Items tagged with Instapaper

To be clear, it’s not exactly the same thing as Instapaper, but Facebook has reportedly added a “save for later” feature to its iOS app and desktop versions, and the new capability doesn’t bode well for Instapaper or other services that let you save items across the Web for later reading. Facebook’s version will add a “Save” option beneath posts--right next to “Like”, “Comment”, and “Share”--and once users click the button, the item will be stashed in a folder, which can be scrolled through on its own. It’s an archived... Read more...
Was it a coincidence? Perhaps, but the fact remains that according to Mobelux, maker of Instapaper, the “read later” Android app saw downloads skyrocket 600% when the Google Nexus 7 launched. According to The Next Web, Jeff Rock of Mobelux heard anecdotally that the $25 Google Play credit that came with the Nexus 7 may have had something to do with such rapid downloads of the $2.99 app, but the larger reason may be that the 7-inch tablet is simply ideal for an app like Instapaper. Users and critics alike are coming around to the idea of the 7-inch tablet; the size is ideal for reading,... Read more...