1,000 - 5,000 downloads

  • Good-looking ICS-like layout
  • Ease of use
  • Same features as the browser version
  • Price
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Expert's Review

"Read cutely your Instapapers"

Reviewed by / Mar 27, 2012

Papermill is a app for reading Instapaper bookmarks

Given that an official Instapaper reading app is still missing on Google Play, there are coming up some apps that want to fill that need. Papermill is one of them, one of the best.

If you don't know what Instapaper is, let's say that it's a "read it later"-like service, that's it, it allows you save your browser bookmarks to a reading list accessible whenever you want. What's more, it offers an optimized reading view that removes all the not-needed elements (just text and images in a good-looking layout). Of course, you to subscribe Instapaper first from its website ( Thanks to apps like Papermill you can read it also from your mobile device even offline. It syncs your reading list to your phone, which is quite useful to clear your reading list when you have break-time (like when waiting the bus).

Papermill is set in Holo-layout, that's it, ICS 4.0 blue and black layout. It offers all the features of the web version: sync to read offline, customizable layout, font size, only text, tags, archive... and many more.

Main catch? The price (£2.49) that plus Instapaper paid subscription makes it all quite expensive. Anyway, if you're a dedicated Instapaper user and you own an Android, you can fully enjoy it thanks to Papermill, probably the best Instapaper reader app that you'll find on Google Play so far.. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
Note: you need an Instapaper subscription account to use this app. This is a paid Instapaper account that costs $3 for 3 months and allows third-party applications (like Papermill) to get access to Instapaper's API.

Papermill is a simple, elegant app for reading your Instapaper bookmarks. It focuses on creating a great reading experience while utilising the best of the Android platform's features.

Instapaper is an offline-reading service that allows you to save the text from pages and articles for offline reading later. More information about this can be found here:

Recently changed in this version

- added 3.0+ widget
- modified sharing functionality.

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Comments and ratings for Papermill
  • (67)

    by Rob Terhaar on 05/06/2013

    I used to love this app, but now it crashes right after I open it. No updates from the dev for a long time.

  • (67)

    by Nándor Dévai on 27/02/2013

    It does not sync folders. If it did, it would be much better than the official client.

  • (67)

    by Ben Klaasen on 16/02/2013

    The app is buggy and is no longer maintained. It ought to be pulled from the Play store.

  • (67)

    by yunlong hu on 08/01/2013

    support chinese,thank you

  • (67)

    by A Google User on 26/11/2012

    Would very much welcome a night mode for the settings.

  • (67)

    by Spennie on 27/04/2012

    Love the app but could it be at all possible to use push updates or even an update interval for downloading new articles. I like the idea of an update time, though. Would love to see the option to resize text, too.

  • (67)

    by R on 26/04/2012

    I read comments you made via the Verge and wanted to say that not all Android users are cheap. This Instapaper app is so late to the party that people won't be flocking through the door anymore.