Now you can just select some text and choose the “Highlight” option to save those great quotes you find while reading.
In true Instapaper fashion, your highlights are seamlessly synced across all of your devices. We’ve also added the option for you to post your highlights automatically to your linked accounts. It’s disabled by default, but if you turn it on, you can do nifty things like automatically Tweet your highlights, or post them to a Tumblr blog, or drop them into Evernote.
This is awesome. Highlighting was the biggest Instapaper feature that I never even tried to tackle, despite tons of requests — it’s a surprisingly hard problem since text on the web isn’t static. (Try to find out what happens if a Kindle book is updated and you’ve made some highlights.)
Selling to Betaworks was definitely the right decision.
See also: David Pierce’s story at The Verge.