Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Longform: A Smart Reader by Longform, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Longform: A Smart Reader

By Longform

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


Find yourself wasting time on your phone instead of reading? The totally-free Longform app 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

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.

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

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

Read your friends’ favorite articles and easily share your own.

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.

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

What's New in Version 2.2.3

Fixes crash bug that was resetting app after session.

App now retains user settings more persistently as well.


iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPhone Screenshot 4
iPhone Screenshot 5
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 4
iPad Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Best reading/news app out there

While Flipbook, Zite, and Apple News are great apps for getting your quick ADHD news fix, I tend to prefer more in-depth journalism and stories that go deeper than just explaining the details of the headline. This is the best curated source of long-form journalism and storytelling out there. I have found so many incredible articles and short fiction pieces through this app that I would like to send the developers (and news curators) a virtual hug for making my life better!

Love this app, but interface problems

I love Longform and do most of my reading in the app. But one thing totally bugs me. It's waaaay too easy to accidentally flip between the web and reader versions of articles when you're just trying to scroll down. Plus if you inadvertently swipe back to the menu, your spot is completely lost and you end up spending all this time scrolling madly down trying to find it again. Please fix! I love this app!

So inspiring.

Listening to all three of the hosts interview all the folks that inform us is amazing. Got love he casual reverence they all have for their guests. I have a favorite host but then it kinda flips and I love the way each of them have different vibes.

All fascinating. Love Marc Maron interviews these are just as good in a different way. I learn so much and get inspired to think differently.

Every person that wants to publish should listen for inspiration. Love you guys!

Longform: A Smart Reader
View In iTunes
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.3
  • Size: 13.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: