15th February 2012

PressReader Wins 2011 Best App Ever Award

press readerPressReader, the app that delivers the world’s most authentic newspaper-reading experience, has been voted by the readers of 148Apps as the “2011 Best App Ever” in the newspaper category. PressReader, which delivers more than 2,000 full-content newspapers from 93 countries to the most popular smartphones and tablets, was selected as the best newspaper app for Apple iOS, beating out The Daily, Flipboard, Guardian iPad Edition, NY Times, USA TODAY, and The Wall Street Journal Mobile.

“We are committed to continually innovating to exceed the expectations of our readers and publishing partners,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “PressReader 3.0 with SmartFlow technology is just one step in our journey to an unparalleled reading experience for newspapers and magazines. We are delighted with the award because it tells us we’re giving readers what they want — the best news-reading experience on the iPhone and iPad. I am looking forward to offering that same experience on every platform we support in the very near future.”

Created by the editors of 148Apps to celebrate the best mobile apps and games available, the goal of “The Best App Ever” Awards is to gather together the favorite apps of real users. For each category, the winners are voted for in both iOS (iPhone and iPad combined) and Android divisions.

PressReader 3.0 offers the widest choice of newspapers from around the world. The latest Apple iOS version of PressReader harnesses the power of iOS 5 on the iPad 2 to deliver the smoothest and most natural browsing and reading experience ever. Features include:

  •     SmartFlow, an exclusive feature which complements the traditional replica newspaper and magazine presentation, and lets readers browse and discover articles in a continuous horizontal stream of stories that flow across the iPad, each optimally presented on the screen
  •     SmartZoom that automatically positions the zoomed-in view to the beginning of an article
  •     Contextual integration between the Replica/Page and SmartFlow views
  •     Press and hold (i.e. “long press”) activation of contextually driven actions such as printing, sharing via email, or on Facebook and Twitter
  •     NewspaperRadio for on-demand audio of articles
  •     Two-finger-pinch to adjust font and image sizes
  •     Choice of different font types
  •     Cross-title keyword search
  •     Authorization of PressReader with a PressDisplay.com subscription

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PressReader for iPad and iPhone is available as a free download in the Apple iTunes App Store. Download it today and, as new user, receive 7 free newspaper issues from an enormous selection, which includes prestigious publications such as:

  • The Washington Post
  • Chicago Tribune
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • National Post
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Guardian
  • Daily Mail
  • International Herald Tribune
  • The Irish Times
  • ABC
  • Le Monde
  • The Australian
  • The New Zealand Herald

Most individual newspapers and magazines available through PressReader can be purchased for $0.99 per issue, or downloaded in conjunction with a paid subscription on PressDisplay.com, which offers virtually unlimited access to the world’s press for just $29.95/month (USD). For full details on subscription pricing, visit the subscription page.

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