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 1.1

* Added support for Share Extension so you can easily save to Instapaper from other macOS apps.
* Inline Twitter support for saving links directly from
* Ctrl+S shortcut for saving pages in Safari.
* Support for pasting passwords in login screen.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

All of my usual names are taken ,

Works well, BUT...

It needs to support the ability to either auto-fill the credentials via a password manager or at the very least allow one to paste the password in.

Thanksfully, logging in shouldn't need to be done often.

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 😉

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. :)


Instapaper Holdings, Inc.
2.8 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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