Longform: A Smart Reader
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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 Longform.org
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.
GET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FRIENDS
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.
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 2.2.3
Fixes crash bug that was resetting app after session.
App now retains user settings more persistently as well.
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!
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!
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 10, 2015
- 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
- Seller: Professor Seagull
- © 2014 Longform
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.