Instapaper Turns 10 »

An unnamed writer, publishing as Instapaper on Tumblr:1

On January 28, 2008, Marco Arment announced a new side project called Instapaper. Ten years and billions of articles later, we’re thrilled to be helping our readers learn, research and experience the Internet removed from the typical distractions.

First, we want to thank all of our users. Whether you’ve been around since the Marco days, joined us when betaworks took over the development or signed up after our acquisition by Pinterest, thank you! We wouldn’t be anywhere without you, and we look forward to incorporating your requests into our 2018 updates.

In Internet years a decade is a century. Instapaper predates the App Store, Google Chrome and the entire Android OS, so we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on some of our product and business milestones.

Instapaper has been on my iPhone’s first home screen since the day it launched in the App Store. It’s so engrained into how I consume articles and other web content, I really can’t imagine my work without it.


  1. I can’t think of anything more ironic.