Evernote vs Instapaper


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Evernote
Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms (including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and WebOS), and also offers online synchronization and backup services. Evernote open-source self-hosted alternatives are: Paperwork, Laverna, Permanote
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Instapaper
Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you come across while browsing. With one click, Instapaper lets you to save, read, and manage the things you find on the Internet.
Comparing Evernote vs Instapaper is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Instapaper has more user-friendly interface than Evernote because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Evernote is more popular than Instapaper

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Evernote integrates with Slack (in 2017)
- Instapaper premium goes free for all users (in 2016)
- Pinterest buys news-reading app Instapaper (in 2016)
- Evernote limits free plan to 2 devices and raises prices (in 2016)
- Evernote unveiled new Windows app (in 2016)
- Instapaper launches Notes in its mobile news-reader (in 2015)
- News reading app Instapaper adds speed reading option (in 2015)
- Evernote rolls out built-in chat (in 2014)
- Evernote unveiled AI tool and new web interface (in 2014)
- Evernote and LinkedIn integrate business cards into social network (in 2014)

Looks like Evernote was recently more active than Instapaper (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Evernote and Instapaper meet head to head:

2015 - Instapaper launches Notes in its mobile news-reader to fight Evernote


News reading and sharing app Instapaper has launched a new annotation functionality called Notes. The feature allows users to select a piece of text from an article or other work, and make comments on that text. By default, Notes is set to private so no one can see your annotations. If they so choose, users can share their notes through the Twitter’s textshot feature. Users can also share through other third-party iOS applications, such as Facebook, Evernote and Tumblr, or through a new IFTTT trigger. Finally, if you want to share everything by default, Instapaper added a button that lets you choose to “Share All Notes.”