Mast is a beautiful Mastodon app built with iOS design guidelines in mind. It’s as feature-packed as it is gorgeous. The stunning timelines make reading the latest content a joy.
Mast is also fully optimised for iOS 13 with dark mode and context menu support. It also has Today Extensions, Share Extensions, iMessage Stickers, a Watch app, Siri Shortcuts, and an iPad app. I hope you enjoy using Mast.
“What is Mastodon?”, you may ask. It’s a federated and decentralised social network. Think of it as email, where you can choose your provider, yet talk with almost anyone from anywhere regardless of their choices. The instances on Mastodon give users freedom to find their community, whilst allowing everyone to talk with each other with the level of visibility that they want. The content warning feature makes it safer, and the increased character count makes it far more expressible. It’s what microblogging should have always been.
(Requires a Mastodon account)
I'm constantly evolving and crafting Mast to create the perfect Mastodon app for you. If you have any suggestions or feedback, I'd love to hear it!
Mast is now better than ever.
- Added more alternative app icons (they're cute!)
- Added video durations to video previews in timelines
- Added usage details regarding trends in the Explore tab
- Added usage history graphs when selecting trends from the Explore tab
- Select the graph type button in the trends navigation bar to switch between a line graph and a bar graph
- Pulling to refresh the Explore tab now appropriately updates trending tags too
- Bot accounts are now indicated in their profile
- Fixed issue where boosted states wouldn't properly persist throughout the UI
- Various minor UI and layout changes
If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Mast 2 was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through Mastodon @JPEG@mastodon.technology or Twitter @JPEGuin.
Ratings and Reviews
Another app that went with a subscription model
Will devs ever learn? This app has always been buggy. The first thing I tried doing was updating my bio. The UX is all very wonky and the UI for actually updating a bio is a disaster. This app is definitely not worth a subscription model for features like basic notifications when better options are available.
[update] this app requires extra taps to do basic things like bio updates and search. its interface is also unintuitive. however, it hasn't crashed yet. added a star since the app hasn't crashed yet.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback, this has now been fixed and should work flawlessly.
No Upgrade Path For Early Supporters
Great app actually, but I paid a fair amount for an app ($5), and suddenly lost access to every feature I used after a hiatus from Mastodon. No upgrade path, so I honestly feel scammed; i bought the app specifically for those features, and never would have purchased had i known it'd only be for 9 months.
Idea of a one time purchase is that it's a one time purchase; Mast isn't like a weather app or some other service-based app that relies on pricey APIs; Mastodon is an open source, "federated" service. Sure, developer needs paid to maintain the application, but stripping 90% of the app from paying users and asking them to pay again seems unfair; at least publish the revised application as a new listing so paying users can use the old version without support. :|
Overpriced and untrustworthy business
It might be a very polished mastodon app for iOS, but no way is it worth $30 or an ongoing $2 per month. Especially once you consider that it was once $5, but then the dev took away features from users that paid and asked for more money. How do you know they won’t do the same thing again after you pay $30?
If you don’t pay, the features you get are paltry. Don’t even get notifications. You’re better off using something else that’s free, like Roma.
- Shihab Mehboob
- 30.7 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Hindi, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2019 Shihab Mehboob.
- In-App Purchases
- Lifetime Subscription $28.99
- Monthly Subscription $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.