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The App Store's most beautiful news reader, giving you complete control over the content you see, in a form you'll enjoy. Watch the video demo at http://www.airsource.co.uk/theearlyedition/.

The Early Edition 2 is a beautiful, up-to-the-minute newspaper that puts you in the editorial seat.

Now sporting a gorgeous column-based page layout, The Early Edition 2 uses an algorithm to intelligently position stories based on their content. This means every page is now both beautiful and dynamic.

Page turns can now follow your finger which looks stunning. Or you can simply swipe horizontally or tap the edge of the page.

Are you missing Reader? The Early Edition 2 now supports syncing with Feedly so you can keep track of articles you've read on the web as well as on your iPad.

Sharing services include: Twitter, Facebook, Instapaper, Readability, Read It Later, Delicious, Evernote & Pinboard.

Our intuitive multitouch interface strips back visual clutter so you can focus on the news. The main newspaper view is now completely free of buttons in both orientations which means you can simply enjoy browsing and reading your paper.

All images are now cached on the device so if you go out of network coverage, you still get the full reading experience. Also, you can choose to either load images in real-time while you navigate the paper or set it to preload all images. Preloading images is especially useful for Wifi iPads or use when a 3G network is unavailable such as flights.

Tapping any image in the main paper view takes you to a swipeable gallery mode, perfect for photography, design or comic feeds. Swipe vertically to view all the images in a single story or horizontally to view images from the next or previous story.

The entire paper is now searchable. And if there are particular search terms you use frequently, you can save them for one-tap searching anytime in the future.

Sometimes there just isn't time to keep up with the flow of news pouring in. Now you can star stories as you browse, and they get sent straight to your Clippings shoebox for later reading.

This is our curated list of suggestions for topics and news sources. From here you can preview and subscribe to interesting feeds that you may not have discovered yet.

We've implemented a lot of gestures to make navigating The Early Edition 2 both quick and amazingly fun to use.

What's New

Version 2.6.15

Fixes a persistent problem on Feedly which would have forced you to log back in every week. Sorry about that folks!

Customer Reviews

Best news reader in App Store


Great news reader again now that they have updated it. Cannot share to Facebook otherwise would be 5*

Almost Amazing. Almost...


The Early Edition 2 comes so close to be a truly amazing app. But there are two main problems. The first one is obvious. The app is sluggish at times and crashes every now and then. But I have come to expect that from first releases, and I am sure that will be resolved soon.

What stops me from giving The Early Edition 5 stars is that when I click on many of the articles I only get a snipped of the text. If I wan't to read the full article I have to open it in the in-line web browser. It's not the end of the world, but it adds an extra step for me and the text in the browser is usually small and the sites cluttered with adds. There is a "easy" solution to this and I hope the developer will consider it… Integrate Readability! Same technology Apple uses for the Reading List feature in Safari. Early edition could use the readability API to extract the full text from articles and display them in-line rather than having to open a browser. If that were to happen I would replace Reeder as my primary RSS app.

It Got Broken


The first version of this app I downloaded was a 5-star app. As far as useability and usefulness goes, it still is. I use it in conjunction with Pocket to find stories for my weekly podcast. The way it mixes the stories up and lays them out in a "newspaper" fashion is perfect to keep me interested and help me keep up with tech trands.

The latest couple of versions, however, don't work quite right. The first issue is the story counts on the front page. When every single section has the same exact story count, something is wrong. The second, and most frustrating, has to do with switching modes. If you're reading in portrait mode and switch to landscape mode, whether you meant to or not, there's no telling what page you'll come back to when you switch back to landscape but it won't be the page you were on.

The story counts are almost cosmetic but if you want your 2 stars back, fix the rotation issue.


Glasshouse Apps Pty Ltd
60 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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