In my previous review of Instapaper, I covered what the service can do for you, such as saving web pages and long emails for viewing at a later time. However, what I failed to expound on was just how extensively the service has been implemented in other popular applications. Twitter clients, news apps, feed readers and others have succumbed to Instapaper allure and embedded a way to save articles to your account in their code base.
Twitter client TweetBot has Instapaper’s service executed in a way that harks back to Steve Jobs’ vision of a multi-touch UI. A simple tap and hold brings up a menu, in which the option to “Send to Instapaper” is at the very top. Osfoora for iPhone also executes Instapapers service in a similar manner, except all it requires is a single tap on a link you’d like to save for later. Chances are your favorite Twitter client supports Instapaper.
Feed Reader Pulse has earned its spot in Apple’s Hall of Fame by offering a beautiful and engaging way to catch up on recent events. Instapaper enriches the experience by allowing you to quickly skim over lengthy news articles, save them and then go over said articles with a fine-toothed comb later. Continue reading
Have you ever stumbled across an interesting, albeit lengthy, article on the web that you’d love to read, but don’t have the time necessary to dedicate to it? Well tech writer and coffee enthusiast, Marco Arment, has the perfect solution with his app, Instapaper. Instapaper is a service which allows you to save long articles, emails and blog posts for later viewing, even if you’re not connected to the Internet. It is supported by over 150 iPhone and iPad apps and has been critically acclaimed by highly respected newspapers, magazines and top blogs. Instapaper offers a clean, streamlined UI that is indicative of Marco’s attention to detail.
Instapaper has the required API’s to allow you to save web pages as text-only for optimized viewing on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad at a later time. It takes a few steps to get it set up in the Safari browser –mostly due to Apple’s limitations– but once you do, saving content is as easy as riding a tricycle. Instapaper includes the ability to adjust fonts, text sizes, line spacing and even margins. A Dark mode and brightness control is added in for any night reading you may want to do. And to top it off, everything you save is then available offline, so you can read whenever you want, including on WI-FI-only devices and wi-fi-less transcontinental flights. Continue reading