Instapaper sold to Pinterest – at first I was afraid

The news that Instapaper sold to Pinterest shocked me from my early evening domestic routine. At first, it seemed like a mistake. It couldn’t be true. And then it sank in.

How Instapaper could be an even better research tool

I love Instapaper. It is my “read it later” app and, increasingly, one of my favorite research tools too. I had an idea for how it can be better for research and thought I’d explain how.

How Instapaper made me cry big tears of joy

I use Instapaper every day and the day the app was updated to add highlights was a very happy one. Today’s update adds, among other things, notes that sync! Yes, Instapaper made me cry big tears of joy today. Annotate your Instapaper articles with Notes, now available on Instapaper 6.4! http://t.co/JATwoDQYDF — Instapaper (@instapaper) June 4, 2015 […]

Insta-maintenance

I love it when brands create more playful versions of error pages and app update texts. The usual “bug fixes and improvements” narratives really don’t inspire much passion. Instapaper is one of those brands that has some fun with messages like this maintenance placeholder. I see most of these fun variations in app update narratives […]

Quiet tea and something to read

Enjoying some quiet time in our hotel room at the Tsogo Sun Silverstar Hotel with some reading material and tea. Silverstar Casino, Mogale City Local Municipality, West Rand District Municipality, RSA

Is Pocket Premium worth it?

I noticed this update to Pocket this morning. Pocket, the service that lets users save articles, videos and other types of content to consume later on mobile devices and the web, is adding a paid tier. On Wednesday, the company launched Pocket Premium, which adds permanent archiving (rather than just link caching), tagging and search […]

Make a decision and don't be an ass about it

I’m warning you now, this is going to seem like a pretty petty post but here I go anyway. I was sitting with my iPad last night catching up on some reading. I have developed a habit of saving stuff I want to read to both Instapaper and Pocket. Both are terrific apps and each […]

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