Problem with Instapaper – Help Requested

Does anyone use Instapaper to download articles to their Kindle or Kobo? I’ve been doing this for a long time, but recently the download feature has stopped working for me. I can still read them online or on my phone, but can’t get the download onto my Kindle, which is what I prefer to do for long articles. I’ve tried the EPUB download too, because I can convert that to Kindle, but that doesn’t work either. And it doesn’t matter which browser I use – all three (Firefox, Chrome, IE) all fail the same way – it brings up the window to select which format I want to download, opens a new blank page and then says it’s connecting to Instapaper, but nothing happens.

Please leave a comment if you can help.

2 Responses to “Problem with Instapaper – Help Requested”

  1. Dave Truman says:

    Hi Keith,
    I’ve been using Instapaper to send articles to my Kindle for awhile now too (on your recommendation actually) and it’s working fine for me.

    I don’t manually download though, I have Instapaper send them automatically once a day as a single document. I just tried a manual download and it worked for me.

    Obvious questions:
    * Have you cleared your browsers cache or tried a different browser?
    * Have you tried the automatic send?

  2. Keith Soltys says:

    Thanks, Dave. I didn’t know Instapaper could be set to automatically download. I just had a look at the options and I guess I could set that up, but I prefer to download and run it through Calibre to fix the horrible default justification (I read at the 2nd largest font size and full justification looks horrible and is hard to read).

    In any case, I just tried it and it’s working again. No clue if the problem was at their end or mine.

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