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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
Jun 18, 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

38.2K reviews
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.
18 people found this review helpful
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Jeff Damens
June 1, 2024
Substandard experience compared to viewing in a browser or email. You can't pinch zoom to increase the size of text or images in posts; graphics which would I could expand to be readable in a browser are completely illegible in the app. I'm using the app because I was forced to: several authors I subscribe to have begun sending "free" posts which come with an email preview, but in order to see the entire post I have to use the app.
25 people found this review helpful
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Ben Hong
June 13, 2024
I paid for 1 year plan. I canceled auto-renew. It just cancelled the subscription. I tried emailing, but didn't get any response. So I filed a charge-back. Substack team sends bunch of logs to credit card company and now I lost the dispute. I didn't have access to any of the paid content. I just kept reading free content. What is this? I can't reach out to anyone. AI bot keeps saying it can't do anything. What is this?
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What's new

- Various fixes and improvements