Tag - Instapaper
Apparently there are other websites in the world -- it's not just MacNN. If you spot one, do let us know -- and also save interesting articles from them to read later. That's what Pocket 5.6.7 for iOS is for, and if you lob pieces in there just when you're too busy to read them right now, that would be good enough for us.
Article aggregating app Instapaper has released an update for iOS devices. Allowing users to save and store articles for reading later, the update features a redesigned save extension, including the ability to save directly to a folder, and also supports offline saving. Users can now starting reading on one device, and continue on another, with the app's new Handoff support, and its new Unread Count feature can be enabled to show what content has yet to be read in the form of a badge counter. Several other improvements and bug fixes are also included. Free to download, Instapaper requires iOS 8 or later.
The recent release of iOS 8 has instigated a flood of apps releasing revamps for the new operating system, with today bringing updates from Google's Chrome, and Microsoft's Skype. The Google Chrome browser for iOS allows users to sync their open tabs and bookmarks across devices, search by voice, translate web pages and more. Chrome v.37.0.2 now supports using third-party App Extensions to post and share content, adds iOS 8 compatibility, and other stability improvements and bug fixes.
Article saving and sharing tool Instapaper has been updated, offering a new Kindle functionality, an integrated web discovery feature and more. Instapaper allows users to save most web pages as text only, removing the web layout and ads and optimizing it for iOS device screens. Able to store up to 500 articles, users can store unlimited articles on the Instapaper website.
Facebook is reportedly testing a new "Save For Later Reading" feature that enables users to compile content that appears in their News Feed. Mobile screenshot images posted by MyTechSkool and referenced by AllThingsD show an iBooks-style bookmark button next to news items, which can be later accessed via a new "Saved" category within the existing Apps menu.
Popular app Instapaper has seen an increase in downloads since the release of Google's Nexus 7 tablet two weeks ago. The new tablet from Google and Asus has become the most popular device for the program, according to Instapaper's internal numbers.
Developer Marco Arment has released v4.0 of Instapaper for iOS. In conjunction with the Instapaper service, the app saves webpages for later reading, making them available both offline and in a more eye-friendly format. The v4.0 code represents a major update, for instance completely overhauling the iPad interface, presenting items in a grid with a control sidebar. The iPhone interface has also been changed to include things like a dark mode, an option to hide the status bar, and new font and sharing panels.
Apple's newly active Reading List in Safari for Lion Developer Preview 3 is now known to be syncing with iOS devices. Handheld owners syncing Safari bookmarks either through iTunes or through MobileMe are now seeing a rough "com.Apple.ReadingList" folder in their bookmarks list with the relevant articles loaded inside. It's presumed a later preview or the final version of Lion will give the folder a new name and possibly treat it differently in software through an iOS version of the Reading List.
A new version of Instapaper, 3.0, is now on sale at the App Store. The title lets users bookmark and download converted webpages for later reading. The v3.0 update more deeply integrates sharing via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinboard and Evernote. Preferences and credentials sync between the app and the Instapaper website; sharing commands can be queued offline for execution when a connection becomes available.