Read with Instapaper

Read with Instapaper

Read Now with Instapaper to remove ads and distractions from web pages and focus on your reading; or Read Later to put away tabs and web pages for when you’ve got the time for reading.

What is Read with Instapaper?
Read with Instapaper is a Firefox add-on that enhances your online reading experience. It allows you to remove ads and distractions from web pages, save tabs and web pages for later, and instantly open them in an Instapaper-formatted view. With keyboard modifiers, you can customize your reading options and quickly access your Instapaper reading list. Compared to the official extension, it offers more functionality and doesn't slow down your web performance unless specifically chosen.
Users: 162 ▲ 3
Rating: 3.00 (4)
Version: 1.2.3 (Last updated: 2019-06-14)
Creation date: 2018-08-16
Weekly download count: 10
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • menus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • theme
Size: 37.25K
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  • Read Later saves the active tab to Instapaper.
  • Read Later and Close Tab quickly puts tabs aside for later reading.
  • Read Now saves and opens the tab in Instapaper right away.
  • Open Reading List gives you quick access to your Instapaper reading list.

Keyboard modifiers

  • Hold the Alt key and click Read Now to open an Instapaper-formatted view of the current tab without saving it to your reading list.
  • Hold the Shift key and click Read Now to open a copy of the tab with Instapaper.
  • Hold the Shift key and click Open Reading List to force-open it in a new tab.

Comparison to the official extension The official Instapaper for Firefox only allows you to save web pages for later, whereas Read with Instapaper gives you more reading options and a quick way to open your reading list.

The official extension slows down your average web performance by loading extra JavaScript onto every web page you visit. Read with Instapaper doesn’t do this unless you specifically choose to read a page with Instapaper.

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User reviews
It doesn't seem to work for me at all? Hasn't been updated since 2019?
by Leland359, 2024-01-30
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Risk impact

Read with Instapaper may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Read with Instapaper has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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