And so developers are flocking to Android. As an acknowledgment perhaps that Android is as dominant an operating system as Apple’s iOS, app developers are making Android versions of popular iOS apps. Just like Viber, Instagram, Temple Run and Flipboard, which were previously exclusive to iOS, Instapaper is now available on Android devices.
Instapaper made a name on the iOS platform as a very useful, a very simple and a very effective app for saving unread articles for reading at a later time. With Instapaper, you download articles from the web to your device while you have Wi-Fi or 3G connection and just read them later when you are offline. This simple concept made Instapaper one of the most admired apps on iOS, and one of the most coveted apps by Android users.
Now, Instapaper is finally also on Android, and is now ready for download on your Android smartphones or tablets. The app is not free, however. You may enjoy Instapaper for a price of $2.99 or about Php129. It’s actually not bad considering the convenience you will be getting in exchange for this price.
Instapaper for Android is said to be developed by Mobelux, the same outfit that developed Tumblr apps for both the iPhone and Android. Instapaper for Android looks and feels like the iOS version, although it does not have all features of the iOS version yet. It’s quick, simple, intuitive and most importantly, it works. Instapaper for Android is compatible with Android 2.1 devices and higher.
Instapaper for Android offers the following basic features:
- Adjustable fonts and text sizes
- Dark Mode for night reading
- Syncs your position in each article between multiple Android devices
- Folders for organizing articles
- Native Android sharing
- Lock rotation
- Download up to 500 articles at a time
Download Instapaper for Android from Google Play Store. Just follow this link.