What's New

This build should address issues for users whose apps were not updating regularly.

Loads and loads of bug fixes, including safeguards against crash loop bugs in the future.

-Fixes bug where articles from the future would load blocking updates at the top of the Feed.
-Added database reset on next launch if the app crashes within 10 seconds after launch.
-Articles would not retain their reading position when leaving and quickly coming back to one while on a slower network connection.
-"Recommend" button would be shown on top of the text in the read view when returning to articles after reading most of the text.
-Removed 2-second delay between opening a feed view and refreshing it from the top.
-Links would not respond to single taps after long-pressing on a link in the read view.
-Recommend button no longer disappears after tapping it and scrolling in the read view.
-Missing follow buttons on list views.
-Removed minimum article requirements from carousels in Explore tab.
-Reading history would not be saved when the user was offline.

App Description

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 Longform.org

FOLLOW WRITERS
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.

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

STAFF PICKS
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.

READ OFFLINE
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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 21, 2012 Initial release
  • March 30, 2012 New version 1.0.4
  • March 31, 2012 New version 1.0.5
  • April 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • May 01, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • May 25, 2012 New version 1.0.6
  • June 29, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • September 02, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • September 15, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • October 01, 2012 New version 1.1
  • November 27, 2012 New version 1.1.1
  • December 04, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 15, 2012 New version 1.1.2
  • January 10, 2013 New version 1.1.3
  • January 15, 2013 New version 1.1.4
  • January 18, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • April 12, 2013 New version 1.1.5
  • April 24, 2013 New version 1.1.6
  • October 07, 2013 New version 1.2.1
  • September 18, 2014 New version 2.0
  • September 18, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
  • September 25, 2014 New version 2.0.1
  • October 15, 2014 New version 2.0.2
  • November 07, 2014 New version 2.0.3
  • December 18, 2014 New version 2.1
  • December 30, 2014 New version 2.1.1
  • April 14, 2015 New version 2.1.2