Instapaper Save 4+

Save anything. Read anywhere‪.‬

Instant Paper, Inc.

    • 3.5 • 70 Ratings
    • Free



Instapaper Save is the official saving tool for Mac users. Just log into the Instapaper app on your Mac and then click the Instapaper browser button to add any web content to your Instapaper account.

Instapaper allows you to save any web content into a clean, customizable format to ensure that you can read all your content whenever you want and in the formatting that’s best for you. You can start reading a saved item on web and finish it off on a mobile device. The Instapaper apps also store content to the device memory, so you can catch up on your reading in low-connectivity areas.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Introducing Read Now! After saving in Safari, you can click the Instapaper logo to read the article in Instapaper.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

doubleforte ,

Ok first draft

I'm ectatic to have the Instapaper button back in my browser! That said, this first run is a bit meh. The sign-in form wouldn't allow me to paste in my password, so I had to type the long, secure password manually. Ugh. Don't be a paste hater! Also, when clicking the browser toolbar button, the banner to indicate that it worked is quite slow to respond. The old extension was so much faster. Looking forward to verison 1.1. :)

Prometheas ,

Can't paste passwords into login form; otherwise reasonable toe-dip foray into the Mac

Adds a Safari toolbar button that—when clicked upon—sends whatever you're looking at in the current tab to your Instapaper queue, then temporarily displaying the familiar Instapaper banner at the top of the page confirming the operation, and allowing you to optionally file the item somewhere besides the general "inbox".

Glaring bug: the app's login window disallows the ability to paste the password; this silly bug disincentivizes the use of strong, site-specific passwords. Because the system's default password input box supports pasting passwords, it is almost painful that this is the case, and prevents me from granting more than 2 stars for this version.

Fixing this bug will bump my rating to 3 stars.

The path to 4-stars from me would come from the addition of the following capabilities:

1. Keychain support.

2. Support as destination for URL share sheet.

A 5-star product would add the above, system-level capabilities plus third-party password wallet support.

Also, a keyboard shortcut would be lovely 😉

tdhagan ,

Overall pretty good...

Over the past year, they have added the ability to insert saved passwords to the login field so you don't have to type it out each time. That's a huge improvement that should take care of a lot of the less than perfect reviews. I beleive more instructions could be given on how to use this product. It wasn't very clear at first and it took a lot of tinkering to figure it all out. Overall, it serves its purpose.

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