Technology has indeed changed our lives. Nowadays, the life has become very fast and comfortable with numerous gadgets available. With the entry of smart phones and internet, almost everything is possible at finger tips. Even newspapers have turned into digital format. People can remain updated with news from all over the world digitally. Moreover, to enhance the reading experience one must have a newspaper app in their device. There are numerous newspaper apps offered in the market but to get best reading experience, an app must have some basic features like easy to use, less time consuming and multi-tasking.
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Apple’s iPads are the hot favorite device in today’s market and there are several newspaper apps available with which you can read daily newspapers with just few taps through iPad. Take a look on best ipad newspaper apps given below and try out one of these, and you will definitely find the app useful. The digital version of newspaper is accompanied by videos and pictures, which guarantee a rich experience of news reading.
1, The Sun iPad edition
The Sun is an official digital version of the UK’s best-selling newspaper, ‘The Sun’. It includes the Sunday edition, magazines and supplements. The app is very smooth to use. It also has an online Edition, which let you to remain updated with live news throughout the day. With ePaper downloads, you will get the entire edition of the newspaper for seven days a week, so that you will not miss the fun of The Sun wherever you go. However, it is recommended that you should use Wi-Fi instead of 3G to get speedier download. Once you download ePaper, it will be available offline and you can go through paper at any time.
You can read the content either in portrait or landscape mode. All you have to do is to swipe through the pages in respective mode. Plus, you can use the “Sun View” option and load the pages in miniature format to help you in navigation. With the help of “Menu” button, you can easily find key categories like Sport or TV Biz. Tap to zoom or pinch to read individual stories. You can download this amazing newspaper app for free and get a FREE 30 days trial. After the trial period is complete, you can access the app for 30 days for just £4.99.
2, The Independent iPad version
The Independent is an official app for the British newspaper The Independent. This app has several features along with fresh and user friendly interface. You can save the important stories for later reading. You have to sign up for an account when you load the app for first time. The app consists of numerous tabs for different sections like Business, News, Sport, Opinion and more. Some of these tabs have sub-tabs such as Cricket, Football, Rugby Union and many more. Scrolling through these tabs is very easy task.
Beneath each tab, related stories are presented in a column. Each story will be shown with a headline along with a thumbnail image. You can use ‘Download All’ option to download stories for offline reading. The content of each story is well organized and easy to find. If a story is comprised of numerous pictures, then you can select menu and choose to view the pictures in the form of a slide-show. Enjoy news reading with this wonderful app for just £9.99 per month.
3, The Guardian iPad edition
The Guardian app is an iPad version of the Guardian’s Monday to Saturday newspaper. The app works only on iPads 1 and 2 running iOS version 5 and above. The edition includes supplements of Education, Society, and Film & Music category. On Saturday, you will get weekend magazine in Travel, Sport, Family, Review, Money and Work sections along with the main newspaper. One interesting feature which makes the Guardian app different from other apps is – you can access even last month editions that are available in the archive.
You can easily navigate between different stories by swiping. Each article and content can be downloaded so that you can read them offline whenever you want. You can also enjoy videos that are embedded in individual article, while you remain online. If you don’t understand the meaning of particular word, then you can find out the meaning using Apple’s inbuilt dictionary which is truly useful feature. Moreover, you can share interesting stories through Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper and email. This app is free for a limited period – you have to pay £9.99 per month for six issues each week.
4, The Times iPad edition
The Times app is an official newspaper app for iPad from ‘The Times’. It includes Monday to Saturday editions of The Times paper that means ‘The Sunday Times’ is not included in the app. The app is full of enhanced graphics, photos and videos. Most likely, new editorial features including interactive crosswords will be incorporated. You can read the articles either in portrait or landscape mode. You can zoom into interesting images for a clear view or play with enhanced graphics with just swipe of a finger.
You can flip through pages one by one as you do with real newspaper or you can directly go to a particular story or section. When you have completed reading an article, just tap at the bottom and you will be returned to your main page. Like other newspaper apps, this app also allows you to save some editions for later reading and it takes just few seconds to download the articles. The Times iPad Edition is completely free of charge for first thirty days. Hence, enjoy reading news with The Times app along with graphics, videos and superb HD-quality picture slideshows.
5, The Telegraph for iPad
The Telegraph app for iPad consists of best content from two leading newspapers from Sydney. The iPad edition is available seven days a week including news, sport, business, letters, comment pages, obituaries, and many other categories. Each of the editions is enhanced with digital images, Alex and Matt cartoons, crosswords and top columnists. You can download it from 5am onwards and take pleasure in news reading even when you are offline. The app has also included Sudoku and numerous Comic features to make it more interesting.
The Telegraph app is one of the best options for puzzle fans as they can solve Quick and Cryptic crosswords every day. You can directly go to your favorite article using the simple menu or read a full edition by swiping through the articles. Unlike other apps, this one has a night-reading mode. You can change the font size as you want by using your finger tips to “pinch and zoom” the text in articles. The app is free to download. Moreover, you can either buy single edition for £1.19 or go for monthly subscriptions for just £9.99.