Why I stopped using Instapaper and moved to Pocket

I used to love Instapaper. It was one of my most frequently used iOS apps. Recently I decided to become a paid subsriber.

However, I had a nagging feeling that the service is not evolving, does not provide an adequate cross-platform experience and is not… elegant.

  • the web interface is, frankly, ugly and hasn’t changed since… forever
  • no way to read articles in readability mode on the web
  • no app for Mac OS X
  • no sync for article reading progress

Pocket seems to cover all the mentioned pain points. And it does it with style and elegance. Check out their intro video!


I am sorry I could not have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.
Abraham Lincoln

Paul Rand: Design is the synthesis of form and content. Without content, there’s no form. Without form, there’s no content. Work of art is real art when form and content are indistinguishable. When form predominates, meaning is blunted. But when content predominates, interest lacks.


Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.

Finding your purpose is not a phase of life — but a way of living.