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Longform: A Smart Reader

By Longform

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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

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 2.1.1


-Fixes notifications for logged in users.
-Stability fixes and additional crash fixes.


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Customer Reviews


I saw this on the AppStore and since I like to read, I felt it was a good choice. I was not disappointed. I like the selection so far, but like others have pointed out, there aren't many conservative articles. That can be fixed by, well, adding conservatives who want to be on the app. My only complaint is that whenever I'm in the middle of an article, and I lock my phone, and then open Longform again, it brings the article to the very beginning. Bookmarks don't help, contrary to my previous belief. The same thing happens when I'm scrolling through an author: I get far down, lock my phone, open it again, then I have to scroll down all the way again. But other than that, since my Madden Mobile doesn't work, this is now the most used app on my phone


Ever since deleting myself from social media this has been a great way to keep myself in touch with that sphere without having to read awful comment threads. I think it allows us as consumers to think for ourselves when the social media aspect is removed (think for ourselves about the opinionated articles we read that hopefully still allow room for us to think for ourselves. I think so) and we aren't inundated with negative/positive or overly romanticizing comments about said opinion/angle/information before or after we read something. It's valuable, I definitely use it every day.

nicely done

I have used so many news/RSS readers I’ve lost count. I still use Unread, Zite, Flipbook, etc. But this one is very nice and has moved to my home screen. To me, it’s kind of like a prettier, easier to use, more interesting version of Flipbook or Zite. You choose what to follow (like Flipbook) but it helps you find things. Also, unlike Flipbook, you get a time line so that you don’t end up going back through the same pages again. And the stuff you follow all appears together, rather than having to sort through different “magazines”. I recommend this highly.

Longform: A Smart Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • 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 Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • 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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