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Instapaper for Android

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Key Details of Instapaper

  • A simple tool to save web pages for reading later.
  • Last updated on April 7, 2024
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Instapaper captures all those articles you don't have time to read on your Android device and saves them so you can read them offline and, better yet, with no ads, comments, or other distractions. It's totally easy to use, too: Just share the article with Instapaper, open the app, select the title, and read it at your leisure.

Pros

Just what users want: In most cases, Instapaper saves the story and related images and links but not unwanted content like links, ads, and comments.

Black-and-white: Instapaper's text-heavy, newspaper-inspired interface and fonts is plain but clean and efficient. We actually found many stories far easier to read in Instapaper than their own sites.

Accurate capture: Instagram never failed to capture photos and links associated with stories we shared.

Cons

Small pics: Images were clear, but some were resized, and others didn't link to larger images like in the Web versions. All the text hyperlinks we tried worked fine, though.

Sponsorships: Sponsored ads usually aren't blocked, so they will appear in your Instapaper version.

Bottom Line

Instapaper is a great idea that has the potential to save you time and data charges, but it's also a handy way to keep track of the stories you want to read and, in many cases, get a better, more legible way to read them.

What's new in version 5.0

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

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
June 13, 2012
Latest update
April 7, 2024
Version
5.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Android
Operating System
Android 13.0
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
313
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

A simple tool to save web pages for reading later.
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your tablet or phone's screen. 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.CORE FEATURES: - Saves most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for tablet and phone 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- Automatic Dark mode switching for sunset times in your location (not all devices support this feature)- Folders for organization- Share via web browser and any app that supports sharing- Rotation lock- Download up to 500 articles on your phone or tablet, and store unlimited articles on the Instapaper websiteRecent changes: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 devicesContent rating: Low Maturity