I’m subscribed through the King County Library System and need to constantly reauthenticate. Terrible user experience which renders this largely useless. As of late I can’t even find my library on the search screen that pops up, even though the account screen shows everything correctly. What a mess of an app!
Everything about this program is great except for two things. 1) If you switch phones or tablet, you lose all your publications. This ignores a large portion of the users who intend to study and reference the material over time. 2) It does not allow the ability to highlight the material or take notes in those sections. The only notes section is for public commentary, which is a different purpose. If we pay for the publication, we should be able to keep it forever and highlight it and do what we need to do with it. Being in the digital world is nice because you can search many publications for keywords, but without the ability to archive what is the point?
I have tried to cancel this and I have been charged two extra months when I only wanted it for one month. Not sure what to do next.
I love reading newspapers in their original format on PressReader. I have a subscription to one paper and access to hundreds of papers through my local library, and both log-ins work seamlessly together. PressReader has improved to near-perfect status over the years but one flaw remains: despite my efforts to clear out old editions, the size of my data files grows until it chokes my iPad. Recently I had to once again delete and reinstall the app after it reached over 7GB of content. I don’t know what is causing this as I don’t see any stash of available newspapers in any archive. Otherwise, I’m very happy as a long-time user.
I have paid so much money but could never access material
I read the N.Y. Times almost daily as I travel a lot. I actually like reading on PressReader better than the actual paper. The photos are better, and you can jump to continuation pages easily, and back, sometimes. Unfortunately with the Times at least, links are missing at times. That might be NYT’s fault? Navigating with the gizmo on the bottom of the screen is tedious. A drop down list would be better. Also missing is a “back” button. I wish I could just go back to the previous page I was on like in every other reading app I have used. Finally, it seems that if an update comes down to an issue or supplement while you are reading it, the app pops up an annoying sidebar and sometime takes you back to the top of the page or the first page...very annoying. They should just put up an icon to notify you. But overall I like it. I use a different one for the Vail Daily and I like this one better.
I use Pressreader on my iPad solely to read the digital replica of the NYT. The app frequently crashes, frequently mis-displays pages and frequently gets stuck in a funk and needs to be returned home and then re-navigate to your page to display and function properly. The NYT disallows selection and dictionary lookup - but that is not Pressreaders fault. Would also like it to zoom in farther. I am not a fan.
You pay $30 a month to access up to date papers you can get anywhere but have to pay $2 for each older article? Seems useless.
I’m a new user. This app gave me access to the article I wanted to read. However, I found it very odd that I had to read it it like I was looking at a picture of the actual printed newspapers page. So, I cannot just search for a keyword, only for magazines, and then I have to know which date my article was published next issue is not all papers are included. and there isn’t a way to suggest new magazines as dar as I can see. I’m still an “unregistered” user even though I’m a subscriber and nowhere does it say the benefit of registration so looking for scientific magazines (I had Quanta Magazine in mind describing quantum phenomena to the public) or medical journals (Like Journal of Alzheimer’s disease) will not be fruitful