Matter: A better reading app

Matter: A better reading app

By Dig Wells, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2021-06-22
  • Current Version: 2.13.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 112.69 MB
  • Developer: Dig Wells, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 15.0+
Score: 4.68
From 273 Ratings


Finally, a better reading app. The internet is full of things you want to read – articles, newsletters, Twitter threads, PDFs. Matter brings them together in one place and gives you modern tools, like natural text-to-speech and fluid highlighting, to help you read more comfortably and effectively. “Matter improves vastly on earlier read-later apps like Pocket and Instapaper” –The Wall Street Journal (2022) Save anything: - Save full articles if you’re within the paywall (eg. Bloomberg, NYT, WSJ) - Rollup Twitter threads into a single article page - Save PDFs and YouTube Read across devices, including Kindle: - iPhone, iPad, Web - Send any article to Kindle in 2-taps Unified inbox for your subscriptions: - Sync your newsletters by connecting Gmail - Follow individual writers for their latest posts - Add any RSS feed The most elegant reading experience: - Best-in-class article parsing + readability - Available offline by default - Gorgeous night mode - Human-like text-to-speech - Fluid highlighting and note-taking Export your knowledge: - Sync your highlights to Notion, Obsidian, Roam, Readwise, and others Matter offers a free service and a Premium service. The free version of Matter includes: - Uncapped read-later library - Mobile & web extensions to save all types of content - Best-in-class parsing and readability  - Unlimited tags - Sharing directly with friends In addition to the free features, Matter Premium offers:  - HD text-to-speech for all your articles - Sync your newsletters, subscribe to writers, and add RSS feeds - Unlimited highlighting, note-taking, and integrations  - Send to Kindle  - Full-text search  - Customizable themes and fonts The Matter Premium subscription can be purchased:  - Monthly for $7.99. per month  - Annually for $59.99 per year (38% discount)  - For 3 years for $149.99 (48% discount) Payment for Matter Premium will be charged to your iTunes Account when you subscribe. Annual and monthly subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Manage your Matter Premium subscription by going to Matter's Settings page. Terms of Use: Privacy Policy:


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Great app, now needs AI capabilities

Matter has been a great reading app, and I have enjoyed using it since it was launched. The team behind it is great and it’s fun to follow the updates. The user experience has kept improving since they launched what I miss know it is having some AI features built in. I hope the team has something up their sleeves.
By TheGreenGoose

Absurd pricing

For what this app is, a read it later app, it is absurdly priced. Apps like this shouldn’t be charged on a subscription, much less at the rates these guys are charging. This app will go the way of all the others that charge too much and will eventually die. Look for more sustainable options.
By x-train

Don’t waste your time.

It’s a complete waste of your time. Also they read take all your data. Don’t believe such nasty apps.
By Elon Tim

users hit with subscription

I am surprised that longtime users were not offered a cheaper upgrade path as a reward for their loyalty. I have contacted the developer & was very pleased by the response. I encourage others to do likewise. I would have been sad to give up on Matter.
By Oswaldb

Game changer

I’m not typically one to leave app reviews, or to pay $60/year for an app. But here I am doing both because Matter is *that* good. I was a loyal Instapaper user for several years, but less than a week of playing with the free version was enough to convince me to switch (which, I’ll note, they make incredibly easy even with Instapaper’s API limitations). The article reading functionality is good - certainly on par with other apps, and things like the natural TTS are big improvements. They’re also clearly actively working on their parser, and the couple of times I’ve reported a content issue they’ve quickly not only fixed it but let me know they had done so. Where Matter is really a game changer is the unified subscription inbox. I’ve thought for ages that surely someone could come up with one place for all newsletters coming from email, RSS, or anywhere else. And here… they did it. Once I got it set up, it’s amazing to no longer have newsletters languishing in my inbox for days at a time, especially for long form ones that I may read a few days after they come out. Now they’re all sitting there, ready and waiting for me to get to them. It’s a newer app so there are still some rough edges to be polished, but it’s already a fantastic app that I’m excited to see continue to improve.
By ki4hrg

RSS is a major flaw

I love so much about this app but the rss feature is almost completely useless. I have a standard rss reader app running simultaneously and it’s shows 18 articles available from my feeds for today. Matter shows two. Two! Also it says it can’t find feeds for a few urls (which work fine I every other app.) I wish I had known this before paying $60/year. (Good luck trying to find the monthly option in the app) The app is excellent in every other way but now I guess I have to have a second app just for rss since I can’t rely on Matter to actually do the most basic rss serving. I hate writing a negative review of this app but for the price the rss should be rock solid (also it’s a pretty basic feature). Will gladly change my review when app can parse rss feeds at least as well as reader could almost twenty years ago.
By ChadAHall

No more Free Unlimited Highlights

The only aspect that Matter outdoes Pocket (getpocket) is its unlimited highlight features. Now that the feature is locked behind Paid/Premium, good bye to Matter and let's get back to Pocket!
By nahh-nan

App is unusable

Loved the pitch of this app but as soon as I purchased a subscription and started adding my feeds the app became unusable. Scrolling is laggy when it works which is about 40% of the time. Always stuck synching. I have never been able to load a single article. Immediate regret.
By CHAUVface

Good app until they tried a misguided way to monetize

I liked this app, then they hamfisted a paywall in. They are charging me to view my newsletters. Content other people created, they are charging for. I am happy to pay for good features which they had, but now I can’t bring myself to pay to read a third parties content that I actually already pay for. This was a huge misstep and I hope you guys figure it out. You lost a customer by doing this so poorly.
By Max710387159472771

Feeds locked without warning

I had read everything about Matter’s new premium mode (email, in-app announcement) and it wasn’t clear at all that unless you paid $60 a year, your RSS feeds would be totally unreadable. 😭
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