[App Review] Press Reader
Press Reader is an app that you must have if you like to read newspapers. It combines the personal voice and personality of your favorite newspaper with the convenience of your phone, and the best part is you don’t have have fold the newspaper as you read it on the bus! There may not be a better way to get your tabloid fix then with Press Reader
The app itself is very simple and that simpleness is its strongest suit. Also amazing is the sheer amount of items to read. Not only are you going to find newspapers from all the major cities, but there are also papers from 95 different countries, and 54 languages. I was even able to find aeronautical trade journals that I love to read. The app brings you over 2,100 newspapers and magazines, and chances are with that much content at your fingertips, you are going to find something that you enjoy reading.
I was pleasantly surprised to see so many of my favorite newspapers from New York City in the app. What I wasn’t expecting was the whole paper was included in the app. I was able to read The New York Post from cover to cover, every single article, every page, every ad was included in Press Reader. This isn’t always the case when you buy a newspaper online. It is almost a virtual scan of the paper, and you don’t miss a single line when you use Press Reader.
The app is incredibly intuitive, there isn’t a single instance where I felt like the app wasn’t moving with me. Stories are highlighted, clicking a highlight opens the story in full screen on your device. Once you are finished reading that article, swipe to the left or right to read the next article. A menu lives on the top of each page when in full page view where you can see each page of the paper and jump to the one that you want to read. There isn’t a single way that I wanted to move around the app that isn’t implemented. It is just that good.
The app lets you set up automated subscriptions, just set what papers you want to subscribe to and when a new paper is available, the app will download it for you. It’s nice when you are stuck somewhere that doesn’t have a strong signal and you want something to read, perfect for that subway ride. Also, if you read something clever that you just must share with your social media friends, you can share with Facebook, Twitter and email.
This app does come preloaded on some tablets, so there are the one star reviews that come with such a situation. Don’t let those reviews deter you from using this awesome app. My Galaxy Nexus was a perfect device to use to read a paper on, but the app also works on tablets, iOS devices, Blackberry or Windows 7 devices. You can choose to pay as you go at 99 cents a download or get a whole month of content for $29.95. Ray from Press Reader hinted at more publications being added soon and also said something about an update that can’t quite be disclosed yet. With so many platforms covered and with new features coming soon, you are going to be hard pressed to find a better app for reading newspapers and magazines.
Market Link: Press Reader
When the USAF dropped this New Jersey boy off in Louisiana, he had no idea that the fun was just beginning. John has turned wrenches on jet engines in a Combat AGE team, raided Molten Core in the day, pwn n00bs in Battlefield 3, and can speak iOS and Android.
John has a BS degree in Culinary Arts, and is working on a Master’s in Education. Married and a father of 4 boys, John gets his screen name, Broadwayblues, from the NHL team the New York Rangers, loves the NY Giants and admits that he likes the NY Mets too. He cuddles his Galaxy Nexus at night.
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