Mastodon for iPhone and iPad 17+

Decentralized social network

Mastodon

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 547 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Mastodon is the largest decentralized social network on the internet. Instead of a single website, it’s a network of millions of users in independent communities that can all interact with one another, seamlessly. No matter what you’re into, you can meet passionate people posting about it on Mastodon!

Join a community and create your profile. Find and and follow fascinating folks and read their posts in an ad-free, chronological timeline. Express yourself with custom emoji, images, GIFs, videos, and audio in 500-character posts. Reply to threads and reblog posts from anyone to share great stuff. Find new accounts to follow and trending hashtags to expand your network.

Mastodon is built with a focus on privacy and safety. Decide whether your posts are shared with your followers, just the people you mention, or the whole world. Content warnings let you hide posts containing sensitive or triggering material until you're ready to engage with them. Each community has its own guidelines and moderators to keep its members safe, and robust blocking and reporting tools help prevent abuse.

More features:

• Dark Mode: Read posts in light, dark, or true black mode
• Polls: Ask followers for their opinion and tally the votes
• Explore: Trending hashtags and accounts are a tap away
• Notifications: Get notified about new follows, replies, and reblogs
• Sharing: Post directly to Mastodon from any share sheet in any app
• Cuteness: Our mascot is an adorable elephant, and you'll see them pop up from time to time

Mastodon is a registered nonprofit and development is supported directly by your donations. There’s no advertising, no monetization, and no venture capital, and we plan to keep it that way.

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

- Added community timeline (between "News" and "For you"!)
- Fixed validation errors not being displayed during sign-up
- Fixed sorting on the list of servers - medium-sized servers should now appear higher
- Fixed list of servers filtering out invite-only servers when logging in
- Various other fixes and translation updates!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
547 Ratings

547 Ratings

Melbatoast2000 ,

Great app to explore the fediverse

There’s a lot out there. This app lets you explore the various communities that use the Mastodon web application (not this application) to host themselves. Each community is unique and run by their own moderators, so the content you see will depend on the community you visit and the people you follow. The app can’t do anything about that any more than an email client or calendar app can do anything about what’s on the server you use for email or calendaring.

If you’re looking for Twitter, then you probably want to use the Twitter app. This isn’t Twitter. It’s a different vision of what things like Twitter could have been if they had been built to give you control over your information. There’s a bit more work on our part, but we don’t become a product sold to advertisers.

The application is easy to use. If you aren’t sure you want to use an app, then you can always use the web interface of any of the communities you might join. The app mimics much of the functionality in the web interface, though the web interface tends to get features earlier due in part to Apple’s app review process.

Cyastis ,

Amazing improvements

When I first got the app, I liked the aesthetics but there was quite a bit missing. I couldn't see those I'm following or my followers. I couldn't use multiple accounts without a hassle. I didn't understand how to write direct messages (this was a misunderstanding on my part) and I couldn't view the federated timeline. Fortunately in 1.2.0, it's now possible to see followers and those you're following. Possibly more importantly, multi account support is now stellar. Using multiple accounts is vital on decentralized platforms and protocols such as ActivityPub, and this gets it right. Maybe the federated timeline will come later, or maybe it'd be difficult to justify given Apple's strict rules, but it's chaotic and spammy enough that I don't mind logging in on a browser for the few times I need it. I love how quickly this project is taking shape. Its UI is simple yet does exactly what I want it to do. And that wouldn't be possible if it weren't a free and open source project!! Props to MainasuK and Gargron :)

magnus919 ,

Better Twitter than Twitter (and Musk-free!)

Like over 100,000 other former Twitter users, I joined Mastodon in April 2022 because I didn’t want to be on a social media platform owned and governed by the whims of an unkind billionaire. I did expect it to be sloppy and barren, but my expectations were laid to waste. Mastodon is crafted thoughtfully, with an eye toward building communities of people with similar interests run by people that you’re likely to know. And all of these little communities are connected to one another. Discovering people to follow takes a little more effort, but YOU are in control! YOU get to decide what server to join (or start your own) and each server can have its own rules, decide what other servers it will connect with, etc. freedom of speech is there, but so is a culture of kindness. I’m here to stay! Other Twitter refugees should come here. But remember you’re not sliding into some corporate wasteland site; you’re joining an individual person’s intentional community, so be a good neighbor!

App Privacy

The developer, Mastodon, 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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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