Other activities now requiring my full attention, this application will no longer be updated. Thank you for your support over these past few years. Stacks was a very rewarding adventure. This is an universal app, by buying the Windows 8 version you will get the Windows Phone app free. Allows Instapaper's ***paying*** subscribers to organize and read their bookmarks on their Windows 8 device. Log in and view all your folders. Progress bars let you know what's left to read. Pick your favorite font and size, switch to Night Mode and multitask all you want: bookmarks reopen exactly where you left off! Share by email or on social networks. IMPORTANT: You need a paid subscription to Instapaper to use this app. Visit With the trial version you can use the app for 7 days and it's not feature-limited.

Playable on



mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Version 3.5.2 Fixed crash when adding a bookmark from the reading page version 3.5: - add support for Universal apps - fixed portrait mode bug - fixed share failure when app is running - prepare support for highlights - support for API 1.1 of Instapaper version supporting new features of Windows 8.1: - better reading control - share content selected in the bookmark (text and images) - support for new window size model Version 1.1.16 - fixed bug in offline support Version 1.1.15 - minor bug fixes


  • Support the charms bar to share or add bookmarks
  • Total offline mode (text, pictures, archive, delete etc.)
  • Night mode i.e. inverse contrast manually or automatically at sunset
  • Support customization : font,text size and line height

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
2012 Matthieu Guyonnet-Duluc

Approximate download size
1.33 MB - 4.57 MB

Books & reference

Use your location
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use information about your device
Use the photos in your media library
Use the media items that are currently playing
Use your device network services
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser
Use your media library

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Additional terms
Stacks for Instapaper privacy policy

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Platform: Mobile

App worked great before. Now after the update I get an 'error refreshing content list'. I do have a paid subscription and I'm on a Lumia 928.




Platform: PC

Mediocre at best

This app has lots of issues. Not a polished product at all. Very limited font selection and viewing options. Does not remember your positing in an article. Reading options are not saved universally. No good fonts. The list goes on and on needs a lot more work.




Platform: Mobile

Love it - tried several, but this had the best reading view in my opinion. Wish it had ability to page instead of just scroll, but that's my only complaint. Great experience.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

A nicely thought out Instapaper app. Just wish I could scroll to the top of an article quickly and see the URL it came from.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Broken for me

Claims I don't have a subscription to Instapaper and I do, and the feedback and support Settings link gives an error message so I can't even seek help from the publisher. FAIL.




Platform: PC

Adequate, but has a few bugs to work out...

Adequate, but buggy. For example, add a new folder from the app. When you go to move an item into the new folder, the new folder has not yet been added to the popup have to restart the app to get it to appear. Also, when viewed in fill mode alongside a snapped app, the columns don't break properly and one gets cut off, without a good way to slide it into view. Code in blog posts also is a bit messy, thou it may be hard to find a middle ground for doing that right.




Platform: PC

Useful App and Responsive Developer

The app is very useful in how I utilize Instapaper, especially the ability to share links via the charm and direct it to specific folders in my Instapaper account. I ran into a display problem one of my machines and the developer was extremely responsive and helpful in figuring out the issue (which turned out to not be a Stacks problem at all).




Platform: PC

Great app for Instapaper

Longtime user of Stacks on my Windows Phone, and the developer has done a great job implementing the app for Windows 8. It works great on both my laptop and my Surface.




Platform: PC

Great app

Stacks combined with Instapaper it's the best way to select articles for keeping, for reading later, for sharing as well as a great reading experience cross devices.




Platform: PC

Great to see stacks come over from Windows Phone

It's great to have a good Instapaper client on Windows 8, especially eight the sharing contract features. Thanks!



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