Instapaper is a great utility that allows you to save web content for later reading. The program originally started as an add-on to your web browser but has now expanded into a paid app that you can put on your iPhone or iPad. One of the best features is that it strips out anything but text and images that are relevant to the actually content. All of the other webpage clutter begone.
Many of us, especially those who travel, now have a host of devices. In addition to your computer, you might also have a Kindle, a smartphone, and an iPad. Instapaper allows you to quickly save stuff from around the web until you are ready for it. There are other apps like Evernote that also perform this type of functionality but are not as simple or intuitive in my opinion.
There is not an Android app, but Android users can still get the content on their device by also using the Kindle app.
Instapaper to Kindle on Android
- Prerequisites: Sign-up for an Instapaper account and download the Kindle app to your Android phone
- Go to your online Instapaper account.
- On the right sidebar click the Kindle option under Download.
** Note: The download option grabs the content on the current page. Consider making a folder to organize the stuff you want to push to your Android/Kindle.
- Save the file to your desktop.
- Now e-mail the file to your Kindle address – [username]@free.kindle.com
Note: This e-mail address can be found under Manage Your Kindle, then Manage Your Device from your Amazon account.
- Amazon will send you an e-mail when the file has been synced to your device.