PressReader iPad Update Boasts New Look and A Ton Of Content

Posted by Joey Davidson on January 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

PressReader attempts to give users an excellent way to ingest their Newspaper subscriptions from around the world. Its first iteration was bold, if not a bit wonky in delivery and style. Customers dug the idea, but were a bit split when it came to the execution of the app itself.

PressReader 2.2 has been released. This update features a fresh new look and a slew of changes poised to make users old and new extremely excited. Champion among them, in this news reader's opinion, is the much smoother navigation. Reading news quickly, effortlessly and effectively is what makes the iOS and tablet era a thrilling one. In fact, one probably wouldn't be too hard pressed to argue that stuttering scrolling is a major detriment to news and reading apps that could otherwise be incredible.

According to the release that accompanied the update to PressReader, users can expect smoother operation, faster navigation, simplified downloading and delivery of newspapers.

Additionally:

  • Faster zooming in graphics mode

  • Ability to wirelessly print full pages and individual articles to AirPrint-enabled printers

  • Improved message format when sharing an article via Facebook

  • New Library Shelf view that mimics a traditional newsstand

  • Improved navigation using section and page slider

  • Ability to automatically remove publications after 60 days (users can still choose to automatically remove issues after 3, 7, 14, and 30 days, or choose not to automatically remove old publications).

  • Simplified automatic delivery of newspapers

  • Ability to exclude downloaded publications when backing up via iTunes

  • Numerous performance and stability improvements to enhance the browsing experience
  • As an aside, while the app may be free, the newspaper subscriptions are not. PressReader was designed to complement the PressDisplay service previously available. PressDisplay is the service you subscribe to in order to actively read and download newspapers in PressReader for your iOS device.

    See the app in motion below.

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