Matter newsletter reading app

I’ve been looking for a dedicated newsletter reading app (iOS). Based on Twitter comments, Matter sounds wonderful, but is still invite-only.

  1. Has anyone here used it and have any thoughts?
  2. Does anyone have an invite code they could PM me?

It’s not a newsletter (only) reading app, it’s a newsletter + read-it-later (ala Instapaper and Pocket) app. It’s my favourite read-it-later app thus far. It still lacks in terms of organisation when compared to Instapaper and Pocket, but it has a much more pleasant UI/UX than those two. It also has a more thriving community, probably due to it being new and all.

It has a focus on writers, so it aggregates stuff writers have written under one profile (tweet threads, articles, newsletters). It doesn’t seem to have ALL at once, seems to only have stuff that have been saved by someone else (except for articles, this I believe they use the RSS feed).

Unfortunately I don’t have an invite to share, but getting an invite from the website was fairly quick for me. I just gave my email, answered some survey and got an invite a few days later.

I like it a lot but I use it mainly for following authors and saving articles to.

My preferences have an invite link, but when used, it just redirects to my public profile. So I’m guessing they might have disabled them at the moment.

No, thank you. They even want your phone number. From their Privacy Policy:

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Apps, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Apps over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
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Anyone been using Matter lately? I love the idea of a next-gen read it later but I’m also wondering if it’s actually a slimy surveillance company that I’d eventually regret using when they continually pivot to gain users and sell.