Thought Catalog 4+

Coming of age storytelling

The Thought & Expression Co.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free



Founded in 2010, Thought Catalog is a digital magazine based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Over 30 million readers every month turn to us for inspirational, honest, and heartfelt writing on life’s most important topics.

What’s New

Version 9.1.0

Removed shopping features.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

srhxo82 ,


I’ve been reading the Thought Catalog site for years now and I’m super excited about the app! I love seeing all of the different articles and essays by people that I am always able to relate to in some way...even if it’s just a tiny thing that I’m able to relate to. All of the articles are well written and knowing that I’m not alone in some things that I feel just makes their words that much better. I genuinely appreciate all of the writers or artists, etc involved with Thought Catalog! ,

Great articles and short stories, terrible ad scrolling & finding the articles

Too much click bait forced scrolling makes the app unusable if you are looking to get in read your piece and then go back. Medium or Quora are much more stable app platforms. The ads keep stacking up higher in the feed as you scroll down the list of articles which are displayed as tiles. The tiles keep getting buffered out of the screen. The ads are designed to interfere with your scrolling. I’m still looking for the article from the website that prompted the app download, and screen recorded my experience in the app just to have the feedback for any of the app developers. The platform is free but the cost is your time spent sifting through the ad interface. There has to be a better way to make the app work as well as the adverts. There are really good articles (which you have to scroll down past creepy to get to the digital dating and romance authors).

My solicited and uncompensated feedback. You’re welcome.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks for the feedback. The "stacking ads" issue you described definitely doesn't sound like the reading experience that we want in the app! We realize it's been a while, but if you still have the screen recording and could send it to, we'd be happy to look into it.

themeshaedit ,

Disappointed, but hopeful

I downloaded this app yesterday after perusing the site. Let me say, this is an app I want on my phone because, well, it invites me to be thoughtful. As a professional writer, it’s nice being able to find inspirational content from other professionals and have them all in one place. The problem here is the website to app transition isn’t intuitive AT ALL! Like others have stated, the absence of a search bar is almost laughable really. I’m not even able to find the article I was reading when I thought to download the app. Also, there’s no way to favorite any of the articles on the site, either. There’s literally no site to app integration whatsoever. The two are completely independent. I’m sure others would sign up for a membership of sorts just to have the app & site function more seamlessly. Hoping developers take these things into account because I love the concept. I’d much rather spend my idle time reading content of this nature than aimlessly scrolling social media.

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