Instapaper Resumes Service in EU and Relaunches Premium Subscription

Instapaper, the insanely popular and feature-rich “read later” service has today announced that it is relaunching its ‘Premium’ offering. The service was created by Marco Arment around 10 years ago and he sold it to Betaworks before it was later acquired by Pinterest in 2016. However, as GDPR came into effect a few months ago, the service went completely dark for users in the European Union and there was no clear communication from the company when it would be back.

Surprisingly enough, Instapaper announced last month that it was going independent and would now be “owned and operated by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to Betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013”.

Today, Instapaper is relaunching its ‘Premium‘ offering at $2.99/month or $29.99/year and is also resuming service to users in the European Union.

Over the past two months we have taken a number of actions to address the General Data Protection Regulation, and we are happy to announce our return to the European Union.

We are very sorry for the extended downtime and, as a token of our apology, we are giving six months of Instapaper Premium to all EU users affected by the outage.

Unfortunately for Instapaper, users who were left out in the dark don’t seem to be pleased in the comments.


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Doppler Adds Support for Importing Music From Safari, Metadata Editing, and More in Newest Update

I wrote about Doppler a few months ago and it has been a lovely alternative to dealing with Apple’s rubbish music app on iOS. Since then, the app has gotten some really nice updates allowing you to import FLAC, WAV, and more formats through iTunes file sharing. The newest major update brings some much-needed functionality that every music player on iOS should have — you can now import music to the app through Safari and edit the metadata for these files. You can even search and download fresh album artwork for your music.

If you still use Last.fm, support has been added to scrobble as well. This is a great free update to Doppler and with the ability to import music downloaded in Safari, I can’t recommend it enough. Get it for just $2.99 on the App Store →.


A Look at Some Stunning Illustrations Created by Top Artists During the Beta of Affinity Designer for iPad

Earlier this week, Serif Ltd. released Affinity Designer for iPad, which the company had been working on for quite some time now. Here’s a collection of some incredible illustrations and artwork created by some top designers that they worked with during the app’s beta.

In 2018, we commissioned a select group of creatives to take part in a special Affinity Designer for iPad beta. The purpose of this was to get a mix of designers and illustrators to test the most ambitious app we’ve ever made. We recruited a mix of seasoned Affinity users, and some who’d never used Affinity for their work. Some of the participants had never used an iPad in their creative workflow either.

We set them all the same challenge… create your style of work using your workflow in Affinity Designer for iPad and tell us what you think of it.

The linked article has some of the most impressive work we’ve seen created on the iPad. You can grab Affinity Designer on the App Store for iPad here.


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