Now you catch up on your reading with iBooks-style page-turning with Instapaper for iPhone and iPad

Now you catch up on your reading with iBooks-style page-turning with Instapaper for iPhone and iPad

Instapaper is the original "read later" service that lets you save web pages for offline reading in a highly optimized, distraction free format. It also syncs them between your iOS devices and the Instapaper web site, so you can catch up on your reading pretty much anywhere. A recent update includes some very nice visuals with iBooks-style page-turning animations and gestures.

For those who don't like page-turning animation because they feel it's too slow, you'll be happy to know that the pagination mode has also been improved to be lightning fast and more accurate.

Some other changes include a new draggable dot bar to replace the scroll bat in pagination mode, new two-finger-swpie gesture to close an article, automatic full-screen switching, the ability to share Drafts and Quotebook apps, and you can now select the Twilight Sepia color tint at any time.

I'm a big fan of Instapaper. It's gorgeous and rock solid, but with other great contenders like Readability and Pocket, you may also want to check out our Instapaper vs Pocket vs Readability: Read later app for iPhone shootout.

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Moe NYC says:

I'm a huge fan of Instapaper. I gave the others a try, but Marco Arment has created something special with this app. The iPad one is beautiful and reads like a magazine. The Sepia color is an interesting feature, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. It seems like even options turn sepia. It would be great if it was just the page you were reading.

Martin says:

Your shootout gave the edge to Pocket, so I downloaded it and, you're right, it's the best. Or was the best? Doubt I'd switch, but how does Instapaper stack up against Pocket now?