MetaReader is an unofficial client for MetaFilter, with the included features:
• Browse wonderful content on MetaFilter, Ask MetaFilter, and MetaTalk with a beautiful, native interface
• Add/reply to posts and questions
• Advanced search functionality (search posts/comments, site filters, and sorting)
• Browse several different feeds (Recent, Popular, Feed, Tags, Categories & Favorites)
• Sort comments/answers by popularity or recency
• Discover new content by simply shaking your device
• Customize the app through fine grained settings controls
• Several different themes
• Built in web browser
• Multiple device and orientation support
• Universal app (iPhone and iPad), for iPhones, optimized up to iPhone 6/6+
• And much more!

You can access these features and more with a few intuitive gestures, some of them including:
• Double tapping to favorite any comment/answer
• Swiping left on any post/question from any feed to view the full post
• Swiping left on any post/question/comment to quickly leave a reply
• Shaking your device to view a random post/question

But don't take our word for it, launch the app and experience for yourself! In order to access favoriting and reply functionality, you must have a paid account through their website. Browsing is free!

*** I am an independent developer who relies on app store revenue to pay the bills. If you enjoy the app, feel free to support the developer and future development by leaving a tip from within the app from the side menu! Your contributions are appreciated! ***

** This is an UNOFFICIAL app. MetaReader is not affiliated with MetaFilter Network Inc. or any of its associates. **

What's New

Version 1.1

Coming soon:
-iPhone X Support

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

So glad there's finally a good MeFi app.


Excited about this. Nicely designed, clean, and highly usable. Excited to see it continue developing!

Maybe it's just me, but for some reason the app forgets that I'm already logged in when I try to search (makes me log in again), and the search doesn't really seem to work past that anyway.

Price is a little steep right now -- I'd guess cutting it down to $1.99 would get some more users. But, otherwise, this app shows a ton of promise! Well done!

Not stable


App makes you type in all your login info each time you try to go to a different part of metafilter. It also becomes unresponsive, then crashes when trying to search. Oh, and it makes you login every time you want to comment. You can't save your login info; you have to type it manually every. single. time. These issues observed on an iPhone 6s running iOS 9.2.1.

Great idea, sort of working now


I'm also excited about this app. But, searching doesn't seem to work, uh, at all, & I'm asked to login over and over again.

Still I want to thank the developer for draggin metafilter into iOS. Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to updates.


Nathan Mock
19.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2015 Nathan Mock
In-App Purchases
  1. $4.99 Tip $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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