New York Times Reader

If you are a frequent reader of the New York Times online then you may enjoy reading the news using the Times Reader. It formats the article similar to a newspaper with the ability to scale the font and images to the size of the window.

Here is how you can go about getting it for Windows XP or Vista:

  1. Go to this site and login.
    If you don’t have a username and password you can use this one (compliments of Bug Me Not):
    Username: amadjihad
    Password: amadjihad
  2. You should be prompted to download the Times Reader.

The software uses Microsoft’s new display technology called Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) which is why it allows the font/image scalability. Here is what the Windows Vista Team has to say about the Times Reader:

With WPF, the Times Reader can completely replicate the “look” of the print version of the NY Times, including fonts, typeface and layout, much more closely than its Web site now does.

This could be the start of some great applications that are taking advantage of the new technologies that are being offered. It is pretty cool and I hope we start to see more things like this.