If you’re the type of person who likes to keep up on all current events then you’re probably an avid reader as well. The great thing about tablets is that they’ve eliminated the need for us to spend hours in libraries reading the latest periodicals, or subscribing to countless volumes to keep up with all the latest current affairs. With our tablets and smart phones we can now read many of the world’s most prestigious publications on one device. This might be a little frustrating for that relative that used to depend on getting your magazine secondhand, but it definitely makes your life a lot easier. This is a free app and it’s only compatible with the iPad.
There are all kinds of newsreader apps within the App Store and depending on your own personal interests any one of them might be the perfect app for you. You might have heard of apps like Zinio or NextIssue, or one of the countless other apps that provide platforms for newspapers and magazines – and these apps can be great tools to provide you with the reading material you crave, but these are generally paid subscription services. AEI – American Enterprise is a completely free app that’s full of great content on topics such as public policy, individual opportunity, and free enterprise.
It’s not unusual for an app to claim that it’s free and yet, when you open it, it’s completely littered with ads. While technically they may be free, these ads can often make them virtually unusable. AEI – American Enterprise is an app with a nice clean user interface that makes it easy to navigate and it’s completely free of ads. The navigation controls are intuitive and easy to use. It’s the type of app that will only take you a few minutes to learn how everything works. This app will require 11.6 MB of available space on your iOS device.
Using the Reader
When you open the app you’ll find that it’s divided into two separate sections. On the left-hand side is a column that features anything new that’s been added today. At the top of this column you’ll also see a menu icon on the left-hand side – if you tap on this column you’ll be able to view all the different categories of articles that are available. Tapping on any one of these topics sections will take you to all the main articles to be found in that section.
The right section of the app features excerpts from the articles that are available – to view the full article you simply tap anywhere on that article preview. The article will then open within a built-in newsreader and to view the article you simply continue to swipe up until you’ve read the entire article. In the top right corner you’ll also see the option to save the article for quick viewing later, and you’ll also see a share option so that you can send the article to friends or family members.
Articles are divided into several different categories
AEI – American Enterprise is a great app for keeping up-to-date on current affairs. With a focus on public policy, free enterprise, and freedom in general there is a lot of great material to choose from here. The newsreader is clean, intuitive, and easy to navigate. If you like to read you’ll love this app.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.