Productivity App Series: Instapaper

Instapaper is a free, simple to use tool for saving web content to “read later.”  Saved content can be downloaded to a Kindle, Sony Reader, or other e-book reader so that it can be read without ads and sidebar links, just as you would read an e-book.

Here’s how to get started with Instapaper:

  1. Begin at http://www.instapaper.com.
  2. Click on “Log In” and sign up for an account.
  3. Drag the “Read It Later” icon to your bookmark tool bar.
  4. Browse to a page you’d like to “read later.” Click the Read Later bookmark in your toolbar. You should see a pop-up window indicating that the page was saved.
  5. Return to the Instapaper site. Refresh the page. You should see the article listed under “Unread.” Click on “Text” to read the re-formatted version of the article. In the screen shot below, the Latitudes article has been saved under “Unread.”

 

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