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Instapaper app review: store reading selections for future use

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Introduction

Sometimes you will be browsing the Internet and come across a story/article that grabs your interest but you don't necessarily have time to read it right then. The Instapaper app gives you a way to save this content and store it so that when you do have the time you can enjoy it offline, at your leisure. This app can be used on your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.

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Where this app also offers a huge benefit is that it provides you with just the content so you don't have to wade through all the ads and clutter that seem to busy up the page on the Internet.

Instapaper

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A Simple Reading Experience

The goal with this app is to provide a simple and clean approach to reading content from the Internet. As mentioned you will be able to enjoy just the stories and articles and any time you want without having to worry about an Internet connection. You are able to save the web pages as text online which eliminates all the clutter and extra stuff that adds nothing to your story. At any given time you can store up to 500 articles, which you likely won’t ever need at once.

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This app has won a number of awards and been recognized in places such as TIME, PCMag, and TechCrunch. There are plenty of features worth noting that make the user experience even better.

 

Using the App

Because this app strives to provide you with a smooth and user-friendly experience you can look forward to all kinds of great features. You will be able to customize the reading experience by making changes to the margins, line spacing, font size, and the type of font. If you plan on reading during the night use the night mode for a more comfortable, less harsh experience. Speaking of night and day, there is an automatic sepia and dark mode that will adjust to your location's sunset times.

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To keep yourself organized you can sort and filter your content. You can sort by unread articles, popularity, article length, date, and the reading time. If you come across a word you're unfamiliar with, use the app's built-in Wikipedia or dictionary. Content can always be shared by Evernote, Pinboard, Facebook, Twitter, email, and Tumblr.

It should be noted that you will need to set up an account to use this app, plus the app doesn't offer all features/functions for free. There are subscription packages available that range in price from $2.99 to $11.99.

 

Instapaper

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Provides you with the ability to read content offline
  • Save and store up to 500 stories
  • Share stories by social media and email
  • Plenty of customization features
  • Enjoys an extremely high customer rating score

 

Cons

  • Not all features/tools are free

 

Final Thoughts

It’s hard to find anything but positive things to say about the Instapaper app for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Users love how simple it has been made to navigate, the customization features, and that it’s meant specifically for news hounds.

 

Instapaper

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