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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
Jul 5, 2024

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, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

40.8K reviews
Dylan Richardson
July 8, 2024
Great! Largely merely because it pertains to a medium (personal blogs) that is much more wholesome than most other social media. But also because substack has so far resisted the pressure to devolve into the algorithmic junk, attention hacking, tiktokification trends that other platforms succumb to. The "notes" feature is the only aspect that seems somewhat underdeveloped (lack of personal customization choices), but it isn't much of an issue.
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Andrew Gilreath
April 30, 2024
The world's in dire need of independent, unbiased, decimination of news. This app has the potential to be a game changer. However, they have a lot of work to do. Nothing is intuitive. it's difficult to sort publications or save articles in lists. I've deleted it several times for the email/push notifications, alone. After learning a workaround, I've finally gotten that in check. Most importantly, there is a wealth of great content. Please make it easier to agrigate this wonderful content.
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Dalitso Banda
June 9, 2024
I love the app. They are always adding new features that are pretty neat. However, sometimes they are A few kinks in the use experience. For example, sometimes if you highlight a piece of text, but you don't want to copy it or restack it, you cannot escape the highlight until you copy or restack it. I find this a little annoying. The app also crashes sometimes if you're on it for too long. But other than that, it's a pretty nice idea.
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