Instapaper Premium Features Now Available Free for All Users

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If you have been eyeing Instapaper’s premium features but are not ready to shell out $30 a year for them, here is some good news: you can now have them for free (via VentureBeat).

Only three months have passed since Instapaper was acquired by Pinterest, but the new owner has already made a major decision that impacts all its users and may see some new users on board: Starting today, Instapaper has dropped its premium offering, and now all the features are available to everyone.

This means you will now have access to full-text search for all articles, unlimited notes and speed reading (aka reading articles up to three times faster), text-to-speech playlist on mobile, “send to Kindle” feature and more for free.

Users who have been paying for access to the above features will get prorated refunds for their current subscription and, of course, the Instapaper bill will disappear. Until today, the aforementioned features meant a monthly bill of $3 or yearly $30.

Instapaper also promises to deliver an ad-free Web experience, which is good for reading.

As pointed out by VentureBeat, Instapaper competed against Pocket, Flipboard, Evernote and Readability. The service is available on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. If you haven’t done it yet, download Instapaper for iOS for free!

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  • RickysCV

    The link to the page on iTunes still mentions the premium subs. Is this only a US offer?

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    navigating instapaper is too slow; quite a few missing features ! ( i.e: tags or topics; add disqus comment to notes; merge notes with same topic; ) You can fav. an article or post however notes are a no-show on profile page, topic is also missing. ( in the embryonic stages )

  • Yearoftherat

    I thought the same thing too. I downloaded the app, signed in. I checked “settings” and it said the premium feature was activated.