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Longform: A Smart Reader

By Longform

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Description

Find yourself wasting time on your phone instead of reading? Longform is the only 100% free app that filters out the internet junk and delivers nothing but smart, in-depth articles.

• Follow writers and get notified when they publish anywhere
• Follow magazines and get only their new feature articles
• Read recommendations from your friends
• Every article available offline
• Daily curated picks from the staff of Longform.org

FOLLOW WRITERS
Follow any writer and you’ll get notified they next time they publish an article anywhere on the web—this service is only available from Longform.

FOLLOW PUBLISHERS
Explore a catalog of over 1,000 of the best publishers on the web—everything from major magazines to independent blogs. Each new feature article is delivered to your feed.

SEARCH
Search our archive of over 200,000 articles. Imagine Wikipedia, except authored by the best writers past and present.

STAFF PICKS
Our editors scour the web to find the best new articles, so you don’t have to.

GET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FRIENDS
Read your friends’ favorite articles and easily share your own.

READ OFFLINE
Every article you see in Longform is automatically available offline and the app updates in the background, so even if you're on a plane, you'll always have plenty of great reading waiting for you.

BOOKMARK TO READ LATER
Save articles you don't want to forget to read, or send them to Pocket, Instapaper or Readability.

What's New in Version 2.1.2

This build should address issues for users whose apps were not updating regularly.

Loads and loads of bug fixes, including safeguards against crash loop bugs in the future.

-Fixes bug where articles from the future would load blocking updates at the top of the Feed.
-Added database reset on next launch if the app crashes within 10 seconds after launch.
-Articles would not retain their reading position when leaving and quickly coming back to one while on a slower network connection.
-"Recommend" button would be shown on top of the text in the read view when returning to articles after reading most of the text.
-Removed 2-second delay between opening a feed view and refreshing it from the top.
-Links would not respond to single taps after long-pressing on a link in the read view.
-Recommend button no longer disappears after tapping it and scrolling in the read view.
-Missing follow buttons on list views.
-Removed minimum article requirements from carousels in Explore tab.
-Reading history would not be saved when the user was offline.

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Customer Reviews

Good articles and easy to use

Switched to this when Zite announced it is closing. Love it!

Love it!

Supremely enjoy the articles this app has brought into my awareness. Highly recommended

Great app filled with great articles!

Decided to give this app a go after seeing it mentioned on Foreign Policy's website. Man am I glad I did! Longform gives you access to great articles from many different (too many to list) magazines/ websites all on one app. You can select publications to "follow" and the articles will appear on your feed. You can also see the most popular articles of the day/week/month as well as the "staff picks". You can also enjoy most (of the ones I read) articles ad free in a reader mode. Only gripe is some publications only allow a certain amount of free articles a month, but that's the way the cookie crumbles...

Longform: A Smart Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Size: 13.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6.

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