Instapaper

Instapaper for Android has been updated to version 1.2, bringing bug fixes, performance enhancements, and a couple new features. We're not sure which bugs and performance issues were addressed, but we do know which features were added.

Pagination allows you to scroll an entire page versus line by line. If you're used to this type of scrolling, it's quite nice in any app that's built for reading. It's now available in the settings menu for those who want to give it a shot. In addition, you can enable tilt scrolling, which is just what it sounds like -- tilt your device to scroll the page. If you're the type who likes gestures and such, this one is for you.

On the visual side, Instapaper now supports in-line footnotes, and a new sepia mode that should prove easy on your tired eyes, 

Probably the biggest new feature is actually called The Feature -- a section of curated, editor recommended articles. While not for everyone, often times it's nice to have a place where quality content is the norm. 

Grab the update from Google Play, or install Instapaper ($2.99; Android 2.3.3 or higher) from the link above.

 

Reader comments

Instapaper updated with pagination, tilt scrolling, and more

6 Comments

I used instapaper on ios for a very long time and briefly on my nexus 4. The experience of instapaper on android is not as good as on ios, it just didn't feel like an app created for android but rather like a badly done copy of the ios version. Many users have echoed that thought.

Instapaper on android does not receive as much updates compared to the ios version whereas pocket does. Pocket is frequently updated with bug fixes and it supports many platform: ios, android, mac and web. Pocket supports clipping of text as well as videos, whereas instapeper i think only text. One feature that instapaper has that is quite handy is it automatically collects popular articles people are reading on the web. Pocket doesn't have this feature as far as I am aware. I have switched completely from instapaper to pocket now because i replaced my iphone 4 with a Nexus 4 and I think Pocket is the better choice out of the two on Android (free and equally functional). Both apps are beautiful and support features such as light/dark themes, fonts and line spacing.

If pocket does everything you want it to do then there is no need to try instapaper - nothing is special there.