Discourse Hub 17+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 53 Ratings
    • Free



Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as:

- a mailing list
- a discussion forum
- a long-form chat room

The application provides:

- A central spot to view all notifications, unread counts and new counts from your forums
- Real time push notifications for officially hosted Discourse forums
- Authentication via Safari for quicker access to your sites

What’s New

Version 1.8.3

This version adds compatibility for iPhone 14 devices. And adds better keyboard focus support when attaching a physical keyboard (especially useful on iPadOS and macOS).

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Dan of Lindisfarne ,


As has been noted, the relaunch effect is a nuisance: if you do too much heavy stuff in the interim, the app loses your place and starts out from scratch. And, of course, unlike a browser, there is no kind of tabs option, which would be immensely helpful at times.

For me, though, the biggest defect is the to-top scroll function (where touching the top of the screen scrolls to the top of the page). I use iCab for serious browsing, which does not have this at all relying instead on a persistent scroll bar (which can also be problematic at times). The problem is that the long-scroll pageless format used by Discourse means that scroll-to-top absolutely makes no sense. Discourse has its own little quick-scroll widget, anyway. The developer/maintainer needs to disable the scroll-to-top response.

Joe3571 ,

Why can’t I stay logged in?

Super simple app interface.
Which is fine.
But the reason it drops from 4 or 5 stars to a 2 is because my login doesn’t persist. It behaves as if I am a brand new user every time app opens. That might be fine on a desktop/laptop web browser. Bit in a mobile experience? Unacceptable.

I’m deleting this app, and just going back to using Chrome.

Winnaford ,

Does what it needs to do

IMO it is not a problem that the app opens a web View for you to interact with discourse itself. Discourse provides such a solid mobile browsing experience anyway that building a native app which would improve upon what the mobile web version does would require a ton more work than most people realize. I think that managing notifications and providing a unified location for accessing the discourse instances that you follow is a perfect sweet spot for this app and so far it has served that role well.

App Privacy

The developer, Discourse, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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