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Instapaper for iPad

August 5, 2011  |  iPad Apps  |  Share

Instapaper for iPad

For people who love reading, the Internet is an excellent source. It is a readily available source with infinite number of articles and blogs and other reading material. The iPad is a perfect companion for those who love reading. You can carry around all your books in a thin slate, but what about those articles online? You cannot read them conveniently on the go if your iPad is not 3G enabled. Even if you save the articles for later reading, you still get to see all the web ads and other distracting web contents which you get along with the article or blog you are reading.

The solution is here in the form of Instapaper. This is a critically acclaimed app which basically works by saving the web content for offline use, the difference being that it saves only the text material and photos which are actually required. All the other useless junk on the online page is dumped leaving a content perfect for reading on an iPad or iPhone.

The app has an inbuilt browser from where you can search for online reading material and save them for later reading. The apps even lets you save long emails. In case you do not find any interesting article online or you do not have the time to hunt around, you can pick from the Editor’s Pick which features many ‘hand picked’ stories from the web and shared on the Instapaper community.

Other features include dark mode for night reading, inbuilt dictionary, folders, adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins, article sharing with friends through email or twitter and many more.

One limitation that I felt is that the app does not let you save more than 500 material in the app at one time. You need to make use of the Instapaper website to save any more material. 500 is still a large number and few will ever find the need to save more than 500.

Instapaper is available for download from the App Store for $4.99.

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