Spread Social 17+

Real people > algorithms

Spread Social, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings
    • Free



Welcome to the era of smart social - Powered by Spread, The Human Recommendation Engine.

To create your Spread account, sign up for the waitlist at joinspread.com


Spread is on a mission to enable access to the ideas that matter with our uniquely designed Human Recommendation Engine.

Join the movement of Spreaders piercing through information overload with real human recommendations. Simply spread what you’re reading, listening to, or watching and easily discover what everyone else is too.

When you come across an article, blog post, research paper, book, video, song, podcast or any other type of content and think ‘this is something I’m interested in having a conversation about’ - Spread it!

Start discovering who to follow by browsing what others have Spread and who they follow. Easily follow and unfollow people over time to curate your Feeds as your interests evolve.

Explore the content others are Spreading and quickly add them to your Feeds.

Spreaders are real people, and real people only.

Spread cuts out the worst aspects of User Generated Content (UGC). No free form UGC meant to provoke, no likes, no upvotes, no free-for-all comment sections. You can re-Spread content you discover on the platform, but when you have the urge to ‘like’ or ‘comment’, reach out and have a conversation about it!

Spreaders say it best:

“If social media is the town square, Spread is where you go to do your homework before showing up.”

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

We are always working to improve Spread by introducing new features, fixing bugs, and increasing performance.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Lee8845 ,

FINALLY news I enjoy Gorgeous Design

After working in the news industry and witnessing media manipulation first-hand, I completely swore off reading the news for years... until Spread! I'm so grateful that the Spread team has created such a beautiful design, encouraging reading and thoughtful reflection without all the noise and distraction of other apps. Best of all, I feel excited to share engaging articles on the app... and then pick up the phone to debate ideas with my friends. I love that I can always trust who's posting the content. It makes me feel like I'm back in college, having menaingful conversations, even though I work remotely and don't get a lot of chances for robust intellectual conversations. Highly recommend!

Favorite noise-free feed ,

The best way to avoid noisy feeds

This is the app design I've been waiting for. Over the past few years, every news feed and reader I've tried has become cluttered with clickbait, reductive meta-conversations that hardly engage with essays being shared, and promotes only the content that most clearly divides tribes. Spread brings me relevant articles based only on direct recommendations from readers in my network, and presents each article context-free so I can do my own interpreting before discussing with friends. It's a feed that isn't soul-crushing, and I'm excited for it to get stronger as more friends join the ecosystem.

Lee8845 ,

Finally human based news!

I’m so sick of being manipulated by newsfeeds. Spread is a beautiful news consumption and sharing experience that rejuvenates me while reading. I love sharing articles with friends before having in person conversations!

App Privacy

The developer, Spread Social, 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

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

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