Matter Reader 4+

Read better‪.‬

Dig Wells, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 157 Ratings
    • Free



Matter is a powerful reading tool for demanding readers.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

Matter now supports RSS!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

JBretz ,

Promising app

I’ve used Pocket or Instapaper for years. Both apps are pretty stagnant and haven’t changed much in a while. I really like where this app is already at, and excited to see where else it goes.

One thing I would like to see is improved pulling of images from articles. Most (not all) articles are missing many embedded images. This has been an issue with every read-it-later app I’ve used, so I’m hopeful that they can pull it off better here.

Developer Response ,

Hey, thank you so much for your note. It's no fun to have missing images, especially when they are key to the article. We are improving our parsing tool to better recognise when something is an ad vs an image for the article. We plan to pull it off better soon!

iMyata ,

Beautiful app but fails on a key promise

Matter is a truly beautiful and very functional app for read-it-later purposes. It did replace pocket for me as I just find it more slick and minimal. The audio feature is incredible as well.

However, as much as I love it, the reason I got it initially is because it promises to aggregate your email newsletter and become "one inbox for everything". Well, I tried to set up email forwarding to my matter address. I tried re-signing-up for newsletter with the matter email. No luck with any options they phone. I contacted their support twice - silence. And unfortunately, lots of key writers I follow are not yet "on the platform". I requested them with no response either. For those that are directly on Matter, their posts often lag many hours behind the email newsletter which I get earlier and it can't get imported into Matter.

Another big drawback right not is that there's no way to read and highlight content on desktop.

All in all, it has a lot of promise, but it doesn't yet deliver. And for a startup, I'm surprised at the lack of engagement with the early users.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for the feedback and we're so sorry you never heard back from our team. If you'd like to give us another shot, could you email us at We've recently hired a dedicated support person and we'll be sure someone helps you out with whatever questions and support you need. We've also been working on a web reader that we would love to give you early access to

MullinsFam ,

Deletes my newsletters

I successfully forwarded a variety of newsletters to Matter in an effort to clean up my inbox and enjoy reading newsletters all at one time rather than muddied with my other emails.

Only a few weeks into using that or I realized that it was limiting the number of newsletters I could have in my inbox and automatically deleting them from matter, they weren’t even in my Matter archive. (I can however, find these newsletters in the archive of my email, but how am I supposed to remember which newsletters have and have not come through Matter and which ones have been deleted?)

I really love the idea of this platform but wish I could have an unlimited number of newsletters in my Matter inbox. I’ve missed so many newsletters that I don’t even know about in the month of December after trying to use this.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, so sorry to hear it didn't work out but we appreciate you taking the time to try us out! We don't limit the number of newsletters but instead limit how long they stay in your inbox. We're also working on an update that will simplify the inbox. If you'd like to try us out again and have any other issues or feedback you run across, feel free to email us at and we'd love to help you out

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.

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