Instapaper, the popular offline reader app for iOS, is making some changes to its in-app, subscription-based payment structure today. In fact, the developer has decided to offer its usually $29.99 per year premium service upgrade to all of its users for free.
That means that both new (free download) and existing users will now have access to:
- An ad-free Instapaper website
- Full-text search for all articles
- Unlimited Notes
- Text-to-speech playlists
- Unlimited speed reading
- “Send to Kindle” via bookmarklet and mobile apps
- Kindle Digests of up to 50 articles (send articles to Kindle)
- …and more…
Instapaper isn’t leaving its current paying customers in the dust either. The company will offer prorated refunds and those users will “no longer be billed for Instapaper Premium.” All users will have an ad-free experience across all platforms, according to the development team.
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Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted.
Instapaper for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch provides a mobile-optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech, which can be controlled via the Apple Watch.
Instapaper has been inducted into the iPhone and iPad Hall of Fame, received Macworld Editor’s Choice Award, and has also been featured in publications including Wired, TIME, Daring Fireball, and The Verge, among others.
Today we’re making Instapaper Premium available to all Instapaper users, free of charge. Instapaper Premium is the best way to experience all that Instapaper has to offer, and we’re excited to open it up to everyone.
For existing Instapaper Premium users, we’ll offer prorated refunds for your current subscription, and you’ll no longer be billed for Instapaper Premium. Thanks for your support throughout the years, we appreciate it.
All users will continue to have an ad-free Instapaper app experience, and we’re eliminating ads on the web entirely.