Feedly vs Instapaper

Last updated: February 26, 2020

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Feedly
Feedly is RSS news aggregator application for various Web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android, also available as a cloud-based service. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.
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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.
Feedly vs Instapaper in our news:

2020. Feedly adds AI-based news research assistant



Feedly introduced Leo - AI research assistant for reading news. With Leo, instead of spending hours going through hundreds of articles every day, you can free your mind, focus on what matters, and save time. Leo allows you to prioritize topics, trends, and keywords of choice; deduplicate repetitive news; mute irrelevant information; summarize articles, and so much more. You can ask Leo to read all the articles and prioritize the most insightful ones in the new Priority Tab. Articles prioritized by Leo have a green priority label, which gives you a clear understanding of why the article was prioritized. You can then take further actions such as Refine Priority, Pause or Remove that priority. When you save an article to a board, Leo considers that action a positive signal that reinforces Leo’s learning. When Leo is wrong, you can use the “Less Like This” down arrow button to correct Leo and refine future recommendations.


2017. News reading app Feedly gets filters


RSS reader Feedly added Filters, that automatically remove stories from your feeds, based on


2017. Feedly adds team boards, notes and annotations



News reading service Feedly has introduced Boards, a feature that makes it easier to organize the stories you want to save for yourself, or share with others on a team. This feature is ideal for business users and co-workers who want to track stories about clients, projects or other interests. You can add story to a board of your choosing or save it to multiple boards. The Teams product is where Boards can become even more useful. When you save a story to shared board, you can mark it up with added context. For example, you can highlight key parts of an article and annotate the article with your expanded thoughts or ideas. Plus, you can notify fellow teammates using integrated Slack and email mentions. Boards, Notes, and Highlights will also work on any device including the web and mobile, via the Feedly app. Basic accounts can only create up to 3 private Boards. For unlimited boards, you’ll need to upgrade to Pro ($5/mo.) or Teams ($18/mo. per user).


2016. Instapaper premium goes free for all users



News reading app Instapaper, or to be more exact its Premium version, is now free for all users. Instapaper was acquired by Pinterest in August but the app would live on as a separate entity and continue to get updates from the Instapaper team at Pinterest. Now, under a larger umbrella with more resources, Instapaper could easily be running more as a user acquisition and stickiness play without absolutely having to monetize. Instapaper was one of the original “save it for later” readers that built up a mentality around being able to hold onto longer forms of content without simply skipping over it and missing it. It became an early popular application on the iPhone, holding high rankings in the App Store in the news category. But there’s been a lot of increasing competition from other companies like Pocket, making it tricky.


2016. Pinterest buys news-reading app Instapaper



Pinterest has acquired the original read later service, Instapaper. Both Instapaper and Pinterest are essentially bookmarking services, but Instapaper tends to be about text, and Pinterest is all about images. For now, the company line is that nothing will change.  Pinterest is ostensibly buying Instapaper because it wants some of its technology (its text parser is pretty great) and the people who built that tech. But it seems very unlikely that Pinterest actually wants the Instapaper service itself. Sure, Pinterest says it will keep Instapaper running. Keeping a service running and keeping a service improving are two very different things, though.


2015. Feedly news reader adds Shared Collections for business users


Feedly’s business model smartly targets those who take in a lot of information from a variety of sources on a regular basis. That includes business professionals tracking industry news, among others. The new feature Shared Collections, only available to Pro subscribers, lets you create collections of reading sources which can be shared publicly or privately. Effectively, it’s a simple way to take a group of sources you’re already subscribed to and actively reading within Feedly, and click a button to make them available to others. It allows users to share the collection of blogs, publications, YouTube channels and alerts. A “Pro” version of Feedly’s service, which includes a powerful search feature and integrations with third-party tools like Evernote, Pocket, OneNote, LinkedIn, Dropbox and more, is available for $3.75 per month, billed annually.


2015. Instapaper launches Notes in its mobile news-reader



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.”


2015. News reading app Instapaper adds speed reading option



Instapaper, the mobile news reader, launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience. With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader, which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and efficient reading experience. The update also brings with it faster saving of articles from mobile and Instant Sync, which is a faster and more reliable way of sending articles to your Instapaper app on iOS. Instapaper recently redesigned the whole experience around the app, launching version 6.0 as a freemium model for the first time. Speed Reader will be free to use ten times each month, and then will fall into the premium tier of the service.