Medium comes to iPad, and the best social reading app gets even better

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Outside of reading Cult of Mac (which you’re already doing!) Medium is one of the best go-to destinations of quality writing on the Internet. A blog publishing platform co-founded by ex-Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, Medium is an effortlessly easy-to-use social journalism network that puts content — not ads — first. It’s like WordPress meets Instagram.

Medium already has a wonderful iPhone app, but sadly, universal support was missing at launch. But that’s all changed, and you can now surf Medium on your iPad as well.

Featuring a beautiful, dynamic interface, the Medium app will guide you through thousands of stories from professional and amateur writers alike. Readability and discoverability are the focus points of Medium, and the app also makes browsing through stories and interacting with them a cinch.

In Medium, stories are grouped into collections based on common themes, such as “This Happened To Me,” “Better Humans,” and “We Live In The Future.” You can bookmark and recommend your favorite stories, as well as share them on Twitter. And since Medium is fully integrated with Twitter (as befits a service founded by Twitter’s masterminds), you can sign in with your Twitter account and swipe through a personalized Reading List, custom-tailored to interests based on past reading, recommendations, and favorite authors.

Medium was already one of the most compelling reading apps on iOS, but it sadly lacked iPad compatibility. Now that it has gained iPad support, Medium is a perfect reading app. Now if only you could post to Medium from it.

You can download Medium for iPad free of charge on iTunes.

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