Instapaper now available for Android

Instapaper is a hugely popular iOS app. It allows you to save web pages as text, text which can be stored offline so you can read it at a later date or when you haven’t got a web connection. The app seems to be phone and tablet optimised in one version. Which is nice quite often you would need to buy the app twice to have the phone and tablet versions.

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Here is the Play Store description.

A simple tool to save web pages for reading later.
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your tablet or phone’s screen. Critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!

Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don’t have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you’re commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.


– Saves most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for tablet and phone screens
– Distraction-free reading environment gets out of your way so you can focus on the content
– Everything you download is then available **OFFLINE**, so you can read whenever you want, even on airplanes, subways, or Wi-Fi-only devices away from internet connections


– Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins
– Dark mode and brightness control for night reading
– Automatic Dark mode switching for sunset times in your location (not all devices support this feature)
– Folders for organization
– Share via web browser and any app that supports sharing
– Rotation lock
– Download up to 500 articles on your phone or tablet, and store unlimited articles on the Instapaper website

The app is available for £1.93 in the Play Store and if you already have this on your iPad or other iOS device then no doubt having it on you Android devices as well be a handy new app for you.

Play Store Link – Instapaper

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  • Craig

    Good article pal.  I’ve always wondered about these apps.  I used to use AvantGo on my old Windows Mobile devices of the past to do something similar, however that was before the advent of inexpensive data coverage.

    I don’t see the point any longer as surely the point of smartphones is to keep people connected and current in terms of information?

    • Anonymous

      It depends on what you’re trying to achieve – I use it to queue up stuff to read (all the better since said stuff is currently delivered to my kindle although that has created a housekeeping problem!).

      So when people tweet interesting articles or I otherwise want to follow up on something that will take a while to read I send it to instapaper and then settle down when convenient to read through the stuff I’ve queued up. Now I have a tablet – I’ll stop the kindle email and run this app instead and that will be my breakfast reading sorted, hopefully with the added bonus of being able to follow and queue up links from the articles I’m reading as well!

      Worth noting that I’m a developer – so there are always lots of technical articles and blog posts that I’d like to read and having a mechanism for deferring these so that I can better manage my time/focus it a winner.