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About this app

Discover and discuss great writing on Substack.

World-class writing: The best stories, ideas, and culture right at your fingertips.

Great discussions: Join conversations with the most interesting readers.

All your subscriptions in one place: Find what you want to read quickly and easily.

Subscriber-only chats: Join private chats hosted by the writers you love.

The Substack app is home to thousands of independent writers, creators, and journalists; including George Saunders, Matt Taibbi, Heather Cox Richardson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nate Silver, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dan Carlin, Matthew Yglesias, Richard Dawkins, Seymour Hersh, Joyce Vance, Jonathan Haidt, and Roxane Gay.

Explore expansive coverage and conversations about news, politics, arts, AI, finance, history, culture, business, tech, health & wellness, comics, climate, parenting, crypto, travel, philosophy, music, recipes & cooking, humor, sports, fiction, literature, design, and much more.

In the Substack app, you can:

+ Discover new writers, creators, and journalists

+ Read the latest posts from your subscriptions in a simple and elegant view

+ Listen to posts on the go

+ Join your favorite writers in their subscriber chats

+ See what your friends are reading

+ Share notes with your thoughts and commentary

+ Save posts from the explore feed to read later

+ Access subscriber-only podcast episodes
Updated on
Sep 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

16.9K reviews
Jason Van Cleve
September 19, 2023
Pretty appalling UI, actually. Like under "Activity", if someone replies to a comment, there's no way to get to the thread or even view the comment they replied to. That's not even beta quality. Also, if I accidentally select some text in an article, I can't deselect by tapping elsewhere or scrolling. I have to choose from the pop-up menu to make it go away.
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Naiya Phillips
September 22, 2023
I overall really enjoy the app, but my current biggest pet peeve is the way the audio reader will say "and quote" any time a quotation begins. For many articles this is fine, but if it's an interview or creative writing, it gets very distracting and disruptive to dialogue. It would be great if there was a setting to turn off whether it explicitly reads "and quote" or not.
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September 21, 2023
Far too complex to set up. Also far too expensive when it comes to subscribing to individual podcasts (like a couple hundred for Bulwark). Maybe I'm just too old. But I was an aircraft avionics tech in the Air Force and an IT tech after that until I retired. But can't make heads or tails of this app... so sticking to "X" for now.
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What's new

Introducing the new Home tab: your personal window into the Substack universe. The reading queue ensures you never miss a post from your favorite publications, and the explore feed helps you discover and discuss great writing with others. Finally, we’ve supercharged your inbox with new saved and audio filters, and multiple layout options.