App to save webpages to read offline?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by butters149, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. butters149
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    Hi,

    Are there any apps to save webpages so that they can be read offline? Or is it better to just convert them to PDF?

    Thanks,
     
  2. IronLogik
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    Do you just want the text? If so then try these

    http://www.instapaper.com

    http://readitlaterlist.com/

    Instapaper has an awesome iPad/iPhone app. Highly recommended. Provided the alternative since some people will recommend it as well.
     
  3. butters149
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    Hmm, images might be beneficial too, can any PDF readers do this?
     
  4. Chris Rogers
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  5. JTravers
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    ReadItLater Free has more features than the free version of Instapaper, IMO. If you're going to pay for the premium version, I think they are pretty comparable to each other. Personally, I prefer RIL because of its Digest view (it's a $5 upgrade but can still be used with the free version of RIL). The cool thing about Digest view, besides the great look, is that it automatically categorizes the articles/web pages you save.

    BTW, RIL saves the original webpage - images and all - for offline reading in addition to having a text-only view.
     
  6. IronLogik
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    Instapaper has images as well if they're in the BODY of the text. It removes everything else.

    I prefer supporting the little guy in this case. Marco Arment is pretty freaking awesome and I will happily give him my $5 for this amazingly awesome app that he continues to iterate on and make better.
     
  7. superflush
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    Instapaper is by far the best for this. I couldn't recommend it enough.
     

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