Attention Newspaper Lovers — PressReader Takes it Digital
I’ve been using FlipBoard on my iPad and iPhone daily. I find that when information is laid out in a newspaper format, it’s just easier to read.
So if you’re a newspaper fan like me — but wold rather read your paper digitally, then you need to check out this interesting app I just heard about. It’s called PressReader. PressReader is NOT like FlipBoard. PressReader is will only show you NEWSPAPERS. Not only that — but it will show you a PICTURE of the newspaper — digitally. It’s actually like seeing the paper on your ipad. I know it’s hard to explain. Just imagine that high-resolution digital photos were take of your favorite papers and brought to your iPad. Then you open the photo, zoom in, zoom out and the best part is — you can flip through the pages just like you would a book or newspaper — only digitally.
Curious? You’ll have to download it for yourself and see.www.pressreader.com
What I Liked
I liked the focus of the app on newspapers and newspapers from all over the world.
I also liked that you got to try 7 of them for free. This is good because you really won’t know how much you’ll like or use the app until it’s installed.
Of course, you’ll have to subscribe to the papers to get the information – so there is a cost involved. You can read paper by paper for $.99 per download or for $29/mo you can read anything and everything you like.
Who will enjoy PressReader?
If you’re like some of my friends and love to read actual papers from around the world — or you have to read papers from around the world, the subscription is worth it. Or, if you’ve moved away from your favorite paper and still want to keep up with what’s happening in your hometown. This is a great tool.
Strange stuff that crossed my mind
On the one hand, this tool increases the distribution for newspapers. I can recall that our local Akron Beacon Journal had (or maybe still has) a digital version which is exactly like this — it’s a digital picture of the paper that you can flip through – and this actually has merit if you want to get a coupon or see something that isn’t readily available in the online version.
Another interesting thing is that the PressReader newspapers look like they had to be printed to exist in this format. The pictures are extremely high-resolution and high quality, but they still look like pictures of papers that were printed. It’s just something you have to experience.
And I encourage you to give it a shot. Download PressReader and try checking into the world from your iPad