Newspapers are part of our lives. Personally, I start my day reading newspapers. But, many of us are too busy to read newspapers, but thanks to e-newspapers, many of us are still able to read them online. But, many online newspapers needs you to be a registered user, some offer free registration whereas others have paid model. Also, pop-up ads are a problem with e-newspapers. So, browsing through multiple e-newspapers online is not as cool as reading the newspapers under morning sun. But, do you want to have such experience online? That too on all of your Gadgets (BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Windows, Android). Then read the following review about PressReader.
PressReader is an application created by NewspaperDirect. They have very large collection of newspapers from all around the globe, from 95 countries and in 54 languages.
Upon launching the app, it’ll list newspapers that are actually available/popular in your location. So, you don’t have to worry about searching for your favorite local newspaper among the other 2000 ones. Also, you can browse through the vast collection by tapping on Sources button, which then shows you newspapers sorted according to the country and language.
Once the desired newspaper is on screen, just tap Download link to read the paper, or tap on the speaker icon and happily let PressReader read the news for you.
The interface is very simple to browse through newspaper. Once, newspaper is downloaded it’ll be opened and below there is a green slider with section names on it, using which you can browse through pages in a visually pleasing manner.
Another way to browse through newspaper is to make use of the Table of Contents (TOC). To access it, tap on Menu/Left button and it’ll reveal two features, Zoom (that zooms to) and TOC.
Now tap on TOC, and it’ll list the pages. You can slide them upwards and then tap on desired page, to read it. Alternatively, when you tap on Contents button, it’ll show you the section names in Text format.
This way you browse through pages. Once you are on a page you can perform the usual gestures like pinch, slide, etc to zoom-in/out and move from one column to the other. Hence, with the native gestures using this app looks natural to the users.
Till now, we’ve seen how easy it is to read newspapers with PressReader. As said earlier, apart from reading it can read the newspaper for you. Once, the paper is downloaded, click on the speaker icon and PressReader will start reading the news.
You can also make use of the gestures to browse through sections and its columns to listen to the desired ones.
As you can see, PressReader offers complete features that you require to read newspapers on your device. But, not for free. They have different pricing models, such as, Pay-as-you-go, Personal, Corporate and Professional. You can find comparison between them on the official website
PressReader comes in different versions for different devices to cope-up with different tastes of the people. With PressReader, newspapers are delivered to your favorite device in eco-friendly format (as it saves paper and hence trees). So, if you are an avid reader and want to gather news from all around the world, then try PressReader, you won’t be disappointed.