General FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the app and extension.

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.

How does Articles compare to other Read It Later apps?

Articles + is intended as an alternative to other read-it-later apps such as Pocket or Instapaper. While similar in its functionalities, it however differs in many ways.

Articles is focused on bookmarking text based content. It can capture news, blog or other stories with no hassle and stores your articles in your personal iCloud account. The reader's design is carefully crafted for such articles and offers custom styles for better readability and distraction-free reading.

Articles does not collect or sell any personal information and won't try to promote you paid articles you don't want to read. It is the only private read it later app (as in it doesn't rely on advertising and user data) and it keeps your data safe.

  Articles + Pocket Instapaper
Text Supported Supported Supported
Videos Not Supported Supported Supported
Storage Apple iCloud Proprietary Server Proprietary Server
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Which platforms are supported?

Articles is available for iOS, iPadOS and macOS. Please note that you need to be signed in on your device with the same Apple ID on all platforms.

  iOS iPadOS macOS
Device iPhone iPad Mac
Operating System iOS 11+ iPadOS 13+ macOS 10.15+ (Catalina)
iCloud Account Personal iCloud account is required

Where can I download the app?

The app is published on Apple's App Stores. You can download it for free for your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

App Store:
https://apps.apple.com/app/articles/id1301189222?mt=8

Mac App Store:
https://apps.apple.com/app/articles/id1479088788?mt=12

What is the Bookmark Extension?

The Articles app comes bundled with a share 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.

Please note that the share extension for Mac is currently not available. Articles for Mac is a Catalyst app and Apple does not yet officially support such extensions. But it will be made available as soon as possible.

See the Bookmark Extension Guide for how to enable and use the extension.

Which apps does the extension support?

The bookmark extension integrates with any iOS 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 is the Today Widget?

The Articles iOS 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.

What is included in a Premium subscription?

Articles is free to use and includes all basic features. Every setting, theme or preference is available and lets you try out the unrestricted reader.

A premium subscription simply offers additional or unlimited articles per month.

Articles Plus 60 articles per month $1
Articles Pro Unlimited articles per month $3

Premium subscriptions are currently only available on iOS devices. Articles + for Mac is free and does not have any limits at the moment.

Your purchase supports the further development of the app. Thanks!