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Instapaper, which has long been the go-to ‘read it later’ service for iOS users, updated its iPhone and iPad client today, bringing the app to version 5.1.5. The update brings about a number of new features and improvements.

On the features side of things, 5.1.5 adds support for Instapaper’s ‘Daily’ trending story service, as well as a new Send to Amazon Kindle function. And as for improvements, it adds better AirPlay support, back gestures and more…

Here are the full release notes:

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.

What’s New in Version 5.1.5

* Instapaper Daily integration
* Send to Kindle functionality (subscriber only)
* Autorenewable subscriptions
* Improved AirPlay integration
* Fix back gestures with pagination enabled
* Other minor enhancements 

For right now, Pocket is still my favorite read-it-later app, but I consider Instapaper a solid alternative. And for power users, it offers a subscription service ($11.99 per year) that adds full text search, third party app support and more.

If you’re interested, you can find the latest version of Instapaper in the App Store for free.

  • ConduciveMammal

    Whoah! I almost forgot Instapaper existed. I haven’t used it in such a long time.