Chicago Tribune -- Digital Edition for iPad
By Tribune Interactive
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The Chicago Tribune Digital Copy delivers a complete digital replica of the daily newspaper, including all photos, articles and comics as they appear in print.
The Chicago Tribune Digital Edition for iPad is free for Chicago Tribune 7-day print or DigitalPlus subscribers.
The past seven back issues of the Chicago Tribune also are available in the app. Articles can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and email.
I really like this app on my iPad.
I have a lot of experience (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Business Week, on the iPad).
I like the format to be the same as my print Tribune edition. This way I use my print edition experience to navigate the newspaper when I travel with my iPad. I use the expanding of a section of a page to read a particular article.
I think the reviews are too negative. The app is fine.
Of course, the newspaper itself is not of the standards of the publications above. Chicago deserves a better newspaper than the current Tribune. But it has slowly improved in the past few years.
Abel Jeuland in Hyde Park
The online e-edition is SOOO much better!
I recently subscribed to the Tribune's digital only service. I have loved the ease of use when reading it in safari, the features, the full page view, etc. I was excited to learn that they offered this app, thinking it would be the same sort of thing. I was wrong. The app and its zoom feature is not great. The look of it is like looking at a real 2 page at a time newspaper...you have to zoom in on everything because the print is so small...which gets annoying when it is an article you'd normally skip. To get it into a more readable view, you need to zoom and then double click the article.
Skip the app and use the online reader... You will not regret it.
Too Sluggish loading
I love reading the Trib on my iPad and would consider dropping my print edition home delivery if my wife felt the same way (she prefers the hard copy). I've been reading the web based digital edition and just noticed that there was now an app and was excited to try it. Overall, I found it was to sluggish with the pages taking was too long to "get clear". For now I'll stick to the web based app which is much faster but I'm hopefully the iPad app will improve and I'll be checking it from time to time.
In any event, I appreciate the Trib's work in developing their electronic edition!!