The popular and widely used iOS app Instapaper has arrived on Android and available in the Google Play Store. Developers Movelux have decided it’s time for another iOS app to migrate over to the Android platform as so many have before.
Any of you that are not in the know about this app we will give you a quick rundown. Instapaper is "a simple tool to save web pages for reading later," It allows you the user to save content found online to read later. Pretty much like Pocket (Read It Later).
Instapaper,is wildly popular among iOS users, but has – until now – eluded Android users. Looking to quench users’ thirst for the highly desired app, Mobelux has just made Instapaper live in Google’s Play Store.
You can also store content for offline reading, something many users will need and use. You can change many other smaller things like brightness and font size for example and also set in a dark mode for night reading.
The Verge had a hands on and have said it looks very similar to the iOS version, they liked that, but I would say it’s not what I would like myself. It doeshave some issues according to them and these are things like the lack of ability to read full screen and more. Check out the Verge’s hands on here.
It’s in the Google Play Store now priced at $2.99 stateside and that over here in the UK equates to £1.93. Available for Android version 2.2 and up, you can go grab it now with the link below.
Find great web pages wherever you are, then read them at home or on the go, even without an internet connection, on your Android powered tablet and phone.
Simply install the Instapaper app and download your unread articles when you have Wi-Fi or 3G coverage, then you can read them anytime: on the train, on the bus, in an airplane, at the bank, or in your favorite chair. (Goes great with coffee.)
Instapaper for Android has layouts built specifically for small tablets like Kindle Fire and Nook Color, large tablets like the Motorola Xoom as well as most Android phones running 2.1 (Eclair) and up.
It’s just $2.99, and it’s a universal app for both phone and tablet with just one purchase.
Like the Instapaper web interface’s Text option, the app downloads a mostly-text version of each page, using ideal formatting for maximum readability.
You don’t need to zoom in to read the text. And you can’t accidentally side-scroll when reading a long column.
Many more great features, including:
- Adjustable fonts and text sizes
- Dark Mode for night reading
- Syncs your position in each article between multiple Android devices
- Folders for organizing articles
- Native Android sharing
- Lock rotation
- Download up to 500 articles at a time