Announcements iPhone and iPad

MakeUseOf’s New iPhone App Is Here & You’ll Love It

Aibek Esengulov 01-11-2016

This is our first attempt at providing you with an app that isn’t merely an extension to our website but a standalone companion for iPhone users. We urge you to give it a try!

You can download the app for free right now from the App Store.

Or use the form below to get MakeUseOf app download link via SMS. You need to provide your full mobile number including your country code.

A sample number for someone in US would look as “+1-541-754-3010”

Regardless of whether you’re already using our app or considering to download it, here are some of the main highlights you should know.

1. Brand New Look

This update includes a brand new design to match the new look of our website.

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Also, we’ve added improved features to adjust article font size as well as easy ways to navigate between similar posts using right and left swipe gestures.

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Top 50 Apps Tab

With over two millions apps in the App Store at the moment we decided to allocate an entire tab in our app to provide you with an up-to-date list of top 50 iOS apps according to MakeUseOf, covering everything from anonymous browsing to photo effect apps.

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You may preview their screenshots and read their description directly within our MakeUseOf app.

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2. Videos Tab

Our new app also collects some of the best videos related to emerging gadgets and technologies and displays them right on your phone. The videos can be played instantly and conveniently without needing to leave our app.

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Here’s a list of the curated video channels provided:

  • MakeUseOf gadget reviews.
  • All Things iPhone.
  • New Gadgets.
  • Technology Explained.
  • Educational Science Videos.
  • Do-It-Yourself projects.

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3. Deals Tab

Deals — currently powered by StackSocial, as is on our Deals page — is where you’ll find great discounted software and hardware to buy, including bundles, courses, and other opportunities to help save yourself a lot of money.

We have something amazing planned for the Deals tab in the next couple of updates, so stay tuned!

4. Chats Tab

The Chats tab gives you access to MakeUseOf Groups where you may ask questions and participate in discussions with fellow readers.

You may also check those out by clicking on the Chats tab in the header menu when visiting MakeUseOf from the desktop.

5. Settings

On the Settings page you may now find articles you bookmarked, review topics list to exclude subjects you have no interest in, and download articles for offline reading before your commute and have access to the full articles even without an internet connection.

You also will be able to enable/disable push notifications for the articles published under selected topics.

Download the New MakeUseOf App

You can download the app for free right now from the App Store.

Check it out!

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  1. Kev Quirk
    November 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Been using this on my iPad for a while now. Works brilliantly.

  2. Jorge
    November 2, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Any chance for an android app any time soon?