Earlier today, a free public beta of NetNewsWire 3.2 was released. This version syncs only with Google Reader, instead of NewsGator. I love Google Reader, but I’ve always been a fan of the interface on NetNewsWire, so this is huge.

On top of that, NetNewsWire now includes Instapaper integration. Instapaper is a service that allows you to save the content of a web page with a “Read Later” bookmarklet, so you can (dur) read it later. Moderately handy on it’s own - it replaced my delicious “toRead” tag - but fantastically useful when paired with the iPhone app, which can download the text of the articles for offline viewing. Any long-ish articles that I come across go into Instapaper to be read on the train ride to work on my phone.

In NetNewsWire, just hit Ctrl+P to save the article to Instapaper. The first time you do it, you’ll be prompted for your account info, and each time after that it’s just a quick save. This replaces three steps for me: open the article in a new tab, hit “Read Later”, close tab.

One small beta release just made my day.