Free Press News Replaces Original Globe and Mail App

When the original Globe and Mail iPhone app was released, it was built by Spreed Inc and their speed reading technology. The Globe and Mail has started to release their own individual news apps, and thus this original version has become obselete.

Free Press News Comes Out of Nowhere

Now, what’s interesting is how the original app has morphed into a new one, called Free Press News. I noticed the update in the App Store, and was confused–when had I downloaded such an app? Turns out it was the original Globe and Mail app. Weird. Can they do that?! It’s a sneaky way to rebrand, but then again how to you get people to delete and redownload your app?

Free Press News claims to be ‘Canada’s newest independent digital news source,’ and essentially has all the headlines you expect, but this time around you can benefit from the Spreed feature. The app has various categories for news and various social sharing options too.

Other than that, there’s nothing about this app that ‘pops’. I do miss the old Globe and Mail app though. I can try to recover it via Time Machine on my Mac.

Free Press News is free. Download it here.

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  • Anonymous

    I have found Spreed Apps to be slow in starting and refreshing. Gave up on some Apps because of that. Their Spreed reading feature is moot if their products struggle to run. If the G & M product is any better for not using Spreed, then I may re-visit the App.

  • Meh

    Don’t bother trying to recover the old app. It doesn’t have any content anymore.