Handoff is nice, but I don’t know how much I’d ever use it in practice (this has been the case with Handoff in general for me). If you’re reading an article in Instapaper, you can quickly resume your activity on another device from the Lock screen; if you don’t have Instapaper installed on the second device, Handoff will open the article in Safari using its source URL.
-Federico Viticci, “Instapaper 6.1 Brings Redesigned Share Extension”, MacStories
This is one of those rare occasions where I disagree with Federico. Handoff is one of those features that I look for in the apps that I use and the fact that Instapaper was able to pull it off without having a stand-alone desktop application is frankly impressive. In addition, the new look of the bookmarklet and share extensions make this an instant update candidate for me.
I have been beta testing Instapaper, as I am a subscriber and signed up for their early access program, and the steady improvements that I have seen in each of these releases remind me that Marco Arment knew what he was doing when he put Instapaper in Betworks’ hands.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard