Research papers are no strangers to the typical university student. Of course, at this point in our educational venture, we ALL know that one source is never enough for a research paper. Right? Not to mention that our favourite, and most persistent source, Wikipedia, is practically forbidden from our reference lists. So, what do we do as true researchers of the World Wide Web? Find as many reliable sources on the Internet as possible to put together a good research paper. However, somewhere in the huge web, we find ourselves drowning in thousands of links and articles, and we can’t keep track! Up until now, we had a serious problem on our hand but thanks to the Hilltop Trumpet app of the week, we don’t have to worry anymore.
Instapaper is a Pinterest-owned tool that allows its users to save web content such as articles, pictures, and videos for later use on different devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
This tool is compatible with several apps including our mobile browsers, and provides a more straightforward method of organizing articles. Once an article is saved to Instapaper, the app converts these articles into a simplified mobile version, making it much easier to read these articles, specifically on mobile devices.
The versatile app comes with tons of features including:
1. Typography settings – Instapaper comes with 14 fonts, and authorizes its users to change the font style, size, and colour of select text.
2. Themes – The app boasts different themes from which you can choose your own visual preference, and it even comes with an “Automatic Dark Mode” which changes the app’s display to a more suitable theme at nights.
3. Select & Share – Instapaper allows you to select specific passages from an article, and share it via apps such as Twitter, and even through your e-mail.
4. Notes – One of the most helpful features of the app comes from the “Notes” section, where you’re given the chance to select important sections of an article, and save them independently, for easy finding.
Say bye-bye to confusing webs of information, and hello to organization with Instapaper.
Author- Dadria Gayle
Editor – Ruth-Ann Gayle