Counting Instapaper

One of my favourite and most essential apps is [Instapaper]( and I’ve always got loads of articles saved there. This summer or even spring I realized the default number of articles downloaded to the iPhone app was 250 and… I was above that! Since then I’ve made a concerted effort to lower that number and I’m now under 120, hoping to get it to under 100 asap. Mini bug; I like to know how I’m doing and there’s no total count anywhere in the interface. [Marco did that on purpose](!/marcoarment/status/154285101361016832) so I won’t ask him to change it but I’d like to have the total and each time going to the last page and counting what’s left + adding 40 article per page is a bit redundant. So I coded up a quick bookmarklet to count it for me and I thought I’d share. Just drag this link to your bookmarks bar, navigate to the last page of your unread Instapaper articles and click. The bookmarklet adds a little layer in the page with the total number of articles left.

It’s tested in Safari, period. Probably not as clean as it could be either. Quickly pulled together using [Ben Alman’s jQuery bookmarklet generator](