Thursday, July 28, 2011

RIL2Insta - Import Read it Later links to Instapaper

One of my long time wish to write a Chrome extension completed last week. It all started when my answer was down-voted at, the original answer was based on my experience sometime ago I was searching to migrate my links between my Instapaper accounts.

How does it work?

It parses your exported *.html file for links and submit each items to Instapaper to add to your account.
  1. Login to your in a new tab.
  2. Goto to export all your links.
  3. Download and install latest version of RIL2Insta from Github
  4. Paste content of your exported file in the grey-textbox.
  5. Provide your Instapaper credentials and click Post it for me.

Code is available at Github -



  1. Just what I've been looking for, thanks!

  2. it didn't work for me. ALl failed.

  3. excellent work. It parsed a file with 778 items. 777 successes & 1 failure.
    Not a bad success ratio

  4. Thank you SO much! I just had a very frustrating hour trying to figure out how to get my Readability list into Instapaper, and this extension (along with this tool: finally did it. Brilliant!