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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Neat interface
  • Transitions
  • It learns from you: contacts, likes and read articles
  • Mostly English source
  • It takes some time to completely fit you.
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Expert's Review

"Content discovery"

Reviewed by / Feb 20, 2013

MATERIAL is a reader app that makes easier discovering interesting content

There's an overwhelming logic concerning social content discovery: people you follow are people you are interested in. What people you care of share content, in most of cases that content should somehow interest you, isn't it? That applies to any content: video, pictures, apps, cars or sports.That's what Material does quite successfully with news and articles.

It works with what you like to delivers you news, blogs and articles exclusively on your interests. The topics in each Edition are unique to you and it changes as your interest and interactions change too. It isn't a RSS subscription reader. In other words, the goal isn't to read articles from the same sources day after day: this is a content discovery app. It delivers content from sources otherwise you've probably never come across.

It takes such recommendation info from what you like and who you follow, basically from your Facebook and Twitter account. In addition, those topics that you like as you go, will be added to your Editions, or related content. Editions are delivered twice a day: each new Edition will better fit you since it learns from you.

Design: cute and neat. Smooth when switching from menus. Well-designed minimalist layout that can compete with other "content discovery" apps like Flipboard or Taptu or Pulse. Recommended.

Tags: 5.0 beta, material beta, material beta widget.

Developer's original description available here
Material discovers fresh new content you’ll love based on what you already like.

All you have to do is sign in with Twitter or Facebook and Material uses a clever algorithm to analyse your social media activity and work out what you’re into.

It doesn’t matter if it’s fashion, art, design, film, tech, music, cycling or something more obscure.

Material hunts down the freshest news, videos, RSS feeds, blogs and more, then delivers them to you in two daily editions especially for you.

/ Your material is unique, just for you.
We’ll find new Material for you based on what you like and who you follow.

/ It takes seconds to join.
Just sign in to your Twitter or Facebook account and your profile will be ready in seconds.

/ Your Material changes as you do.
Add new interests, delete old ones: it’s a fully customisable experience that evolves as you do.

/ Read it anywhere.
With offline mode, you can read your daily editions underground, in the air, anywhere.

/ It delivers new content twice a day.
You’ll receive two daily editions full of material collected just for you.

Try it now and change the way you find new Material.

Got a question about the Material app? Take a look at our FAQ’s or fill in the get in touch form on Don’t forget to follow @inqmaterial to keep up to date with the latest Material news.

Privacy is important. We get that. So we make sure we follow industry best practices when dealing with your data. Whilst we analyse your Facebook and Twitter activity to work out what you’re into, we don’t store any of your social activity (likes, tweets or things you upload and share) on our server and we’ll never tweet or post on your behalf.

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