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PressReader for iPad now available for download on iTunes!

NewspaperDirect is happy to announce that PressReader for iPad has been approved by Apple and is now available for download from the iTunes App Store!

PressReader app for iPad allows subscribers to automatically download their favorite daily read from a selection of more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 45 languages, where you can:

  • Enjoy complete digital replicas in stunning clarity often before the print version is on the newsstands;
  • Effortlessly browse entire publications with one finger;
  • Navigate quickly to a favorite section using the Table of Contents;
  • Pinch-out to zoom and get a better look;
  • View stories in both rich graphics and an easy-to-read text view;
  • Jump from article to article;
  • Search across publications from over 90 countries to get a perspective from around the world, while online;
  • Set up automated subscriptions to favorite titles;
  • Authorize their device for their existing PressDisplay.com account.

Check out the demo below:

“PressReader delivers an immersive reading experience that cannot be rivaled,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “At last, readers can hold a digital edition in their hands and read it from front to back, just the way the title was printed — with no compromises in quality, fidelity or content.  With PressReader, the Apple iPad is truly the breakthrough product publishers and readers have been waiting for. ”

Remember that existing PressDisplay.com subscribers can authorize their iPads in the exact same way they authorize their iPhones or iPod Touch, ensuring they don’t have to pay twice for their favorite publications.

Enjoy and thanks for hanging in there!


  1. Laurence
    May 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I am so happy to see this app, finally, in action. Reading newspapers like this, in a full-size screen, that I can take anywhere easily, was my dream when I bought my iPad. It took a little over a month, but it was worth the wait. I hope every iPad user gets the word that this is more than an upgrade to an iPhone app, this is really the kind of game-changer that people were talking about when the iPad appeared.

    One note to people who are upgrading: you should re-download any papers in your library to get the full effect. The older papers are unreadable in the full-page format, but if you delete and re-download, everything is sharp and clear. Congratulations to PressDisplay on a 5* app.

    • Michael Oksinski
      May 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Mark, we couldn’t agree more!

      And just an FYI, the app is going to get even better with landscape mode right around the corner. It’s already completed and in testing so stay tuned!


  2. Chris
    May 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Great to hear about landscape mode, how will the landscape option improve things do you think? I ask as most of the newspapers I read with pressreader work well in portrait already with a full page spread because of the aspect ratio of these papers…amazing app! As mentioned above a game changer in my opinion

    • Michael Oksinski
      May 7, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks for the great comment, Chris!

      I definitely agree that reading newspapers works very well in portrait, particularly on the iPad’s big screen. I really believe it’s just a matter of preference as to which orientation will work better.

      I can really see it being more beneficial when using an iPhone or iPod Touch, but again, we want our subscribers to be able to choose and ultimately benefit from the functionality they come to expect from their Apple devices!

      Have a good one… 🙂


  3. Gary
    May 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Personally, my preference is landscape mode (with the ability to rotate to portrait). I keep checking for updates (to ver.1.6). Landscape/Portrait ability will make this killer app even better!

  4. Edwin
    May 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Is it possible to buy newspapers and Pay through iTunes? As i do not want a monthly subcription.

    • June 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      Yes, Edwin. You can pay itunes 99 cents per issue you download.

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