Macworld, the decade-long printed and digital publication on all things Apple, has released a free app for the iPad today that takes full advantage of the tablet’s unique form factor and brings the best of Macworld.com to the device. The Daily Reader app, in fact, is a selection of the best content from the website, and not a replica of the printed magazine available to subscribers every month. In Daily Reader, you’ll find popular content from Macworld organized in sections you can also access from a navigation bar at the top.
I’ve just tried the app for a few minutes and it’s quite nice. You can increase / decrease font size, flick through sections with a swipe. I did not like the poor layout of some article clearly taken out of Macworld’s RSS feed without formatting for the iPad; this was an isolated issue though. Most of the articles have been updated with graphics and banners that look really great on the iPad. The app takes a few seconds to load contents and images, there is advertising between articles and sections but, again, it feels good. I also like the fact that there is a box on the right side to access a live feed of authors from Macworld. You can share articles on Twitter / Facebook / Email and bookmark them for later reading into a specific page inside the app.
Unlike many blogs’ apps for the iPad and iPhone, Macworld Daily Reader is really, really nice in my opinion. The layout is clean and there’s lots of information to look at. Here’s to hoping the app will be regularly updated with new content. In the meantime, go download the app here and take a look at more screenshots and promo video below.
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