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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch provides a mobile-optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech, which can be controlled via the Apple Watch. Instapaper has been inducted into the iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame, received Macworld Editor's Choice Award, and has also been featured in publications including Wired, TIME, Daring Fireball, and The Verge, among others. Core Features: - Strip away all clutter and save the content of web pages into iOS-optimized formatting. - Read anywhere! No internet, no problem: access your articles on airplanes, subways, elevators, or Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections. - Save to Instapaper from other iOS applications with one tap. Additional Features: - Control every aspect of your reading experience with a variety of font, color themes, and spacing options. - Find that great quote you want to remember and share? Instapaper makes it easy to highlight text in any article. - Have your Instapaper articles narrated to you with text-to-speech. Just turn up the volume on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and relax! - Control text-to-speech right from your Apple Watch. - Sort your list of articles by popularity, date, and article length. - Folders for easy organization. Instapaper Premium Features: - Full-text search for articles in your account - Unlimited highlights - Create text-to-speech playlists - Send to Kindle functionality - Use third-party apps that plug into the Instapaper API - Unlimited speed reading Instapaper Premium membership is optional, and Premium features are available via an auto-renewing subscription: - $2.99 per month - $29.99 per year Payments will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account after confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your subscription can be managed in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Subscriptions cannot be cancelled for the current active period.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


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Accessibility Comments

Very accessible and easy to navigate. This is a great way to save articles and read them for a later time.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

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8 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Esther 1 year 6 months ago



Submitted by Steve Holmes on Thursday, January 10, 2013

When using Instapaper on the iPod, the display works beautifully. I find it extremely easy to use. But when I'm on the iPad, it is generally easy enough to use but I have some strange issues with the controls to archive/delete, Actions, and other buttons related to the currently focused article. I think these controls should appear at the top and bottom of the entire article but when I try to navigate with "Explore by touch", I have a hard time tracking them down; sometimes, they seem to disappear on me. I'm not sure if it is an issue with this app or if VO does funny things on the iPad. I would welcome other comments to see what exactly might be going on here. Otherwise, it is an app that I use multiple times every day. I love it.

Submitted by Lisa on Friday, December 12, 2014

Hello everyone,
I have Insta Paper on my iPhone 6, and I would like to use it. But I can't figure out how to save articles to Insta Paper to read later. I would like to save articles in both the face book and twitter apps. Any help with this will be very much appreciated!

Submitted by Imre Dudas on Saturday, January 9, 2016

How can I add note to an article with VoiceOver? I'm using iPhone 6, 9.2 iOS.

Submitted by Vincent van Itallie on Monday, January 11, 2021

Does anybody know how to anotate or take notes with the app for IIOS? I see a pbutton called notes but under that bbutton I only find a description of what is possible. NOw way to start taking notes or how to higlight something with VO.

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