Readomator for Instapaper
By Gray Goo Labs
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••• REQUIRES an Instapaper account WITH A PAID SUBSCRIPTION •••
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Listen to your saved Instapaper articles as easily as you listen to podcasts. Readomator seamlessly bridges Instapaper and the iTunes podcast section using text-to-speech.
From iTunes, transfer your custom Instapaper podcast to your iPhone or iPod and tackle your growing Instapaper backlog during your daily commute.
Just sign into your Instapaper account, flip the switch to "On," and watch as a new podcast shows up in iTunes. Readomator begins converting your Instapaper articles into spoken word podcasts immediately. Create separate podcasts from Instapaper's Unread, Liked, and Archive sections, and from any Instapaper folder.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
• Provides support for reading articles saved in multiple languages. If you have a voice installed for a particular language on your Mac, Readomator will try to auto-detect articles written in that language and use that voice.
• Multiple speed and stability improvements. The spinning beach ball while loading from Instapaper should be a thing of the past.
• Fixes a potential deadlock that was freezing Readomator while it ran in the background, particularly on older systems.
Great app and Great support!
I had the problem of getting all sorts of things into my Instapaper, but never getting around to reading them. This app is a godsend! I can now listen to all my articles on the way to work and it works out great! In addition to loving the app, I must also say that they have great support. I had an issue where things had stopped working and they walked me through troubleshooting and we got it figured out. And to top it off, the problem wasn't even with the product but my iTunes! I'd highly recommend this app, not only because it's a great product, but because I know that they back it up with great support as well!
Readomator has dramatically changed how I catch up on content from Instapaper. I can easily use Readomator to monitor a special Instapaper folder for content that I want in audio form, and it "just works".
The current version (1.0.2) works with iTunes 11, albeit with a few quirks if using the "convert higher bitrate songs" option on an iOS device. I've been in touch with the developer, and he's been very responsive to any questions I've had!
I hope to see continued development of this app, since I'd like to keep using it… basically forever.
Couldn't be simpler
I have been considering cobbling together a solution to do something similar for months, but there's little chance I'd come up with something so elegantly simple as this. Works great, and could not be easier to operate. Definitely worth giving a shot if you find yourself with more reading backlog than free time!