Instapaper – Saves most web pages as text only

[App] Instapaper

InstapaperInstapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted.

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

Instapaper user reviews :

I used to use Pocket but constantly had random articles popping up that I never saved about things I don’t care about. If there is a way to turn it off, I couldn’t figure it out, hence, installation of Instapaper. I love Instapaper! It does exactly what I want which is to save articles I find online that I want to read later when I have the time. It also lets me categorize everything and I can highlight whatever I want. I pay for whatever the cheapest option is and I have 0 complaints.

I like the simple interface. However, the speak functionality reads apostrophes out loud, which makes it very difficult to follow. For example, the sentence “it’s good” would be pronounced “itandarepose s good”. I suggest simply stripping the apostrophes from the text that’s sent to the text to speech system.

There seems to be an issue when using the speak feature where it removes paragraphs and headings when it reads them aloud. I don’t know if that’s intentional, but I really hope not because I like to follow along in text when it’s being read aloud. Aside from that, the app itself is very useful and I find it easy to read different articles I save with the clean design and other useful features.

So close to excellent; but the page scrolling to match text to speech has never really worked, and it loses my place in the current article when I close the app. It also won’t handle pdfs well, and won’t let me email text to my list. I’d love to be a premium subscriber, but the features are kind of ridiculously minimal and buggy, and have been for years with little improvement.

I’m a premium subscriber. I found some major flaws in Instapaper: (1) Search option is useless- it always shows very irrelevant and strange result, (2) Sometimes the highlights and notes are lost or vanished, (3) It doesn’t capture all photos in an article, (4) Some articles are not fully captured, (5) The text-to-voice option is robotic, (6) The Android app is not updated for more than a year, and (7) The UI is a bit outdated. These are very frustrating!

My favorite feature of Instapaper is the highlight feature. It turns (nearly) every web page into my own personal book/paper that I can highlight, mark up and save for later. I can integrate it into other apps so my highlights are saved there, too. I used to use Pocket for all my read later articles, but it’s missing this feature (at least, it’s not as useful). The one thing I miss about Pocket is that it always saves the url I bookmarked. Sometimes instapaper loses the url. Frustrating.

Very simplistic design, easy to use, great for downloading articles to read (or listen to) later. This app is absolutely must have. I have a suggestion to the devs to work on the text to speech. Ideally have it work with the standard phone audio so that it can be paused and played using standard controls. I use the speak function to read out articles and wiki pages on the go and having the ability to pause and play and remember the location of the last read would be insanely good.

I like it. Personally prefer it over Pocket. Even so, improvements would be welcome. A sub-folder feature per se, or the ability to take notes on videos. There’s also some bugs. For example, when taking long notes on highlights, you can’t scroll down while writing. You’re forced to hop over to the web app which kind of beats the point of having a mobile version. Videos and pictures from the original source are usually not loaded. Et cetera. Conclusion, the app still needs a lot of work.

Instapaper is great and IMO it’s better than other similar solutions. Simple, yet so elegant. Love the way Instapaper looks and feels. However the app itself needs some polishing. I’ve encountered an annoying bug and noticed some outdated looks. It doesn’t work on devices with the notch properly. Also it desepeately needs a tagging system. Still, it’s perfectly usable and once I get confortable enough I’d be willing to subscribe. AND it doesn’t have ads!

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