Top Medium Stories

The top stories on Medium, updated daily 🏆

#2 Product of the DayOctober 17, 2017

Top Medium Stories showcases the best stories written on Medium. You can filter the stories by year and the list is updated daily.

  • Victoria
    VictoriaVC @ Playground

    Love this website - always wanted to read more on Medium but wasn't sure where to start!



    Love that the website refreshes daily to take into account the most updated top stories. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to interact more with Medium - a lot of niche writers on there who wrote many thought-provoking articles.

    Victoria has used this product for one day.
  • Kyeihong Kim
    Kyeihong KimAutonomous Vehicles & More!

    Simple, easy-to-use interface, and I love how there is an icon for each story! Makes navigating and using Medium so much easier.


    There are no cons, but a suggestion could be to have rankings of stories for different categories, so users can find personalized content

    Really makes using Medium so much easier. I often feel as if I am not able to make the most of Medium content because there is just too much content and I don’t know where to navigate, so this site really makes life better!

    Kyeihong Kim has used this product for one day.
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Michael Deng
Michael DengMaker@michaeldeng · Software Developer
Thanks for the hunt @erictwillis! Hi Product Hunt! I built this website to make it a breeze for anyone to discover and enjoy amazing stories written on Medium. Each day, the website updates with new stories that made it onto the list and clap counts for existing stories. I hope this list helps you discover (and rediscover) hidden gems buried inside Medium’s archives. In the process of making this list, I realized I missed so many awesome stories despite being an avid Medium user! I really hope you find this list useful! 😁 If you have any feedback, please let me know in the comments or reviews sections. Happy reading!
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@erictwillis @michaeldeng the reason this is the most clapped Medium article of all-time is 100% because of this GIF: Would save millions hours for startups in San Francisco. Clapper:
Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
@michaeldeng @nivo0o0 All the claps
Tiago Celestino
Tiago Celestino@tcelestino · Front-end engineer at Elo7
@erictwillis @michaeldeng it's amazing. have a question: is there possibility to create filters to list posts for tags? Congrats!
Cassiano Montanari
Cassiano Montanari@cassianomon · Front-end Developer
@erictwillis @michaeldeng @nivo0o0 You know you can just keep the button pressed to give more Claps, right?
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Very cool. Surprising Medium doesn't have an built in top list.
Michael Deng
Michael DengMaker@michaeldeng · Software Developer
@joshdance Thank you, I was very surprised too and that gave me the idea to build this website in the first place!
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
@joshdance @michaeldeng You found a problem with Medium and solved it! #winnerwinnerchickendinner
Steven Rueter
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
Product Hunt for stories. Nice.
Victoria@viwsun · VC @ Playground
Great product - well done! A few quick questions: 1) If I fully load the # of stories for one year, does that equate to the full number of Medium articles of that year? Or is it capped at a certain number of stories per year (e.g. top 1000)? 2) Do you plan on doing something similar with top writers of Medium or top publications on Medium? Would be a logical and helpful next step in the development of this project, especially for new writers on the platform who are searching for a good publication to send their articles / stories to.
Michael Deng
Michael DengMaker@michaeldeng · Software Developer
@viwsun Great questions! 1) You can only see the 500 most-clapped stories in each list at the moment! But I'm very open to bumping up this number if there's demand. 2) Yes that's a very logical progression 😁 It'd be very interesting to see a ranking of authors and publications by the number of claps their stories have! Keep an eye out for v2.0!
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@viwsun if it's to load all the posts throughout the year, what use cases are you looking at? Currently it's at 500 as the developer says, and it sounds prefect.
Victoria@viwsun · VC @ Playground
@arunsathiya Yup agreed, 500 sounds good - even 100 would've been fine. Was mostly curious as of how he structured the list and how deep into medium is the site interlinked.
Victoria@viwsun · VC @ Playground
@michaeldeng Amazing, looking forward to it!
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making and Letter 💌
Nice one, could also add 'Before Claps' and 'After Claps', 'cos the claps have inflated the count at some point in 2017
Michael Deng
Michael DengMaker@michaeldeng · Software Developer
@graeme_fulton Hmm interesting idea, I agree clapping definitely caused numbers to explode, but I wonder by how much...
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making and Letter 💌
@michaeldeng Yeah it's pretty random - for the top post: 118764 claps from 7033 people for “Our redesign of Medium’s Claps…and why they may not have chosen to do it this way.” 7033 would've been the old number - it could be good if there was an option to switch back to that old metric somehow
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@michaeldeng @graeme_fulton yeah — I'd be interested in toggling between a 1-vote/1-person view vs the aggregate clapped view.
Michael Deng
Michael DengMaker@michaeldeng · Software Developer
@graeme_fulton @chrismessina Thanks for the feedback! this feature will be a great fit for v2.0 😁