Matter: A better reading app 4+

Save. Read. Listen. Highlight‪.‬

Dig Wells, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

We have improved Send to Kindle with better formatting and performance.
You can select multiple articles and send them to Kindle in batches.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

MLD10499 ,

Best of the Best

Unlimited highlights. An excellent tagging system. Beautiful, clean UI. Importing email subscriptions. No ads. Great save-for-later feature for Safari and Chrome. A great web app. Text to Speech with a natural voice. It doesn't get better than this, and certainly not for free.

I would happily pay for these features, as I think Matter does them better than comparable Pro versions of reader apps, but I also hope that as the app grows, the folks at Matter to keep a good many of them free.

Also, the two times I've put in a suggestion or bug in the web app, I've gotten a speedy response : )
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A few small notes and quirks:

Some articles don't transfer completely, or transfer with the text of pop up windows, or only transfer the pop up content. That might be user error on my part, and it doesn't happen often enough to be annoying.

You can't click links in a highlight, so you have to remember to open or save the link before you highlight.

The ability to start TTS from a specific part in the article is a great feature in the mobile app that I hope comes to the web app.

The ability to use shortcut keys to delete, archive, favorite, tag, etc. is a great feature in the web app that I hope comes to the mobile app.

More consistent treatment of photos (sometimes imported, sometimes not, sometimes caption transferred as body text, sometimes not) would be nice, especially for TTS purposes, but not a dealbreaker.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, this is incredible feedback, thank you! We're going to work hard to continue to build an even better reader. Our team will definitely be discussing these notes and quirks soon!

Shockablooey ,

(Not exaggeration) One of this decade’s great apps and companies

For anyone who cares about reading, this is an excellent excellent app that stands apart. It far exceeds all that came before it (pocket..instapaper..) and it’s clear its vision and product roadmap is much bigger. Goodbye insufferable reading newsletters in your email client. (And terrible save for later systems). I deeply hope this company stays focused and continues to execute on its vision at the pace it has been at the last three years or so.

ps I highly recommend connecting it to obsidian.

Developer Response ,

Wow, thank you for the feedback! We're going to be bringing much more to Matter and we're glad you'll be along for the ride :)

Street3r ,

Great app, responsive support

This app is great, as good and often better than other “read later” apps I’ve used. But the real differentiator is the support and customer focus. When I submit a bug? I get an response, and the bug gets resolved. When I suggest a feature or improvement, it gets addressed. And the support team follows up. I honestly have not used an app with this level of service – maybe ever. Great work!!

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thank you so much for wonderful feedback! Delighting users is one of our top priorities. Please reach out any time with any other thoughts, questions, or feedback and we'll get right back to you as we continue to make Matter the best it can be!

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App Privacy

The developer, Dig Wells, Inc., 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contacts

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

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