The Daily delight on iPhone

May 3, 2012
Tech

In February of last year, The Daily, a new magazine designed just for the iPad with lots of digital features, was released to user and critical acclaim. The app offers a mix of headlines, videos and reports on seven topics including news, business, gossip, opinion, arts and life, apps and games, and sports. It’s glossy, […]

In February of last year, The Daily, a new magazine designed just for the iPad with lots of digital features, was released to user and critical acclaim. The app offers a mix of headlines, videos and reports on seven topics including news, business, gossip, opinion, arts and life, apps and games, and sports. It’s glossy, slick, full of graphics and very 21st century. As of today, it’s available for iPhone users, too. The Daily for iPhone has all the same features as The Daily on iPad, but formatted for a great reading experience on the small screen.

Both formats of The Daily are free to download and serve a limited selection of free stories. For $1.99/month or $19.99/year you get access to a new edition every day with, according to the folks at Daily Holdings, at least 100 stories. There is in-app commenting, excellent photojournalism, including some amazing 360 degree pics, and Facebook and Twitter integration. One subscription works on both iPad and iPhone.

While some of the reporting can be a tad lightweight, The Daily also has articles from some excellent and well-known journalists and gossip gurus, and the iOS integration is without equal.

The new iPhone version works in portrait orientation and looks as sharp on an iPhone 4 as the newly Retina-optimized iPad version does on the third-generation iPad. Scalable fonts make the reading experience on the small screen easy, and navigation is as simple as swiping down for stories within a section and side-to-side to switch between sections.

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The Daily reinvented the digital tablet magazine and now The Daily for iPhone is doing the same for smartphones. Today’s issue is completely free, so be sure to check it out.

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Lisa Caplan

Lisa Caplan writes app lists and guides as well as reviewing iOS apps and games on various tech sites, most recently on her fledgling iPhone and iPad giveaway blog, AppTudes. She is thrilled to be joining the stellar reviewing team at Appolicious. Located in a balmy Montreal suburb, Lisa has an advanced degree in Creative Writing, and has had an Apple computer by her side since 1979! She is a talentless art nut, bibliophile and accessory junkie. Lisa looks forward to sharing her gaming addiction and love for all tech that promotes culture, communication, social awareness and education at every level.

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