Instapaper Makes Reading Online Content Fun and Easy

A clever young man named Marco wrote an awesome little web service called Instapaper. If you ever find an online article you’d like to read, but are annoyed by the text size, the ads, clicking to change pages (each one with more ads), or your inability to pick up the article and go somewhere else, you need this.

Instapaper is really simple:

  1. Drag this link to your bookmarks bar: Read Later,b=d.body,l=d.location;try{if(!b)throw(0);d.title='(Saving...) '+d.title;z.setAttribute('src',l.protocol+'//'+encodeURIComponent(l.href)+'&t='+(new Date().getTime()));b.appendChild(z);}catch(e){alert('Please wait until the page has loaded.');}}iprl5();void(0) "Read Later")
  2. Whenever you’re on an article you want to read later, online or offline, at your leisure, click “read later.”
  3. That’s it. You can access all of your content at

image from Instapaper syncs between the web and your phone, which is sweet. If I’m reading something on the computer and need to go somewhere, I can keep reading it wherever I am. It uses crazy-ass technology magic to remove all the ads, pictures, and weird formatting from articles, so all you have is beautiful, distraction-free text.

I haven’t touched another iPhone app in a while.