instapaper.jpgPopular read-it-later app Instapaper has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available for free for the first time since its initial 2010 release.

The app is designed to allow users to save and store articles for reading at a later time, stripping away unnecessary page clutter for an unhindered reading experience. Instapaper supports up to 500 articles on the iPad and the iPhone, and it includes an offline mode for reading in areas without cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.

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

Instapaper for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch provides a mobile-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.

Instapaper also integrates with more than 150 other apps, which support saving content within the Instapaper app, and it includes features like adjustable fonts and text sizes, dark modes, brightness control, filters, and dictionary and Wikipedia integration.

Earlier this year, Instapaper developer Marco Arment sold a majority stake of the app to Betaworks, the company that owns Bitly, Digg, and Socialflow.

Instapaper will be free for one week and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Reason077 Avatar
106 months ago
Am I the only one who doesn't "get" Instapaper? Between Flipboard and Safari's built-in reading list, what more does Instapaper get me?

Nice that it's free, though!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
106 months ago
I downloaded this just because it was free, but I too was confused as to why I would need this since as others have already mentioned, Safari reading lists do offline viewing as well.

Since you also need an account to use this app and service, I think I may just pass on this.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pittpanthersfan Avatar
106 months ago
Safari's Reading List feature does offer offline viewing...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandboxGeneral Avatar
106 months ago


I use it to quickly go through my twitter feed...saving links to read later.

That's how I use it mostly.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RabbitLuvr Avatar
106 months ago
I got this free when it was a Starbucks pick of the week. I tried it out, but I prefer Pocket. I just prefer the slick look of Pocket.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sharbeen Avatar
106 months ago
Offline reading is the main selling point, I'd say. I don't think either Flipboard or Safari allow that.

Safari reading list has offline mode.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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