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How to Get Instapaper as RSS

July 18, 2023 — Jim Neumann
Screenshot showing Instapaper's website and a contextual menu.

If you are using Instapaper for gathering resources in an online archive, there isn’t a built-in RSS feed available. If you’d like to have a feed adding these articles to your DEVONthink database, there is a simple way to accomplish this.

  1. Log into your Instapaper account and select the desired section on the page, e.g., Home.
  2. Click your email address at the upper right.
  3. Select Download.
  4. In the download formats, Control-click the RSS option and choose Copy Link.
  5. Switch to DEVONthink and choose Data > New > Feed in the desired database.
  6. Paste the URL, make any other desired changes, and press Add.
  7. The feed will be created and available articles downloaded.

Repeat this process with other sections in Instapaper, e.g., Liked or even a folder you’ve created.

Please see our article on overtagging regarding the potential for RSS categories to overburden your tags.