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This article was published on January 10, 2011


    Read articles offline in your browser with this Instapaper Chrome app

    Read articles offline in your browser with this Instapaper Chrome app
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    When you’re a busy person trying to keep up with all the great stuff there is to read online, Instapaper is invaluable. Now a handy Chrome app has made it even more useful when you find yourself away from an Internet connection.

    If you’re not familiar with Instapaper, it’s a service that lets you save articles to read later by using a bookmarklet button in your browser. The articles are then stored in a stripped-down, easy to read format in your Instapaper account. A number of apps are available for mobile platforms, letting you read all your saved articles on the go.

    Instapaper has a number of unofficial Chrome apps available, but the one we’re looking at here has a rather useful facility – offline reading in your browser. Simply install the app and you’ll find a new ‘Offline Sync’ option in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Clicking it stores all your saved articles into the browser’s local storage.

    Then, next time you’re on a flight, or offline for whatever other reason, just load up the app from your Chrome dashboard and you’ll find all your articles ready and waiting for you. It’s simple, easy and well-worth trying. You can download the Instapaper Chrome app here.