Today's iPhone productivity app of the day won't be found in the "Productivity" category, but rather in the "News" category. Now, thanks to my iPhone, I have daily access to the New York Times through this convenient, free application.
We've had access to the Times for years through the website, but now with my iPhone and a few spare minutes I can get caught up with all the latest news and information. The app is free and does not require registration or subscription to the newspaper. The features vary daily but include most major sections of the paper (excluding classified adds and movie times). A small, unobtrusive banner ad appears at the bottom of each article page but is not a hindrance to reading the information listed on the page.
Upon initiation, the app takes less than two minutes to sync on my iPhone. Syncing is an important feature, as it allows the content to be viewed even when you are offline, including in airplane mode.
Individual iPhone users can configure the content you choose to view and select your favorites for the bottom row icons. In your iPhone settings, you can determine the amount of days for which you would like access to news and articles, up to seven days.
Apps like the NYTimes iPhone app make waiting situations much less painful - I enjoyed reading the Times yesterday while waiting for my son's clarinet lesson to finish. You don't need to bring anything with you but your iPhone to make smart use of a spare ten minutes!
What's your favorite new iPhone app? I'd love to hear from you!
NYTimes iPhone Application - FAQ - NYTimes.com