Instapaper 4+

Instant Paper, Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

Instapaper for macOS provides an optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech.

Instapaper has been inducted into the iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame, received Macworld Editor's Choice Award, and has also been featured in publications including Wired, TIME, Daring Fireball, and The Verge, among others.

Core Features:
- Strip away all clutter and save the content of web pages into iOS-optimized formatting.
- Read anywhere! No internet, no problem: access your articles on airplanes, subways, elevators, or away from Internet connections.
- Control every aspect of your reading experience with a variety of font, color themes, and spacing options.
- Find that great quote you want to remember and share? Instapaper makes it easy to highlight and add notes to text in any article.
- Have your Instapaper articles narrated to you with text-to-speech. Just turn up the volume and relax!
- Sort your list of articles by popularity, date, and article length.
- Folders for easy organization.

Instapaper also offers an optional Instapaper Premium subscription for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. With Instapaper Premium you receive:

- Full-text search for articles in your account
- Unlimited highlights and notes.
- Text-to-speech Playlist to seamlessly listen to multiple articles.
- Unlimited use of the speed reading feature to help you get through articles up to 3x faster.

On sign up for Instapaper Premium, payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 8.1.1

* Added support for Highlights & Notes!
* Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Minton71 ,

Intuitive research app

I usually don't bother with writing reviews but this app deserves credit. Particularly the intuitive way it can easily find and transfer notes between the various platforms (One Note, OmniFocus) I'm using for research planning.
Also easy to read and the speed reading function is appropriate

_kalm ,

Love the app but hate the scroll bar

I love using Instapaper and linking it with IFTTT to automatically add articles.

The one thing that is infuriating is that if you have scrolling enabled (which is the way I want to progress through an article), you can accidentally touch the scroll bar with your thumb as you scroll and you suddenly go shooting off in the complete opposite direction and lose your place. It would be so much better if there was an option to disable the ability to drag on the scroll bar. No other app I use has this behaviour so it is always a rude shock when it occurs in Instapaper

Developer Response ,

Thanks for letting us know where you're experiencing some difficulty with Instapaper. We'll keep changes to scroll bar behavior in mind for the future.

PatDunstan ,

Some bugs need fixing, otherwise awesome app

technical issues


Facebook cannot contact “there is an issue with sites Facebook login”
From the main settings menu on the iPhone app, there’s a section called “shortcuts” which supposedly give you the option to add new action to the iOS shortcuts menu on the home screen
Problem with this, two of the action options are dysfunctional
“Random” sends you to the Instapaper home screen
“Last saved” opens the app before crashing it
There is a switch in the settings menu which says “unread count”. This also doesn’t do anything


It would be nice to have “shuffle” or “random article” feature within the app, as well as an “unread articles” and “recently saved” view
It would also be super handy to bw able to “filter” saved articles by criteria, such as “minutes to read”
Also updated voices :)
Thanks 🙏😊

App Privacy

The developer, Instant Paper, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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