Get your news fix with My Paper apps
MISSED a copy of My Paper? You can now read the bilingual freesheet on mobile devices via two new apps.
The apps for iOS and Android devices are now available, and enable readers to browse an electronic recreation of the paper.
They can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by keying in "MyPaper" in the search field.
Both the Chinese and English sections of the paper are available, and readers can read about a week's worth of back issues too.
After launching the e-paper in the apps, readers can swipe left or right on the screen to browse the day's paper, not unlike reading the print version.
Pages can be zoomed in and out by pinching outwards and inwards, respectively.
Readers can also browse the e-paper offline once they have downloaded it, as the e-paper is stored on a mobile device for eight days before being deleted automatically.
Stored copies of the e-paper can be manually removed as well.
Pages, articles, photos and advertisements on the e-paper can be shared with friends through the app.
After downloading the day's e-paper, readers can go to a page they would like to share and tap the "Share" option in the app. They can choose to crop an image of the page, before sharing it via platforms such as Facebook and e-mail.
Readers can select from four resolutions when sharing images of the e-paper through e-mail: small, medium, large and the actual size of the image. They can also save pages to their devices' photo albums for future reference.
This feature is available for the iOS version of the app and will be available on the Android app at a later date.
Rahul Pathak, the editor of My Paper's English section, said the new apps "will deepen our connection with our existing readers, while helping us find new ones".
Elsie Chua, executive vice-president and head of marketing at Singapore Press Holdings, said that the latest mobile apps serve the needs of both readers and advertisers who are not able to get a copy of the physical paper.
"We are confident that this free app will expand readership and deliver even better advertising results for clients," she said.
For enquiries and feedback on the new MyPaper apps, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6388-3838. Check out frequently asked questions on the apps at bit.ly/1yLlgIM