In a world where instant gratification on the web reigns, it is kind of refreshing to see an app dedicated to finding the best long articles. The new Longform app is an extension of the site longform.org. For iPad and iPhone, the free iOS app allows you to pick from the website and save pieces offline. You can also follow any writer or publisher as well as give and receive recommendations from friends.
This is ideal if you want to read interesting, in-depth, long articles rather than simply skim for headlines and news-worthy tweets. The app filters out the junk and the spam that's oh so common on the internet and gives you nothing but the smart stuff from your favorite magazines.