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 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 Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections.
- Save to Instapaper from other iOS applications with one tap.

Additional Features:
- 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 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch 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 7.8.3

* Temporarily disabled Alex text-to-speech voice due to crashes in recent iOS version.
* Updated default text-to-speech voice to Siri.
* Text-to-speech support for Norwegian.
* Fixed issue with transparency in share sheet.
* Other minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
648 Ratings

648 Ratings

capncuddles420 ,

functional but really buggy

it’s like instapaper can’t afford a decent programmer to keep its app up to date with iOS or even weed out the bugs that have plagued it for like ever. when i set the color to white on black (dark mode), instapaper automatically reverts back to black on white if i leave the app, even for just a few seconds. the options for dark mode within the app settings are “off” or “automatic by sunset”, neither of which is just, simply, “on”. the UI element that appears when you save a link to instapaper from safari (the white bar that comes across the top of the screen) is now visually broken on both iPad and iPhone, since instapaper didn’t bother to use the iOS 13 beta testing and development period to update the app for the new systems and interfaces. if you want a service that aggregates and downloads your news articles for easy access and later retrieval, or if you want to get around the ny times paywall, instapaper is a good choice. it may be the best choice of this type of service out there for all i know. but the fact that it can’t even minimally keep up with the rate that mobile interfaces evolve shows that the company isn’t investing enough in its users. do you need to increase the subscription cost? id pay another dollar or two a month if it means you’ll be able to keep instapaper up to date and finally do something about the horde of minor but annoying bugs infesting your product. (also, you need to update your macOS safari extension)

joehutsko ,

Needs fixes many fixes - used to be one of my apps ever

Update after developer review: they’re aware of issues and working on fixes and improvements, so that ups it to 3 stars; happy to go 4 stars once the spacing issue is fixed with upper and lower borders on iPhone X in iBooks pagination mode, then 5 stars once they dim out the Home indicator. Thank you for listening, Instapaper folks. 🙌🏼📖📰👀

Update for 7.5.2 on Jan 23, 2018, which purportedly hides Home indicator when you’re in full screen mode, however, I just tried it, in full screen mode, after closing all apps and restarting, and the home indicator is still there no matter what I try. See below comments with hopes those will get fixed as well as they’re still sane after 7.5.2.

Previous: I’ve been a huge fan of Instantpaper for many many years, I love it, but one thing that’s always bugged me, is that there is no full justified text feature to make the margins on either side balance out like you can with Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc. Also, the pagination feature to use iBooks like page turns on an iPhone 10 just doesn’t work properly, there’s a huge gap at the bottom of every page, while the top part of the screen and the text is way too close to the upper edge, I just need a simple fix, and maybe that will get fixed along with the lack of full justification, that would be so nice, that I would give it five stars again.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for any inconvenience, the home bar hiding works on fast pagination as expected but not iBooks due to some technical differences (which I'd be more than happy to outline the specifics of if you want, just let us know at We should be able to introduce support for it for the iBooks pagination display in a future update. We're also working on a variety of pagination improvements for future releases and I've filed a request for justified text so we can keep it in consideration. Let me know if there's anything else. Cheers!

Cirsp ,

Update: Crashes all the time

With the new IOS 13 on an iPhone XR, TTS crashes constantly now. It doesn’t matter if I’m in light mode or dark mode, it won’t make it through one article until it crashes. I’m still on a hunt for a replacement app for Instapaper considering how many bugs have yet to be addressed and now these new series of bugs that have cropped up. I even went ahead and paid for the premium part of this app and have regretted it since issues and complaints seem to go unanswered. Please post if you are using a similar app that isn’t plagued with bugs that also has TTS!

Old Review:
I’m really disappointed in this App. This was my go to app for saving and reading articles for later, surpassing Pocket. Now I’ve switched to Pocket bc of the constant bugs that still plague the App that go unanswered AND most importantly the sudden change of our once free services to having to go to their website and pay for the services. I do not just want to give my credit card out without any option for secure payment, and features like text to speech multiple articles while driving are now paid. Change the App back to what it was before, otherwise you would lose another customer to your competitors.


Instapaper Holdings, Inc.
54.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Instapaper Premium $2.99
  2. Instapaper Premium $29.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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