The New York Times on Friday released an app for the iPad that is free for a limited-time period.
The app – which will go to a paid-subscription model next year -- includes access to more than 25 sections of content from The New York Times, enhanced with posts from The Times's more than 50 blogs.
Four sections of the app – Top News, Most E-Mailed, Business and Video – are immediately available at download. To access all other sections, users log in with an existing NYTimes.com account or complete registration within the app.
It also includes streamlined navigation, enhanced multimedia, breaking news, share options and slide shows.
"More and more, our readers are connecting with The Times across a variety of platforms, and we are developing products that allow them to engage with our content in a meaningful way," said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, The New York Times Media Group, and general manager of reader applications.