10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Highly compatible
- Dark mode
- Highly configurable.
- Needs social integration
- Web version is too simple
- No Lite/trial version
Instapaper gives you a read later bookmark
After becoming the most-known bookmarklet for iOS, Instapaper, powered by Tumblr developers, hits Android OS. It allows you to save webpages, articles and any other resource to read them later, even offline. What's more, it provides a good-looking and friendly layout for making easier reading all that resources. A layout which is highly configurable.
There are other similar resources, some of them have been on Android for a long time. What could be the added-value feature of Instapaper? I would say a high compatibility and integration. Since Instapaper reached great success on iOS, there are already lots of browsers plugins and alternative apps that makes things easier. What's more, it's backed by a professional team of developers.
Regarding features: Instapaper allows you to save to read later lots of resources just by tap "share" button and then selecting Instapaper or through browsers plugins. Likewise, you can add folders and tags to organize your articles, save worthy articles in the archive after reading them or like them.
From setttings you can enable "dark mode" manually or automatically at night. You can re-download articles manually too, sort articles, set prompting and set up download limits.
In summary: Instapaper is set in a good-looking and highly configurable layout, it's simple and user-friendly and it's fully integration with other resources. Highly recommendable.
Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Read offline, even on airplanes, subways, on elevators, or on Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections.
- 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 connections
- Optimized tablet interface
- Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins
- Dark mode and brightness control for night reading
- Sort your list of unread items by popularity, date, article length, and shuffle
- 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 website
- Folders for organization
- Dictionary and Wikipedia lookups
- Tilt scrolling, page-flipping
- Preview links in the built-in browser without leaving the app
- Search, via in-app purchase
* Version 2.2:
- Improved download performance
- Downloaded content will no longer be erased randomly
- Offline sync: managing your articles during offline use will now sync correctly
- Fixed repetitive connection error messages
- Fixed inability to scroll articles list after pull to refresh
- Improved translations
* Version 2.1.2:
- App will detect and save URL in tweets
- Open saved articles in browser
- Immersive mode in Android 4.4
- Password reset option
- Fixed flipping pages by tapping
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Swipe controls are slow and occasionally unresponsive when reading a page. Frequent connection error messages when internet browser works just fine. Using ASUS Transformer Prime TF201. I will adjust my review when the issues are fixed.
Since Pocket became a bloated mess I thought I'd try out the Android version of one of my favourite apps from my iOS days. It's as good as I remember. It does one thing well rather than trying to be everything to everyone like that other app. It's good lo
Like a previous commenter, the app reports my password as incorrect, despite it being accepted in my browser. Have re-installed, tried many times to reset password all to no avail. Hence the app is useless to me. As the commenter I referred to earlier rec
I love instapaper in my ipad but I'm very sorry that I bought it for my android tablet, I simply can't log in because it says my right password is wrong, I already reset it many times, installed the app also many times and sent an email to their support a
Getting better and better. Almost as good as ios version. But, when archiving or moving a article to folder, it didn't return to main ui. so stupid.
Instapaper has trumped Pocket in easy of reading. The tap is so much better than the swipe to flip pages. And it's good to have progress dots above. Now just need to find a way of marking articles read when exporting to Kindle.