Instapaper! Or: Yes, You Can Read That Essay (Later)

Instapaper is one of the most useful tools on the Web for people who love long-form journalism but don't have the time to finish long articles when stumbling upon them. Here's an article on its inventor, its past, and its future:

There is something charming about Instapaper's innate faith in great writing, which comes from Arment himself. After stripping away the publishers' flashy design and careful branding and nestling the text into the same, simple format, the article essentially sits naked next to its competition. There is no armor, no screaming headline, no SEO trick or scandalous photo tricking the reader into reading the pieceit's simply the quality of the writing itself that has to propel the reader to keep going.

It's no wonder that people inside a certain type of media organization have been among Arment's most fervent early adopters.

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