Version 2.1

Gist provides you with a simple summary, or "gist", of all of your articles. Just select an article or connect your Pocket account and start summarizing!

  • Simple and clean interface
  • Connect your Pocket account to access all of your saved articles
  • Summarize custom articles
  • Save articles to your Pocket, Instapaper and Evernote
  • Easily share articles with friends
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

What the press is saying...

Gist is probably one of the best looking news apps I've seen in a while as well... it still earns a spot on my iPhone for when I want to catch up on news quickly.
— Allyson Kazmucha, iMore
There are a number of different apps and services that look to provide readers with bite-sized news, and my favorite option right now is Gist.
— Zach Epstein, BGR
Gist is a great app for users looking for quick and dirty news information from a variety of sources.
— Jim Gresham, iDownloadBlog

What our customers are saying...

My husband and I are both visually impaired and are loving your app ... It's made the news so much easier to read! Thank you! :-)
— @JPM_at_FAPN
Simply just a great app! - Perfect for reading the "gist" of all the news stories around the world, the US, and many other categories ... A definite buy!
— heistander
A great and unique app! - The app is beautifully designed and is great for my daily news reading ... it's a must have for readers.
— Batigol 1985


Gist provides you with a simple summary, or "gist", of all of your articles. Using an advanced algorithm, Gist can intelligently summarize almost any article into 5 simple bullet points.

Gist allows you to connect your Pocket account and access all of your saved articles for easy summarization. In addition, Gist also pulls the latest articles for a variety of topics, to provide you with the most current news.

In addition, Gist allows you to summarize your own articles. Just enter in the custom URL, or paste the title and body of your article.

If a gist is unavailable, or your just interested in the details, you can also view the full article's webpage. From here you can even add the article to your Pocket, Instapaper or Safari Reading List for offline reading.


  • NEWYou can now save summaries directly to Evernote!
  • NEWSharing via Twitter now attaches a picture of your summary
  • NEWSome other changes to sharing
  • FIXCustom Text summaries are now working again
  • FIXMinor UI changes and bug fixes
  • NEWArticles no longer “bounce” when swiping to the right
  • FIXFixed a crash when trying to clear recent searches
  • FIXFixed a bug where Gist would crash if an article failed to summarize
  • FIXFixed a slight delay when opening articles with poor internet connection
  • FIXFixed strange animation bugs
  • FIXBuilt with 64-bit iOS 7.0 SDK
  • FIXFixed a crash when trying to share via Twitter
  • FIXFixed a bug where the user is unable to dismiss the article web view
  • NEWPocket articles now default to archive when removing (you can switch back to delete in settings)
  • NEWAsks for confirmation when logging out of Pocket or Instapaper
  • FIXMinor user interface and bug fixes
    Full Pocket Support!
  • NEWGist now allows you to view and summarize all of your Pocket articles
  • NEWAdd, delete, favorite, and archive all from within the app
  • Summaries
  • NEWCompletely new summary view for dramatically easier reading
  • NEWRead a short excerpt of your article while waiting for it to summarize
  • NEWOpen articles directly in Safari or Google Chrome
  • NEWSave articles to your Pocket or Instapaper account
  • NEWDynamic Text Support
  • General
  • NEWNew tab-based navigation layout
  • NEWOpen full articles directly form the main screen by swiping on the article
  • FIXSlightly reduced speech rate for “regular” setting
  • NEWRecent searches button moved to within search bar
  • NEWMinor user interface and design changes
    Dramatically improved summarization speed
  • NEWGist now stores all summarized articles on a server, so that any previously summarized article is immediately available to anyone in the world.
  • Share summaries via Twitter
  • NEWSummaries that are shared via Twitter now include a picture of the summary as well.
  • FIXFixed issue for sharing summaries via Mail with custom text.
  • FIXVarious bug fixes and improvements




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URL Schemes

Gist allows other applications to communicate with it through URL Schemes.
To learn how you can incorporate Gists Custom URL Scheme into your own app, click here.