Saving Well-Organized Webpages in Instapaper

If you enjoy the concept of Safari’s Reading List yet want something with power user features, Instapaper is the app for you. Safari’s Reading List lets you easily save webpages and posts to the list for reading later. Other browsers have similar solutions with extensions. These features are great in concept, but they lack good a good organization system.

Reading List has just one list for users to work with. In my use case, I end up with dozens of articles I want to read over the course of a week. When I have time to read, which is usually on the weekend, I want to see the articles sorted by topic. This makes it easier to choose what I feel like reading at any given time.

With my screencast, I walk through the easy way Instapaper lets any user build a bookmark structure for saving articles to specific Instapaper folders. Just take two minutes to create your categorical folders, and you will have a sweet solution for all your reading for later.

Instapaper has a web version you see in my video that’s available in any web modern web browser, as well as apps on the iOS platform that are great on the go for the iPad and iPhone.


Note: Yesterday evening, I set out to begin this screencast series of tips for this site. While I was editing together this post with my cool video, Instapaper, which my video was about, was releasing a redesign of their platform. Which this video is all about! Instapaper now looks very different from how it looks in this video. Oh well.

But features I demonstrated are still present, helpful, and beyond a shadow of a doubt relevant.

In the fast pace Internet world, who can keep up? Enjoy the concept of my video anyways, and be expecting an updated screencast soon reflecting Instapaper’s new site

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.