While living in Ireland I'm always keen to try to stay up to date with what’s going on back home in New Zealand. While on the NZ Helald website last week I came across this site called www.pressdisplay.com which enables you to view the whole paper as it is printed. I was just blown away by the site. Not only did they have the NZ Herald but also 100's of other papers from all over the world including papers that I would buy here in Ireland.
After looking through the site I was well impressed so I signed up to the site, which costs me $9.95 a month to read 31 papers. Which works out cheaper than buying the paper down in the shop. It has been one of my better purchases online to date. I now find myself reading the papers now more than I did before because I find it easier to go though them on the computer.
Once I got into using Pressdisplay I was blown away by the features it has and just how well it works.
The screen shot above shows when you mouse over a story it highlights the heading rating how popular the story has been as well as giving you the option to have the story read out to you. You do this by clicking the red speaker. Its read out using Microsoft’s speech thing but it still pretty good. Also with one click it zooms you into the paper to make it easy to read then you can just hold down the mouse and glide around the page. There is so much cool stuff in it I would recommend you just take a look at it. Try holding down the mouse and drawing a red circle. I was well impressed with what happens next.
Anyhow if you find it interesting let me know what you think.