Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as:

- a mailing list
- a discussion forum
- a long-form chat room

The application provides:

- Real time push notifications *
- At a glance tell how many unread/new topics your forums have by looking at the app icon
- A central spot to view all notifications, unread counts and new counts
- Uses Safari as the website browser, no need to log in again

* For officially hosted Discourse forums

What’s New

Version 1.4.2

Overall performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Telfire ,

Could be better but works

Does what it says it does. Useful if you use a Discourse based community and want notifications on your phone, and/or just a dedicated way to access it instead of keeping a tab open at all times.

It would be better if the web view wasn’t cluttered with the super fat bars at the top and bottom. Would be better yet if it adopted a standard app UI, can still use the web view but have back button at top left and title in proper iOS ui.

WGiant ,

Not much to this app.

The actual forums are good, a little convoluted, but good. The app basically does nothing but open those pages, and is pretty inferior to even just using Chrome to view them as this app has basically no options or settings. It won’t even open to a specific community by default. There are no alternate themes or layouts to make navigation or reading easier. There’s no search function to help find communities. It’s like a very, very basic web browser.

Guy1235678 ,

Awful Update

There is just no point in using this app unless you use a ton of forums that use discourse. It just switches to your browser when you want to read something anyway. And I can’t even check notifications in the app. It just expands and shows new post titles with no indication of what is actually a notification.

Also, after the update it only loads correctly half the time. I just get a blank screen and have to force close.


Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
7.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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