Since its release in the App Store way back in October 2009, PressReader by NewspaperDirect has been one of the most popular news apps for iPhone and iPad. And to maintain its popularity, NewspaperDirect has just issued a new update to the app that adds a couple of significant new features.
With PressReader, you can read complete digital replicas of your favorite publications. The app supports over 2,000 full-content newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in over 50 languages available through PressDisplay.com.
The latest update to PressReader adds SmartSearch functionality and article commenting.
The app’s new SmartSearch feature lets you:
Search for specific publications or search publications by keyword
Perform keyword search with results displaying in SmartFlow mode (keywords highlighted in search results)
Utilize advance search criteria including date range, language, sources and headline/article body search results (or both)
And the app’s newly added support for article commenting, which is available to logged-in PressReader or PressDisplay.com subscribers, allows you to:
Comment on articles in both Page View and SmartFlow
Support/oppose articles from within comment box
Support/oppose comments posted by other PressReader subscribers
Reply to comments posted by other PressReader subscribers
Searching and commenting are long-overdue additions to PressReader. So it’s nice to finally have them in the app.
Regrettably, though, an interface refresh, which the app is also in dire need of, is not included in the new PressReader update. Perhaps it’s reserved for the next issue, so to speak.