App Recommendation: Instapaper – Cost: $4.99
Have you ever found yourself browsing the web and happing upon a story or two that you definitely want to read, but for whatever reason you just cannot or do not want to read it at that particular moment. Most of is resort to saving it as a bookmark or maybe even emailing the URL to ourselves so you can read it later. But bookmarks are difficult to access on multiple computers and email is an inefficient way to keep track of what you want to read. Enter Instapaper!
Instapaper facilitates easy reading of long text content.
We discover web content throughout the day, and sometimes, we don’t have time to read long articles right when we find them.
Instapaper allows you to easily save them for later, when you do have time, so you don’t just forget about them or skim through them.
While you’re are browsing the web, when you find something you want to remember to read later to click a little icon in your web browser toolbar. That saves the article (all of the text of the article, not just the URL) to your Instapaper article list. You can access this list from any computer. And on the iPad there is a dedicated Instapaper app that you can run to read your queued items. And as long as you launch the app when you have data service, it will download all of the text in the article. This way you can read the story whether you have data coverage or not.
Instapaper is one of those tools you didn’t know you needed until you use it. It’s my latest go-to tool for remembering and organizing what I want to read. You can use the service for free from any computer, while the iPad App costs $4.99 (which gives you access to a bunch of other feature.)
That’s Instapaper: The critically acclaimed, award-winning app to read web pages on the go, in the air, or on the couch.