Instapaper releases Android app

Instapaper, yet another app that’s been missing from Android, makes its debut, again minus some features available for iPhones and iPads. Like Instagram, Instapaper doesn’t have all the bells and whistles the iOS app does.

“We’re working hard to add additional features to Instapaper for Android,” according to a company blog post. “We believe that we’ve captured the core Instapaper experience but can’t wait to make the app even better.”

The Android app, which allows you to save Web pages for offline reading later, does include adjustable fonts, Dark Mode for reading in low light, folders, rotation lock and native Android sharing. The app also syncs between multiple devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

And, like the iOS app, you can download up to 500 articles at a time.

While it is missing some features for now, the app does support the various flavors of Android, including for 7-inch tablets such as Kindle Fire and Nook and big, honking 10-inchers such as the Xoom and Galaxy. The company said that all updates to come are free for customers who buy the app, regardless of which Android store it’s from.


The app goes for $2.99 and runs on Android 2.2 and beyond.

Instapaper for Android is available now on Google Play and is expected to be available soon for Barnes & Noble’s Nook and on Amazon’s Appstore.


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