It took a while, and there have been numerous imitators, but the official Instapaper app finally arrived in the Google Play store today for Android smartphones and tablets.
First reported by The Verge earlier today, this perennial favorite on iOS performs a fairly simple task but does it extremely well. It lets you save web pages to read later for offline reading, but it formats them and presents them in highly legible fashion, free of clutter and ads. The Android version offers the same refined look and feel of its iOS counterpart.
Similar to apps like Readability and Pocket (formerly Read It Later), Instapaper provides distraction-free reading, and lets you access what you saved offline so you don’t need to be connected to the Internet to read your favorite articles. Adjustable font size, brightness control and a night-mode add to its feature set, along with the ability to store things in folders to help keep everything organized.
Instapaper is available for $2.99 in the Google Play store.