Filed under: Utilities, iPhoneInstapaper, the fantastic 'read it later' service from Marco Arment, has just seen an app update for the iPhone and iPad. The universal iOS app has been bumped to version 2.3 bringing with it quite a few improvements, fixes and changes.
The layout of the reading list on the iPhone version has been brought more into line with what you find on the iPad, featuring the first few lines of text from each clipped article. There's also a new, beautifully simple article length and progress indicator, which presents as a row of dots that darken to show you how far you've got through the clip.
Dark mode, which changes the interface to white on black for reading in low light conditions, can now be toggled without leaving the article, but better than that, it can also be set to automatically switch at night time. By using geolocation, Instapaper can track sunset times and change to dark mode as dusk draws in. Fantastic if you happen to read articles at night, but want normal, black on white, during the day.
If you're on an iDevice and you want to save an article for later, you can now append an 'i' (ihttp://) to the URL in Mobile Safari to have it open up in Instapaper for clipping, adding to the existing save by bookmarklet and email, which now gives you the choice of three clipping methods.
The update makes many other smaller improvements and fixes, including speed increases on the iPad, but for a full change log hit the jump.
Instapaper [iTunes] – $4.99
- Article list on iPhone now includes the first few lines of text from articles, like on iPad. On iPad, more text is now shown. The text is downloaded for new articles only: RE-DOWNLOAD ALL ARTICLES in Settings for it to apply to your previously downloaded articles.
- Article list now indicates approximate article length and progress with a row of dots, similar to how it's done on a Kindle's home screen.
- iPad updates are MUCH faster.
- iPhone can now toggle Dark mode from articles, like iPad, in the font panel.
- New option to switch to Dark mode automatically at night, based on sunset times in your region. (This is so cool.)
- Overhauled logins to tolerate username changes, give more helpful errors, and fix the “username is already taken” bug.
- New Sharing options: Send to OmniFocus, Send to QuickReader (supported by its next version), Copy Link, Copy Article Text. Also fixed sharing bugs with Twitter and Twittelator Pro.
- New option to skip the in-app Browser and open links directly in Safari.
- New feature to verify that you're using the same account in the app and Mobile Safari and sync to your choice of accounts if they differ.
- Simplified bookmarklet installation and improved help text.
- Fixed handing of in-page anchors (including most footnotes) and mailto: links.
- Added support for the “ihttp://” URL scheme, so if you can't get the bookmarklet, the email address, or Copy working to add pages, you can edit Safari's URL field and insert an “i” before the “http://”, tap Go, and Instapaper will launch and offer to add that page.
- Fixed miscellaneous bugs.
Instapaper for iPhone and iPad updates to 2.3 with new layouts and geolocation dark mode
Fuente: Download Squad