mode, which gives you white text on a dark background, for better viewing at nighttime.

As beautiful as Instapaper is, there are still a few things it's missing. First, I wish it had more sorting options, like by content type or date added. A search function would work, too. Also, there's no full-screen view, which to me, isn't a deal breaker. However, the always-present menu bars do take away from the whole e-reader feel.

While it's not perfect, Instapaper is still a beautifully sleek app that serves its purpose well. As it's still brand-new to the Android platform, I expect it to only get better from here.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1
New Full screen mode. Double-tap while reading or set to automatic in the settings Background updates. Get new articles even when you aren't actively using the app Title and footer on articlesChanged Tweaked dark mode colors Using system brightness Removed black menu bar on HTC One devicesFixed issues with Going back to bookmark list when deleting or archiving an article on the phone Swiping on bookmark row Logging in Crashing on launch for Meizu MX and M9 devices
General
Publisher Instapaper
Publisher web site http://www.marco.org
Release Date July 04, 2012
Date Added June 13, 2012
Version 1.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7, Android 2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.2 and above.
Download Information
File Size 3.32MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 262
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $2.99

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