The fantastic read-it-later app Instapaper has just received an update with the move to version 5.2.

And easily the biggest new feature is the Highlights functionality. As the name suggests, users can highlight and save text from any article. As you can see, that’s done by selecting the text and then pressing the “Highlight” option.

All highlights are then automatically synced to other mobile devices and the Instapaper site.

Along with a new Instapaper logo and icons, the app now features improved and more accessible social sharing.

Users can also swipe from the edge to navigate back from article view. Finally, readers can move articles from folders directly back to the “Home” section.

A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Instapaper can be downloaded now on the App Store for $3.99.

An optional subscription service can be unlocked with an in-app purchase of $11.99 per year or $3.99 for three months. With the subscription, users can take advantage of the Send to Kindle integration, full-text search of articles in their account, and use third-party apps that plug into the Instapaper API.

Before the most recent update, the last major version of the app arrived back in later February. Version 5.1.5 offered Instapaper Daily integration, AirPlay support, and more.

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