Send Reading List to Instapaper

I made a tool called Send Reading List to Instapaper. It does just what it says: it sends the unread articles from your Safari Reading List to Instapaper, a multi-platform service that provides a superset of Reading List’s features. Download and more details at GitHub.


The script is based on readinglistlib, an offspring of my previous experiments with Reading List. It also uses instapaperlib by Daniel Schauenberg.

Articles are not automatically removed from your Reading List when sent to Instapaper, which may limit its utility as a way to “sync” the two. However, it may be useful if you’ve accumulated a large number of Reading List bookmarks which you’d rather read with Instapaper.

Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012. Tags: , , .

2 Responses to “Send Reading List to Instapaper”

Posted by Christopher Allen on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 4:20 PM.

The script doesn’t appear to work with Mountain Lion — I get python errors when I try to run the script version, and I get an “bad app put in trash” when I run the applet.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 5:35 PM.

Thanks for the report. More details may be necessary to diagnose your problem, as I just tried the applet on 10.8.1 (Mountain Lion) and it worked successfully.