Instapaper is a mobile app that allows you to save content that you find online so that it can be read at a later time that's more convenient for you. Not only will it save this content, but it will strip away all the ads and other distracting content so you can focus on the raw images and text. One of the best things about the app is that it saves content for offline viewing, which saves you from having to download the same content over and over when you view it online.
- Optimizes Online Text For Reading Via Mobile Device
- Provides Text-Only Content
- Saves Content For Offline Viewing
- distributes content to kindle devices
- Highly Convenient
- Various Options
- Some In-App Purchases
- Syncing Sometimes Deletes Content
Instapaper is a nice little app that provides one very useful function that most people use it for entirely. When you find an article online during the day, perhaps at work or another time it would be inconvenient or impractical to read a long article, the app will save it for you so you can read it after work or some other time when you can spare the attention. The app also works to provide a reading experience that is as close to reading a newspaper as possible, so the software removes all the online content from the article. This removes any media content, which can be annoying if the article references a video or something other than raw text or images. Like most reader apps for mobile devices, you can control several features of the experience, like the size of the text, font, display orientation, and many more. Since the software works through accounts, it can be synced with certain social media platforms so you can see what your friends are reading. This will also make it easier to save articles that you find on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. As the software has gotten more advanced and received several updates, many of the initial flaws found in the app are no longer an issue. For instance, a bug that created a fully white screen in the app has been removed, and the software now includes more advanced typefaces optimized for those with dyslexia. New view options include the ability to adjust the size of the margins and the spacing between each line text. If you are prone to reading in the dark at night, you'll be able to adjust the brightness directly through the app. The app will automatically sort your articles through a number of metrics that you can set. Those include the length of the article, the date it was saved, its overall popularity online, and random order. Files are organized in folders for intuitive browsing, and the app can receive content from just about any other app that supports content sharing. You can lock the orientation so it stays in your preferred setting, and the app gives you the ability to download up to 500 full-length articles to the device itself. Unlimited articles can be saved to the website for the app. You can even search for specific articles through the app.