AcceleReader for Instapaper – Instaread update & more

Instaread available from extension button

Instaread is now also available by right-clicking on the extension button in the toolbar.

Use Instaread when you want to read a page immediately, but in the clean, clutter-free interface of Instapaper. AcceleReader will save the page to your Instapaper account, and open the saved page in Instapaper in a new tab.

Other updates

This update has a lot of code changes behind the scene. Most of it is related to performance improvements, error handling, and some bug fixes. I have tested the update, but there is still a chance things might break.

Some of the bug fixes:

  • Performing offline actions – like, mark read, delete – in the extension popup now updates local view immediately.
  • Better handling of some Instapaper errors means list count is always in sync.
  • Extension popup is disabled when not logged in.

Please share any feedback or bugs you may encounter using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver: 2018.1013.4.15

P.S.: The Firefox version is still uploading, so may be a bit before it becomes available.

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AcceleReader for Instapaper – ‘Instaread’

Instaread – save a page, and open the saved page for reading instantly

Use Instaread when you want to read a page immediately, but in the clean, clutter-free interface of Instapaper. AcceleReader will save the page to your Instapaper account, and open the saved page in Instapaper in a new tab.

There are two ways of using Instaread:

  1. From the right-click menu.
    Right-click on any page or a link on a page and select ‘Save and read in Instapaper’.
  2. Using a keyboard shortcut.
    Set up a keyboard shortcut to save the current page and open the saved page in a new tab in Instapaper.

You may enable Instaread on the options page.

Please share any feedback or bugs you may encounter using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver: 2018.1004.4.13

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AcceleReader for Instapaper now available on Firefox

AcceleReader for Instapaper on Firefox add-ons store

AcceleReader for Instapaper is now available for Firefox users. You may download it here.

The extension provides all1 the functionality that is available in the Chrome version of the extension.

I hope to continue developing both versions of the extension in parallel going forward. Please leave your feedback here.

I welcome any donations to support development of the extension.

ver: 2018.0815.5.1

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AR\ Instapaper – Google Analytics removed

ver. 2018.9601.4.8

Google Analytics completely removed

AcceleReader used Google Analytics to track which settings and functions were being used – to help focus developer attention on what was being used.

I have now completely removed all analytics tracking from the extension. The only network requests the extension now makes are to the Instapaper servers. Other than that, the extension does not use any network requests, ensuring any user data stays on the computer.

This also means that I shall have no insight into features that are popular, or broken. So, please share your views using the feedback link in the extension (or by going here).
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AR\ Instapaper – v. 2018.304.4.6

New keyboard shortcut: Open original website

In the AcceleReader popup, press ‘o‘ to open the selected article on its original website.
Pressing ‘enter‘ opens the article in Instapaper.

Other keyboard shortcuts

Press ‘?‘ or ‘F1‘ to see the full list of keyboard shortcuts in the AcceleReader popup’s article list view.

On Instapaper.com, holding ‘ctrl‘ or ‘cmd‘ and pressing ‘enter‘ on an article opens it in a new tab. Holding ‘shift‘ and pressing 'enter' opens it in a new window.

Great Suspender support

Pages suspended by the ‘Great Suspender’ extension can be directly added to Instapaper without un-suspending. AcceleReader reads the original URL from the suspended page and saves it.

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AR\ Instapaper – v. 2017.1114.4.2

Save directly to a folder

Save an article directly to a folder, without having to click

the button in the notification.

Adding the article immediately opens a popup to select the folder. Select a folder to save to it, or close the popup to cancel.

You may choose in options on how to trigger this action:

  1. Using a keyboard shortcut (Default: ‘Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F‘),
  2. From extension button, or
  3. From the right-click context menu

Actions on extension button right-click

Right-clicking on the extension button presents all available actions:

  1. Open Instapaper.com,
  2. Add current tab to your list,
  3. Add current tab to a folder in your list (described above), and
  4. Read a random article from your list

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AR\ Instapaper – Search articles in all folders

Accelereader for Instapaper - Search in all folders
Accelereader for Instapaper – Search in all folders

 

The article search in Accelereader popup now lists matching articles in all1 your folders, and not just the Home folder.

The extension still shows top 20 articles from your home folder by default. However, when searching for something, it looks through all your folders, and lists matching articles by recency.

When searching across all folders, the name of folder is displayed under the article’s title, after the website name.

Other minor updates

When an article is removed from the list on Instapaper.com (archived / moved / deleted), the focus automatically moves to next article in the list.

Fixed some other bugs, and minor background improvements.

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AR\ Instapaper – *Expire* old articles

Having a lot of unread articles in your Home folder can present a strong mental hurdle against reading any, or even opening the app.

The new ‘expire old posts feature helps by automatically moving old articles out of sight – helping reduce the stress of encountering too many unread articles when you open Instapaper.

When using Instapaper on Chrome, the articles in expired folder do not count towards unread articles count. Nor is the count of unread articles in this folder displayed.

You may use the settings on options page to manage days before articles are expired.
(Default is 90 days – approx 3 months)

Other minor update

When moving an article to another folder on Instapaper.com, selecting a folder using keyboard (up/down keys) will also scroll the selected folder into view.

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