Read it Later vs. Instapaper

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MaxPower49, May 1, 2009.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Instapaper Pro is awesome for the tilt scrolling alone.

    Here's a review of it with screenies.
  3. stil macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2008
    I haven't used RiL but I love Instapaper Pro. Tilt scrolling is great. One big difference is that Instapaper is more integrated with other apps. Many of the Twitter apps and others will link to Istapaper. Maybe this will come to RiL in the future.
  4. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Instapaper Pro has been awesome, tilt screen scrolling is great, and I prefer the night reading screen. Read It Later can read a few sites that Instapaper can't.
  5. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    I tried the tilt scrolling on a friend's phone and it seemed like a gimmick to me. It was neat at first, but I found it much easier to use my thumb to scroll. It almost seemed like work trying to keep the phone balanced while I read and then find the right angle to tilt it to make it scroll to the place I wanted. So tilt scrolling means nothing to me.

    I do like that Tweetie has instapaper integrtation. If the prices were the same, I would probably choose instapaper but with it costing 3+ times more that RiL, I'll probably just give RiL a shot.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If you are looking to save money, get the free versions of Instapaper or Read It Later. It's free, can't beat that! :p
  7. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    I went for the paid version of Read It Later.... very happy with it so far. I really like the Firefox extension. I had a little bit of trouble getting it to play nice with FoxMarks, but I think I have it set up correctly now.

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