Instapaper comes a bit late to the read-it-later apps party for Android

June 4, 2012
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    Instapaper, one of the major players in the read-it-later apps space, just made an appearance on Google Play. Coming a little late to the party, it’s quite interesting that Marco Arment, the app’s developer, decided to make the app available for a fee. The decision is surprising, since you can grab similar apps, like Pocket (previously Read It Later) for free,  which makes Instapaper come off as a bit pricey.

    But maybe that’s just me. Some of you might find it perfectly reasonable to spend $2.99 for Instapaper, and I won’t prevent you from spending your own money.

    That said, here’s a quick round-up of what Instapaper for Android allows you to do:

    • save most web pages as text only
    • read without distraction by allowing you to focus on content
    • read pages you’ve saved offline
    • adjust reading fonts, text sizes, line spacing and margins
    • read on dark mode and adjust brightness control when reading at night
    • switches to dark mode automatically
    • organize folders
    • share via web browser
    • lock rotation
    • download up to 500 articles on your Android phone or tablet

    And if you are really interested in getting this app, The Verge made a hands-on video when they were given preview access to the app. Their verdict? – Instapaper for Android is not as good as the iOS version, but is better than other read-it-later third party apps.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Jobless/100003045316035 Steve Jobless


      The Verge made a hands-on video when they were given preview access to the app. Their verdict? – Instapaper for Android is not as good as the iOS version, but is better than other read-it-later third party apps.”

      The verge are basically made up of apple fanboys. Why listen? They are indirectly saying that apps on android are not as good as on ios without justifications.

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