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Instapaper Updates Chrome Extension With Highlighting, Inline Buttons

Mihir Patkar 06-12-2013

Instapaper makes it easy to create and manage bookmarked articles Manage Your Bookmarks & Reading List with Instapaper Read More that are synced across various devices, waiting for you to read those later. And if you are a Google Chrome user, then there’s good news as the Instapaper extension has got a major update with a bunch of new features.


With the Chrome extension installed, you can not only bookmark a page but also highlight a key paragraph from it, for easy reference when you revisit the article. “Simply highlight a key chunk of text, right-click it and choose ‘Save to Instapaper’ from the right-click menu, and your selection will be the Instapaper description for the article,” Instapaper says. And if you want to read those articles offline, get Chromapaper Become an Instapaper Power User With These 6 Cool Features Despite an impressive adoption rate, a plethora of Instapaper features often remain unexplored. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Read More .

You get an option of “Save to Instapaper” in the right-click context menu now, which works on pages as well as links. Saving bookmarks has also been made easier with keyboard shortcuts—Cmd+Shift+S on Mac and Ctrl+Shift+S on Windows.

Additionally, four popular websites—Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News and USV—will show an Instapaper button in their content. For example, on Twitter, you will see an inline Instapaper button next to Retweet and Favourite, like this:


Both the keyboard shortcuts and the inline buttons can be toggled through the new Options menu, accessed by right-clicking the Instapaper icon in your Chrome extensions toolbar. And Instapaper also syncs settings across Chrome browsers, provided you are signed in with a Google account.


You can grab the new Instapaper extension from the Chrome Web Store. Or, if Instapaper isn’t your cup of tea, you might want to give Pocket a try.

Source: Instapaper | Image credit: cote

Related topics: Google Chrome, Instapaper.

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  1. Max
    December 8, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Really great extension, I actually like it more than pocket, although I keep both (one on chrome, one on torch browser) as a sort of compare and contrast thing. Both are great at making surfing the web and gathering information (and keeping it organized) much easier.

  2. Charles F
    December 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Advantage....Pocket, works with any browser.