Monday, January 10, 2011

Send articles from Google Reader to Instapaper (without the bookmarklet)

I use Google Reader. I also use Instapaper. I hate the Instapaper bookmarklet as it just clutters my space and doesn't look good either. It works perfectly with Google Reader, and the Chrome extension that I use doesn't. But there is a way to send articles from Google Reader directly to Instapaper. This isn't new, but chances are that you aren't using it already.

There is a Send To... button on every article. I didn't have it because I had disabled it a long time ago. It integrates with Instapaper too. To enable it if you don't already have it, do the following:

  • Click Settings at the top-right corner of the page and click Reader settings.
  • Go to the Send To tab.
  • Select the services you want displayed.