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Readability for iOS Arrives March 1

It’s been awhile but we’re finally here. Next week Readability for iOS will debut on the iTunes App Store. It’s a universal app that will work on both your iPhone and iPad. It’s free and will be available March 1.

The primary motivation behind the app is simplicity. We didn’t want to cake on features and above all else we didn’t want to get in the way of the reading experience.

The app is the product of a collaboration between the Readability team and the talented and generally awesome folks at Teehan+Lax. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Readability Everywhere

While we’re incredibly excited to get the flagship apps out into the world, we’re equally proud of the tremendous developer interest in Readability. You can see the fruits of that work to date on our Apps page. We continue to be fully committed to empowering other apps and services with the Readability tool set. If you’ve got ideas or are itching to build atop or alongside Readability, by all means get in touch.

We look forward to getting the app into your hands. If you’d like to be notified once the app is available, you can leave your email address here.

Rich Ziade is a founding partner and CEO of Readability. You can reach Rich at or follow him on Twitter.

10 Responses »

  1. Looking forward so much!

  2. The app is for free? Will I can make a subscription within the app? How do you guys make money?

  3. Too bad it isn’t coming out sooner! The wait has been unbearable.

  4. OMG! I’ve been waiting for this day for months!
    It took time but it’s finally coming and it looks amazingly rad!
    Thank you Readability & Teehan+Lax!
    I can’t wait!

  5. UI looks great, looking forward to checking it out.

  6. I’ve been looking forward to this day <3

  7. Looks very nice but in my opinion the Instapaper app remains better for pure reading. The absolute priority is to enable pagination, scrolling continuously ruins the reading experience. You want to lie down in your sofa and just tap somewhere sometimes.

    A great differentiation versus your main competitor Instapaper would be to have an official Android app, when will you get one?

  8. Will this app remember article position?

  9. Clarification: I suspect many of us stopped using Readability once it no long had an app version.