What is the Articles app?
Articles lets you bookmark and save news, blog or other stories for reading later. It doesn't simply save links to those pages you want to return to, it also downloads their content and converts it to a minimal format. Read anything you saved later with just the essential text and images, without any headers, ads or clutter to get in the way.
Refer to the Get Started Guide for more information about the reader app.
What is the Bookmark Extension?
The Articles app comes bundled with an extension, which integrates with any other iOS app. Save articles directly from e.g. Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Twitter, Medium or Reeder by using the bookmark extension.
See the Bookmark Extension Guide for how to enable and use the extension.
What is the Today Widget?
The Articles app also offers a Today Widget. Swipe right on your home screen to view and access your recent articles or see your bookmark statistics.
See the Today Widget Guide for how to enable and use the widget.
Where can I download the app?
The app and extension can be downloaded from the App Store:
Which platforms are supported?
The app and extension is currently only available for iOS. The following are the system requirements for using Articles on iPhone or iPad devices.
|Device||iPhone or iPad|
|Operating System||iOS 10 or above|
|iCloud Account||Personal iCloud account is required|
Which apps does the extension support?
The bookmark extension integrates with any app that supports sharing either a web page or link. Below is a non-exhaustive list of such apps.
|Share Page||Safari, Twitter, ...|
|Share Link||Chrome, Firefox, Facebook, Medium, Reeder, Flipboard, Feedly, Newsify, News360, News Republic, The New York Times, CNN, BBC News ...|
What kind of websites can I bookmark?
Articles is intended for bookmarking text based content. This means you can save almost any news or blog article for reading later.
It will however not work if you try to bookmark e.g. a site's home page, search results, videos, image galleries or other non textual pages. In this case, the content can not be determined.
Can I bookmark protected articles?
In contrast to other read it later apps, Articles allows to also save password or paywall protected pages.
This is however only possible when bookmarking from Safari or integrated in-app browsers, as in this case the page is directly stored on your local device. If you bookmark a shared link, a protected url can not always be successfully resolved.
Why can the content of some articles not be determined?
While many articles can be successfully extracted, the content of some pages can not be determined.
In most cases, such websites are outdated and use non-standard or unstructured formats. For pages without semantic markup, it is simply not possible to determine what the actual content is. For example, if text is contained in div or span elements instead of paragraphs, a parser can not know its meaning in context of an article.
Why are some article images not loaded?
When saving an article, text as well as images are processed and converted to a minimal format.
Like with text paragraphs, images need to be formatted according to official standards as well. In case a website uses non-standard or unstructured formats, such non-semantic images can not be loaded.
Many websites also use so called "lazy loading" images, which are only downloaded when scrolled into view. Articles supports such images as well, but only if they are implemented according to certain standards. If a website uses some other custom made image loading, it is not possible to determine an image's source.