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Hands On: Pocket 5.6.7 (iOS)

07/20, 10:14am

Save MacNN articles to read later

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.


Briefly: Instapaper 6.1, Readdle launches PDF Office

12/05, 5:06pm

Instapaper updated, adds device hand-off support, unread count

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.


Briefly: Chrome and Skype iOS 8 updates, Instapaper's speech feature

09/22, 12:51pm

Chrome and Skype for iOS updated for iOS 8

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.


Briefly: New Instapaper, Breather workspace renting begins in NYC

02/27, 3:37pm

Instapaper for iOS update adds Kindle functionality, new discovery feature

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 creates 'Save for Later Reading' option for News Feed links

11/27, 3:17pm

Social network testing new list feature

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.


Instapaper gets a boost from Nexus 7 launch

07/29, 8:44pm

600 percent jump in downloads since Nexus 7

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.


Instapaper 4.0 overhauls interface, adds search, Wikipedia

10/17, 1:30pm

Allows mass archival, deletion, moving of articles

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.


Reading List in Lion for Safari shown syncing to iOS

05/14, 10:40pm

Lion Reading List now syncing with iOS

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.


Safari in Lion gets Reading List feature, Instapaper unfazed

04/29, 11:30pm

Safari Reading List apes Instapaper, Readability

A leak Friday night has shown that Mac OS X Lion when it ships should have a version of Safari borrowing cues from Instapaper, Readability, and other offline web readers. Reading List will let users queue up links and websites for later reading through a combination of HTML and JavaScript. How it would exactly work wasn't said through a MacRumors exploration, but there weren't immediate signs it would sync between devices.


Instapaper 3.0 app builds in sharing, new browsers

03/11, 1:50pm

Also promises speed boosts, content search

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.


Instapaper dev claims no spike in users with Verizon iPhone

02/21, 11:15am

May indicate upgrades from other iOS devices

The developer of Instapaper, Marco Arment, says there has been no noticeable impact on sales as a result of the Verizon iPhone. The app has become a popular one sometimes featured by Apple, as it allows offline reading of webpages on iOS devices. Since the official Verizon iPhone launch on February 10th, however, Arment observes that Instapaper sales have been virtually constant.


New York Times previews its social-aware The Daily rival

02/01, 9:20pm

New York Times to take on iPad Daily

The New York Times today gave an early look at its rough parallel to News Corp.'s imminent The Daily iPad app., co-developed by betaworks, would take more of its cues from Flipboard and curate content from Twitter. Along with formatting articles from the reader's own feed, the iPad reader alternative would see recommendations for those being followed and show what they might like, not necessarily what they're already reading.


Kobo iPad, iPhone app gets built-in Instapaper

12/17, 11:15am

Kobo iOS app users get Instapaper update

Kobo on Friday introduced an update to its e-reader app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (free, App Store). Chief among the changes is the introduction of Instapaper. Like the stand-alone service, it lets users save web content for reading offline later. Users can sync their Kobo apps with Instapaper as they would any other title.



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