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Longform: A Smart Reader

By Longform

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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.


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Customer Reviews

Truly fantastic concept and delivery

I have been generally very disappointed in newsreader apps of recent years, both in terms of their design and content. Longform finally gives me a no-nonsense way to access real journalism, without having to visit each website or sift through Facebook/Reddit for my preferred sources. The app is easy to use, and the offline feature really seals the deal. This is now one of my indispensable phone features; I always have something to read! Thanks for making this.

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!

Thanks for making this app

It's surprisingly hard to filter the daily onslaught of media coming daily through myriad sources. This is one of the few apps on my phone not buried in a folder. Best source for tuning the noise out of the signal to get to the good stuff - well reasoned, well written writing - and especially with the staff picks, I'm discovering so many great writers and stories -has brought me back to days when I'd actually read magazines. Thank you!

Longform: A Smart Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.3
  • Size: 21.3 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
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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.

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