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Rex Sorgatz

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mar 1
2009

Instapaper / Kindle

I bought a new Kindle, which I'll write about soon. But first, the single most important item I am looking forward to is Instapaper support.

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That's brilliant - Instapaper is one of the things about the iPhone I enjoy most, and the Kindle seems an even better fit.

Looking forward to your take on the Kindle. I'm also curious what your thoughts are about such devices and the future of the magazine (i.e. will it and the newspaper start to merge, is a magazine an aesthetic whole, do magazines do something that newspapers can't etc etc)

posted by Nav at 6:01 PM on March 1, 2009

This is huge. Instapaper is one step below Google in terms of usefulness in my life. This might be the thing that gets me to buy a Kindle.

posted by Barrett at 8:09 PM on March 1, 2009

Awesome. I don't use Instapaper yet but feel that I probably ought to. Super-looking-forward to this.

posted by Robin at 9:07 PM on March 1, 2009

Nice app. $9.99 a bit steep for me.

posted by taulpaul at 12:09 AM on March 2, 2009

I tried it long ago but haven't gone back to it. I think I never really got it.

Anyone want to try a quickie explainer of usefulness for me?

BTW, I got a Kindle2 as well. It's amazing - finally bought the Warren Buffet book since I wouldn't have to lug it around.

posted by Gavin at 9:01 AM on March 2, 2009

Instapaper is perfect for some people... people like me!

I'm online all day, but I have this weird idiosyncrasy that I don't like reading anything over a page long on a computer. That's why if you see me on the subway, you'll see me with stacks of printouts of stories -- I print everything and read it later.

InstaPaper solves this paper mess. Instead of printing, click the bookmarklet. This sends it to InstaPaper, and auto-synchs it to your iPhone for clean reading.

So presumably, this Kindle support would push any web article over to your Kindle.

posted by Rex at 2:51 PM on March 2, 2009

Did you just snag a kindle out of the blue? Had mine ordered a few months ago and it finally came. I think the text to voice is my favorite feature. Nice when I just want to stick the headphones on and go for a walk but don't want to skip keeping up with a couple blogs I really like.

posted by Allen at 12:48 AM on March 4, 2009




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