Instapaper 4+

Instant Paper, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 76 Ratings
    • 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 8.6.3

* Safari extension keyboard shortcut can be triggered by either Ctrl+S or Cmd+Shift+S.
* Implement keyboard shortcut for copying text in reader.
* Other minor fixes and improvements to Safari extension.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

CherCherise ,

Better than Pocket

This app wins compared to Pocket for me beucase if it’s good price for Premium and simple design. I only wish the text-to-speech service was less robotic.

opxmadness ,

Pocket Convert

Recently converted from Pocket to Instapaper due to Pocket’s cluttered UI. I get unlimited highlighting and beautiful and simple interface that encourages reading. Definite recommendation to those focused on reading text everyday.

SteamyDinkins ,

Too much fluff, not enough work on the parser

The text parser is far from the best on the market at this point — Apple‘s own Safari reader does a better job of stripping down articles, as does the parser in Fiery Feeds. I regularly use the ‘Report Problem’ button, but never see improvements of clutter or missing image issues.

Worse, the new share sheet extension is a step backward.

First, you often have to open the share sheet multiple times just to get the Instapaper extension to show up.

Second, what used to be a one tap process with a delay is now a screen-blocking process that requires one swipe to clear the screen and a second tap to dismiss the share sheet itself. I can’t think of a single other extension that works this way, but it feels more cumbersome than the old way, which made you wait but at least didn’t require multiple gestures to dismiss.

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

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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