The Daily has been out for almost a month now and for most people it is still giving away two weeks of free subscription time to try it out. As an avid iPad user I have been exploring it since it was released on February 2, 2011. Many people have both liked it and dumped on it in the tech blogs, but for myself, it has become my #1 iPad News Entertainment source.
When I was young I used to enjoy paging through magazines like Time and Newsweek, and even an occasional People. But until the Daily, there was nothing that really fit that experience and brought it into this decade of techno-wizardy. Sure, I have iBooks, the Kindle for iPad app and Zinio magazines, not to mention the the NYTimes, Popular Science and several other magazine reading apps, but none of them brought with it the feeling of reading a “magazine”. The Daily does that for me, along with a little bit of extra magic to make me feel like I am reading something from Harry Potter’s world, with live video and moving pictures amidst all my textual news. Sure, it does not have all the many categories that you might find in many online and print newspapers, but it does deliver a rich entertaining experience for consuming a bit of world news, gossip, a smidgen of tech and a crossword puzzle.., oh yes, and Sports too!
As a free download and only $.99/wk or $39.99/year it is a great deal and I look forward to subscribing.