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Instapaper

by Instapaper Holdings, Inc.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.9.2
  • Fixed Crashes after updating to Android 4.4

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0088YACP8
  • Release Date: June 5, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,181 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product 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 connections
  • Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins
  • Dark mode and brightness control for night reading

Product Description

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 connections

PLUS:

- 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 website

Technical Details

  • Size: 5.8MB
  • Version: 2.9.2
  • Developed By: Instapaper Holdings, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paid for app then required to buy subscription January 31, 2014
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Buyer beware as you will have to buy a subscription in addition to app price. I would not have bought app if was made clear that a subscription was also required. Make the app free if you are going the subscription model.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading December 5, 2012
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The software allows users to rip text off of any web article and resize and format it into a readable format. Bottom line reading in a font and size thats comfortable with no viagra ads..

The software setup on kindle fire requires you to create a bookmark and sign up for an account. To mark an article bookmark the page and it will automatically show up in the app. The kindle app also allow column views of article text. Very nice if like magazine or newsprint style layout.

One final benefit is the formatted article can be shared with colleagues. To share click the arrow button at bottom of article this will bring you to a dialogue box which with a button click allows users to share a link to article. Research can be shared with individuals or a group depending on your mail setup.

Great product for anyone who has to read a number of articles on the internet and is tired of scrolling around the page to try to read entire article.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now on all my devices...fantastic! June 6, 2012
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I'm finally catching up on all those past saved articles sitting on my iPhone. Couldn't believe my ears when I heard about it's existence for android on 5by5. The complete control over the text from fonts to line spacing just makes reading so much easier. Looks beautiful on the Kindle Fire. Love the Meta. Great job!
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK. Not better than Pocket. June 18, 2012
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I'm a long time Pocket (Read It Later) user and gave this a try based on the hope that it would have better server side parsing of articles. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and it does grab articles better, and that's a very good thing. The other good thing is that it generally looks pretty good, especially on Kindle.

My criticisms are: 1) it strays a bit too far from Android norms. They don't have to use Android widgets, but custom UI like swiping for options instead of long-hold flies in the faces of how Android is used. 2) night mode is a mess. It mixes brightness with day mode, flashes bright white a lot, makes links unreadable as dark-blue on black. 3) Support is absent as far as I can tell. I've written them and haven't received so much as an auto-response.

I'm glad Marco is venturing into Android, but as Instapaper for Android stands now I'd still recommend Pocket.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Looks Great if It worked February 20, 2014
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I love Instapaper as a service, and use their apps on other devices. Unfortunately this won't open on my Nexus 5. It just shows the splash screen and then crashes every time. Hopefully this can be addressed, and I'll be happy to give them the 5 stars they typically warrant. It may be that the issue is I'm not using a Kindle Fire, but if so this needs to be marked as incompatible with non-Kindle devices.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For a paid app this one is mediocre February 21, 2014
By gem
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I purchased Instapaper hoping that it would be better than Readability...I was wrong. Although I like that the articles are paginated this app often crashes.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't live without this app February 14, 2013
By Lisa SS
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I have been using Instapaper now for 3 years. I love this app and have installed on both Apple and Android (Kindle Fire) devices and find that it's one the better ones including in comparison to Readability or Read it Later (Pocket) apps. It's the only app that I've been able to render my work/web based courses the easiest. Definitely worth getting if you like to read articles off-line without access to the internet.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Instapaper is a read-it-later person's dream! So easy! One click of a button either in my Kindle Fire apps or web or on my desktop browser and the article I want to read later is instantly prepped and saved to later reading either on my desktop or Kindle app. Then, a quick sync of the Instapaper app on my Kindle and the article are now downloaded on my Kindle for reading at my leisure. I couldn't ask for an easier way do this. I can also organize my articles, mark favorites, archive articles all very simply either through the app or on the web. It's well worth the price, in my opinion. I'm glad I took the chance to buy this app.

My husband now also uses Instapaper on his laptop and Kindle Fire as well. We are both please with this app and the simplicity of how it works.
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