The Early Edition 2.1

The Early Edition 2.1

February 8, 2012

The Early Edition v2.1 has today been approved by Apple. This is a big update and includes wide variety of new improvements, services and features.

One the headline features in 2.1 is a deep integration with Readability. Not only can you now view short-content feeds in Readability’s clean interface, but we’ve also included full syncing with Readability accounts, so you can even view and manage your Reading List, Favorites and Archives.

Another big improvement is the new image gallery view. Now when you tap an image you’ll go straight to the image view and when you tap text you’ll go to the feed view. You can also swap between image, feed and web view via the toolbar and keep swiping through content seamlessly. (note: for anyone who prefers the old double-tap for image view, it’s available as an option in Settings).

We’ve also included support for sharing to Evernote, Pinboard and Readability, plus a really handy ‘Quick-share’ option in Settings:

Configuring your newspaper and sections is now even quicker and easier, thanks to the one-tap shortcut menu:

Here’s the full list of what’s new:
  • Significant sync and assembly speed improvements
  • Major overhaul for viewing images, (plus image view now appears with one tap instead of two).
  • Readability integration
  • Headlines now given more lines before being truncated
  • New sharing services: Readability, Evernote and Pinboard
  • Sharing services are now reorderable in Settings
  • Full Readability account sync with access to Reading List, Archives and Favorites (via a second shoebox)
  • Quick-share setting: choose a sharing service to add to your long-tap contextual menus
  • More efficient image loading algorithm
  • Paper doesn’t require a roll-up for as many actions
  • New (AVOS) and old (Yahoo!) login support for Delicious
  • Now allows darker screen dimming for night reading
  • Maximum number of articles is now capped at 15,000
  • Many UI tweaks and improvements
  • More logical version number (now 2.x instead of v1.x)
  • Bug fixes

The Early Edition is available on the App Store here.

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2 Comments


  1. Hello,

    I used to have an iPad and had your app installed. It was one of my favorite apps and I would LOVE to see and OSX app version.

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