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The most successful newspaper and magazine iPad apps

Media Week rounds up the most popular free and paid-for iPad apps from the Apple App Store

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Top five free/part-free iPad apps (newspapers and magazines)

1) The Times
Publisher:
News International
Price:
Free for the first 30 days, then £9.99 per month (if bought via Apple). The iPad app is also available as part of a digital-only subscription (£2 per week/£8.66 per month) and is complimentary (as are the websites) to readers with a seven-day subscription to the print paper.
What you get:
The entire paper Monday to Saturday. Content includes exclusive photography and videos and will soon include interactive crosswords.

2) Wired (UK edition)
Publisher:
Conde Nast
Price:
Free to download the library, then £2.39 for the issue.
What you get:
The December issue with exclusive interactive content.

3) The Telegraph
Publisher:
Telegraph Media Group
Price:
Free for a limited time, due to sponsorship by Audi.
What you get:
The "best of the Telegraph", including breaking news, sport, business and a daily cartoon.

4) Financial Times
Publisher:
Pearson
Price:
Free to download, but you must be an FT.com subscriber for full access.
What you get:
The full FT every day, including exclusive video and interactive features.

5) Monkey
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing
Price:
Free
What you get:
The iPad version of the men’s e-magazine includes videos, games and music previews.

Top three fully paid-for apps (newspapers and magazines)

1) Eureka
Publisher:
News International
Price:
£0.59
What you get:
A special iPad edition of the Times’ monthly science magazine.

2) The Sun
Publisher:
News International
Price:
£4.99 for a 28-day subscription.
What you get:
The entire paper, Monday to Saturday, with breaking news and interactive elements.

3) Esquire (US edition)
Publisher:
Hearst
Price:
£2.99
What you get:
The app includes a "moving cover" featuring actor Javier Bardem, videos and other exclusive content.

Source: iTunes App Store, November 2010