InstaPaper (“a simple tool to save web pages for reading later”) is an awesome service that I use a lot every day, and so I took some time to make things a little easier and thus gain some precious minutes during every feeding frenzy (feed as in RSS feed, get it? 😉
- InstaReader Sync is a service to automatically sync your Starred Items in Google Reader, with your InstaPaper‘s read-later list. So that when you’re skimming the thousands of items flowing in from you favorite sites, you just have to click ☆ on the ones that seem interesting, and they will automatically be available in InstaPaper a few minutes later. It also works with NetNewsWire‘s Flagged Items.
You can try out the service here, and I’ll also soon be releasing the source code so you can run it for yourself.
- The InstaReader bookmarklet adds a button to your browser to read the current page in InstaPaper‘s nice text-only (+images) mode, which removes all the distracting menus, sidebars, ads, etc… to provide a comfortable reading experience (example).
Bonus point : it works with Google Reader, opening the currently selected article in a new tab. Its especially useful for reading sites that don’t offer the full articles in their feed.
- InstaReader for NetNewsWire is an AppleScript that adds a command to NetNewsWire to open the current article in InstaPaper’s nice text-only (+images) reading mode. Its especially useful for reading sites that don’t offer the full articles in their feed.
Full details here…
UPDATE: The service is now discontinued due to Google Reader’s shut down. You can achieve similar results using Feedly and IFTTT.