The Daily for iPhone review: now all the great content from The Daily is available on your iPhone
The Daily was the very first custom daily news app created for the iPad back in 2011, and now you can get all that great content on your iPhone. The Daily for iPhone is beautiful and extremely easy to use app for Newsstand -- no fluff or complicated UI's to distract from reading your news!
If already have a subscription to The Daily for the iPad, your subscription will carry over the iPhone for no additional cost. A subscription to The Daily is $1.99/mo or $19.99/yr. If you don't want to pay for the subscription, you will still have access to great, daily content, just not all content.
When browsing through The Daily, swiping left and right will switch between categories and swiping up and down will scroll through the stories in that category. The categories include news, business, gossip, opinion, arts & life, apps & tech, sports, video, and pictures.
To read a story, view a photo, or watch a video, you simply tap on it. The Daily include 3 different font sizes that can be changed while reading each post. You can also read comments and leave a comment of your own. For stories you want to share with your friends, you can easily send them to Facebook, Twitter, or email with just the tap of a button
This really is The Daily in a nutshell. It's super easy to use and very basic -- which is a good thing.
- Swipe up and down to scroll through stories in a category
- Swipe left and right to switch between categories
- multi-panel UI to quickly jump to a category
- Read and leave comments to stories
- Beautiful photos
- 3 different font sizes
- Share to email, Facebook or Twitter
- I have no clue why "Switch to New Issue" is displayed. Tapping it does nothing.
The bottom line
The Daily is a great news app for the iPhone with great journalism. If you don't want to sign up for a subscription, you'll still have access to great, free daily content. Not only is the content great, but the UI is as well. The Daily found a great balance between being visually appealing, simple to use, and efficient.