Finally! Instapaper Is On Android

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Instapaper is one of our favourite web services that lets you save entire pages or articles for easy reading later. Instapaper is continuing its mobile expansion by launching an app today for the Android Play Store.

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The web service is intended for saving longer articles that you may not have time to read initially but want to check out later. After the pages have been downloaded to your device you don’t need an internet connection to read them later.

Instapaper has been around for some time now on iOS, and the format and ease of use hasn’t changed. The app is simple, has a lot of features, and gets the job done better than competitors like Pocket. We love how the service can strip down pages removing images and ads allowing us to just breeze through those interesting pieces we didn’t have time to check out earlier.

Instapaper for Android lets you download up to 500 articles at a time to your device. It also supports adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins. Another cool feature is the automatic dark mode, which switches after sunset in your location.

Price: $2.99 available in the Google Play Store. 

Tap to open the app.

If you have an account, sign in. If you don't sign up for one so that when you're on your computer everything will sync.

Here is the main page. Everything is simple. Tap 'Read Later' to view new articles.

Here is what your list of articles looks like. Completely simple and stripped down making for easy reading.

This is what an article looks like.

Tap the heart to 'Like' an article it will then be easily accessible from the main page.

Tap the 'Aa' for settings...Here are a few you can control text size, screen brightness, and more. We turned on dark mode to see what that looked like.

Dark Mode looks pretty cool.

Creating folders for organisation is simple, just tap the plus icon in the top right, name it and that's it.

It's even easy to share articles, organise them into folders, or open in your browser.

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