Instapaper – the original and superb offline reading app – has had a big price drop today. It’s down from $4.99 to $2.99.
Marco Arment, the app’s developer, says the price change is ‘an experiment’ – not a permanent change as yet. So today is a fine day to go pick up this excellent app.
If you’re not familiar with Instapaper, here’s a portion of its App Store intro:
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch’s screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!
Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don’t have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you’re commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.
Need something to read? You can browse articles that your friends posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Or browse the Editor’s Picks, curated by hand from the Instapaper community’s most-saved stories.
Sending to Instapaper is supported by over 150 other iPhone and iPad apps! You can even send long emails to Instapaper to read later.
I’ve been an Instapaper user for years and it’s still amongst my most frequently used iPad apps.
Here’s an App Store link for Instapaper; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.