Mast by Shihab Mehboob (Universal)
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Released: Oct 21, 2018
Version: 1.6.6
Size: 130 MB
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Mast

Shihab Mehboob
Mast is a beautiful Mastodon app built with iOS design guidelines in mind. It’s as feature-packed as it is gorgeous. With customisable content and themes, it’s most definitely the perfect choice.

The stunning timelines make reading the latest content a joy, and tapping the on-screen elements gives you a wonderful haptic response. Long-holding anywhere in the app quickly lets you toggle themes, and Siri Shortcuts let you do the same, and more. Awesome.

I've also thrown in some cool things like 3D Touch support, Today Extension, Share Extensions, iMessage Stickers, a Watch app, Siri Shortcuts, and an iPad app! I hope you enjoy using Mast.

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“What is Mastodon?”, you may ask. Well, it’s a federated and decentralised social network. Think of it as email, where you can choose your provider, yet talk with almost anyone from anywhere regardless of their choices. The instances on Mastodon and Pleroma give users freedom to find their community, whilst allowing everyone to talk with each other with the level of visibility that they want. The content warning feature makes it safer, and the increased character count makes it far more expressible. It’s what microblogging should have always been.

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If you're a fan of details, here's what Mast contains:

- Beautiful and clean interface
- Fast and lightweight
- Light mode (day), dark mode (dusk), darker mode (night), true black dark mode (midnight), and midnight blue themes (you could even set up Siri Shortcuts to do this for you magically)
- Themes and customization
- Multiple user accounts
- Supercharged toot composition screen with a powerful media gallery, text styling options, ASCII text face insertion, instance emoticons, now playing content insertion, picture pasting, and user autocomplete
- Browse and add GIFs to toots when composing
- Powerful media app-drawer with a gallery slider, and drag-and-drop deletion
- Polls support (create, view, vote)
- Supercharged media viewer and Picture-in-Picture videos that can be dragged around
- Dedicated chat-like direct messages section
- Media galleries
- Swipe actions to like/boost/reply (swipe right)
- Swipe actions to mute/block/report/translate/share (swipe left)
- Alt image text addition and viewing support
- Pinch the screen anywhere to toot a screenshot
- Schedule toots for the future
- Filter toots
- Endorse accounts
- Translate toots
- Threaded toot conversations
- Notifications and activity
- List creation support
- View pinned and liked toots
- View muted and blocked users
- Gorgeous profiles with links
- Dynamic hashtags, related, and user search
- Content warning overlays (shake to display again)
- Dynamic history view
- Adjustable segments
- Instance emoticons display and composition support
- Account locking and follower requests
- Customizable gestures
- iPad app
- Hardware keyboard shortcuts
- 3D Touch Peek and Pop
- 3D Touch Quick Actions
- Today Extension
- Share Extensions for Photos and Safari
- Siri Shortcuts
- Watch app with timelines and profile, works over cellular
- Cute iMessage stickers
- Joyful haptics and alerts
- Real time streaming
- Push notifications
- URL schemes
- Subtle volume indicator
- Dynamic app icon changing
- Useful settings to customize as you see fit
- Image and video audio to text conversion
- VoiceOver accessibility for the visually impaired
- Universal iOS app (iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro)
- Supports iOS multitasking on the iPad (Slide Over and Split View)

(Requires a Mastodon account)

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I'm constantly evolving and crafting Mast to create the perfect Mastodon app for you. If you have any suggestions or feedback, I’d love to hear it! Come visit us on Mastodon and let’s craft an incredible toot browsing experience together.

Mastodon Mast: @Mast@mast.market
Mastodon Developer: @JPEG@mastodon.technology

What's new in version 1.6.6
Mast 1.6.6 is here, and I think you're going to love it!

If you like this update and enjoy using Mast, please leave a review! It really helps. I'd also love to hear your thoughts and questions via Mastodon through @JPEG@mastodon.technology.

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If you're a fan of detailed change logs, I've got you covered:

- Added a sense of depth to the app, tilt the device to appropriately move the image and its shadows to give a subtle sense of depth (this effect can be disabled via the settings section of the app)
- Added a settings option to disable the sense of depth effect
- Redesigned the settings section to improve accessibility and make discovering settings easier
- URL schemes now have their own settings section, where each scheme can be tapped to copy it to the clipboard for better accessibility
- Added the option to long-hold toots in the timeline to open the share sheet to share the respective toot's link, this can be toggled via settings (this gesture defaults to changing themes by default)
- Added a settings option to clear all notifications from the server (accessible via the bottom of the General section of the settings screen)
- Added a settings option to reset the app, its data, and all accounts (accessible via the bottom of the General section of the settings screen)
- Added the ability to delete individual notifications through the ••• more option when swiping left on notifications
- Added 3D Touch Peek & Pop capabilities to the timeline media and user profile media galleries
- Added instance emoticons rendering support to direct message chat views
- Receiving a push notification now updates the mentions and direct messages tabs to reflect the newly received content
- Redesigned profile view headers to improve legibility
- Added option to save images when long-holding tapped images
- Added an activity graph toggle in the activity tab's notification filters, accessible via the ••• more icon
- Direct message chat view text now respects the text size setting
- Video preview images now display the entire preview without being cropped
- Image previews now fill their entire container
- Usernames and user tags are now displayed on the same line alongside each other in toots and notifications
- Direct messages now contain your usertag in the text
- Improved separation between multiple images
- Improved notifications badge handling
- Improved profile account loading
- Improved toot cell separator lines and cell layout for easier readability
- Improved various icons and the app's default hue
- Improved various haptic feedback
- Improved overall app performance
- Fixed issue where some toots with instance emoticons in the middle of text wouldn't style the text after the emoticon
- Fixed issue where resetting the app's data via the Settings app wouldn't necessarily remove all data
- Fixed issue where some cells would have the date and time cut off or hidden by long usernames
- Fixed segment sizing in various views
- Fixed issue with various URL schemes not executing properly
- Fixed issue where tapping the caption of an image wouldn't display the respective toot's detail conversation view
- Fixed issue where the scroll position would be offset sometimes when viewing toot details that contain replies
- Fixed issue where cell separators would be displayed in empty tables too
- Fixed issue where a drafted toot with a poll would assume that the poll icon is an attached image
- Fixed issue with multiple accounts causing errors when switching between them or deleting them
- Fixed issue where tapping the top-left list icon would crash the app (please reset the app if this still happens for you)
- Fixed various scroll position retention issues
- Minor UI adjustments and bug fixes
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Mast is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 17% off its regular price.
  • + Mast is currently ranked #30 in paid Social Networking apps for iPhone, as well as #127 in paid Social Networking apps for iPad.
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