Boba App vs Instapaper

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Boba App

Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Anyone who wants to improve their reading speed




Category: Speed Reading Tools
Industries: Anyone who wants to improve their reading speed


$2.99 per month

$29.99 per year.

20M+ Downloads

#1 in Magazines & Newspapers

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Sir Richard Branson

Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.

Sir Richard Branson

Boba App reviews

I enjoy the app. But there are those of us who suffer from tryphophobia, which is the fear of a succession of tiny holes which make your logo for the app. For lack of a better term, disturbing. Idk if it's possible to make it different. To avoid freaking out by accident I have to put it in a folder away from the main screen and click it quickly then distract myself in order to forget I saw it.

- Isfgg

1 billion stars if they can figure out how to allow us to read books we have purchased (iBooks) using their app. Why can't we decide how we want to read a book we have purchased? I read all my news, financial, and sports, web pages (and apps) using boba now..

- Rauerba

Exactly what I needed. I don't know why more spritz apps don't catch on and run as an extension from the share sheet. This app is truly one of a kind.

- User

Instapaper reviews

During the week I have little time to stop and read articles of interest, either ones that I run across or those in my Google Reader. Instapaper solves the problem by letting me click on my little ¨Read Later¨ toolbar bookmark when I´m on a website or article that I want to read later. It saves it all on my account and allows me to read it on the weekends, when I have more free time. Think of it as a temporary bookmark. The best part is that I can download all of the saved articles into Kindle form and get it sent to my Kindle.

- Anonymous

I couldn't survive without Instapaper. Throughout the work day I come across a million things I'd like to read - both work and fun - but rarely have time to stop to read them. So, I simply use the Instapaper bookmarklet to "Read Later" and then read the articles simply and clearly from my iPhone during my commute.

- Sara W.

I have been a big evernote user since the beginning and when instapaper came out I also was the first to try this as I much prefer reading articles on my tablet than the computer screen. The problem is that it is very challenging to back to the original article once you have saved it. This is different and more seamless in evernote. The other big reason I have stopped using instapaper is that evernote is everywhere and much more supported for clipping articles. I would say try instapaper if evernote seems too robust and complicated. Instapaper is a simplier experience if more watered down.

- Bob X.

Pros & cons

Boba App

Customizable, speed reads content of your choosing
Basic and simple features

Not updated for the latest iOs versions, There aren’t any features available that will actually teach you to read faster
Not suitable for newer devices


Free text-to-speech functionality
Can bookmark YouTube videos

Limited folder-based system
Highlighting only available in premium
Limited social media sharing features

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world

Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything you read – faster.


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