Export Pinboard to Instapaper?
July 4, 2014 11:13 AM   Subscribe

I am not that great with tags and Instapaper has full text searching now. So, how can I move my Pinboard bookmarks to Instapaper, where I have a subscription? I don't think I can do directly, but perhaps there's an indirect way?
posted by egk to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I see that Instapaper used to support this and doesn't anymore, and they don't say why.

Could you make this work? Like, activate that recipe, then log into Pinboard and bulk tag everything "instapaper"?

(I'm not 100% sure about this because I don't use Instapaper, but I do use Pinboard and IFTTT. Seems like there must be some way to make IFTTT do this for you.)
posted by clavicle at 3:59 PM on July 4, 2014

Try this.
posted by Brent Parker at 8:38 PM on July 4, 2014

thank you - It seems like I won't have any trouble going forward, with either method. Getting the older items out still has me a bit stumped.

Delicious says they don't do flat file imports, but that may change, I suppose.

Instapaper triggers seem to be based on new tagged items.

I hadn't realized I could full text search in Pinboard if I upgrade to an archival account. It is $25, less the sign up fee I've already paid. So that's another option to work around my lack of tag skills.
posted by egk at 7:51 AM on July 5, 2014

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