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Old 01-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question re: reading the paper on a tablet w/o wi-fi

If you use a tablet with wi-fi to read newspapers and periodicals, and you know you are going to be stuck in a place that doesn't have wi-fi, can you download the paper/magazine beforehand, and read it in standalone mode?

(Ordinarily I would ask the paper's customer service about the modes of digital delivery, but our experience with newspaper customer service has been shaky - they don't seem well informed).

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Probably depends on the publisher, some have PDF downloads. You could click through each page save it as a file ( html ) but that could get old with large number of pages.

Well what do you know, I just googled this...



and for android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....offline&hl=en
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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I read the Wall St. Journal six mornings a week on my iPad. The whole paper is downloaded while I sleep, and when I get up it's right there for me to read with my morning coffee.

I discontinued my print subscription a few months ago because I actually like the reading experience better on the iPad.
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I subscribe to Macleans magazine, which notifies me by email when a new issue is ready for downloading. Once downloaded, I can read it anywhere. I too prefer the electronic version.
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Just another thought. I also have come to prefer reading books on my iPad. I buy the Kindle editions from Amazon and use the Kindle app, or the iBooks app from Apple, or either of a couple of other apps for books checked out from local public library systems. They are all very easy to use and most of the time preferable to paper books.
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Probably depends on the publisher, some have PDF downloads. You could click through each page save it as a file ( html ) but that could get old with large number of pages.

Well what do you know, I just googled this...



and for android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....offline&hl=en
Thanks for the tip! unfortunately this app is no longer free. It costs $4.99 for the regular and $9.99 for the pro version. There is a free app called offline reader, but you have to type in the URL; it won't accept paste. The offline pages app (the one in the video) is far superior.
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In addition to the app in video, check out instapaper, readability, and pocket.
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I use my reading list to save later-reading articles. I also have the home pages of blogs I read in my reading list.
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