“Subscribing to PressDisplay for the iPhone has been a life changing experience” – John, London
Recently, John from England emailed us explaining how PressDisplay.com and its offline iPhone app, PressReader, have made his own day-to-day routine just a little easier. We thought it would be the great to share his thoughts, insights and ideas:
“Subscribing to PressDisplay for the iPhone has been a life changing experience for me. I’m disabled and have difficulty reading the paper. Now I use PressDisplay’s powerful text-to-speech feature and have the paper read out to me each day. It sounds so incredibly human it’s actually hard to tell the difference,” he writes.
“Each weekday newspaper is approximately 40MB which tells its own story. The quality of the digital scans are of an incredibly high resolution. You can zoom in to 1:1 size and the text and pictures are crystal clear, as clear as if you were holding the real paper in front of your nose. PressDisplay and PressReader,” he continues, “are leading examples of the digital revolution. To be able to have hundreds of high definition newspapers stored on your tiny mobile device, which would otherwise take huge amounts of space and have them all read out to you in a human-like voice, is an incredible achievement.”
“Imagine lying on the sofa or sitting on the train and having all 50 A4 pages worth of text read out to you which would otherwise take 2 tiring hours to read. It’s pure bliss and as you watch people struggling to hold and turn over the pages of their large newspapers, you’ll want to tell them how much easier it could be.”
Easier without question, particularly with the overwhelming prevalence of mobile devices, tablets and eReaders individuals are using each and every day.
John continues by writing, “PressReader could become THE poster boy for the iPad!” He suggests that, “There’s currently a general feeling of ‘why would I want an iPad? What’s it really good for?’ Well this is it! It would be a big win-win for both NewspaperDirect and Apple having high definition scanned newspapers running on a 10 inch iPad screen with full audio on demand functionality. It would boost sales of the iPad which does not yet have that ‘killer app’”.
Definitely high praise! John concludes his commentary by writing, “The combination of the technical quality, provision of every major newspaper in the world, first rate customer service and really good value make PressDisplay an amazing package. These factors in combination with the fact the PressReader application can be setup to automatically deliver your favorite newspaper everyday and have all the articles read out to you. Once you have had the service for a few months, you’ll never be able to go back.”
Thanks for your kind words and enthusiasm, John! We’re ecstatic that PressDisplay and PressReader make such a difference in your life!