The Early Edition 2



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Digital newspaper
Beautiful interface
RSS/Atom reader
When The Early Edition RSS reader launched alongside the original iPad in 2010, it redefined the daily newspaper. Then we did it all over again with Early Edition 2.

Just like the original, The Early Edition 2 is a beautiful, up-to-the-minute newspaper that puts you in the editorial seat. But that’s where the similarities end. Completely re-imagined and re-built, The Early Edition 2 is a whole new experience.

User experience

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Simple and intuitive, The Early Edition 2 makes setting up and browsing your daily dose of news easy and enjoyable. Browse popular feeds by category or add new ones of your own.

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  • Two reader modes: Standalone or Feedly sync
  • Lovely, dynamic page layouts
  • Optional display style overrides for Feeds or Sections (Normal, Photo & Photo + Border)
  • Page turn animation that follows your finger
  • Twitter integration and other sharing services like Instapaper, Facebook, Evernote, Pinboard, Delicious and Read It Later
  • A hidden toolbar which allows you to enjoy your content without distraction
  • All images are cached so you can enjoy the full experience when offline
  • Tap an image to enter the swipeable gallery mode
  • Your entire paper is searchable, with the bonus of being able to save specific search terms for one-tap searching in the future
  • Clippings & Readability. Two shoeboxes filled with stories you’ve saved for reading later by starring or saving to a Readability account
  • A curated list of 'Featured Feeds' - quality suggestions for topics and news sources that you might be interested in
  • Gesture controls to take advantage of the iPad's multi-touch interface
  • A brand new engine under the hood


I've tried a lot of RSS readers but this is the best yet. I use this with the Guardian's full text RSS feeds. It's much more usable than the Guardian app and as up-to-date as the website.

This app is awesome. It is not to have all your favourite news feeds in one app and read like your newspaper. I've used the app for years and still remains one of my favorites.

Like reading a real newspaper. Has previously been plagued by glitches but this is *** fixed. Recommended


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