Why you should try eEdition, activate digital subscription
We recently made some changes to The Fresno Bee’s eEdition that enhances the user experience. If you’ve yet to use it, now’s the time to give it a try.
This “digital replica” edition – accessed at fresnobee.com/eedition – is popular because it provides an online representation of the printed paper in an easy-to-navigate digital format. It also adds a bunch of features, including the ability to enlarge type and to look back at the past two weeks of editions.
The new version makes the eEdition faster and easier to use.
Changing to a new format with different functionality never is easy, and we’ve had a few hiccups along the way. Some readers are frustrated because it’s unfamiliar. And we also had a few glitches that made the experience less than perfect in its first few days.
But we’ve worked through all of these issues. When you log in today, here’s what you will find:
More speed and responsiveness. The loss of the red highlighting that readers said was frustrating. You can now simply zoom or click once on the story to read an article.
The elimination of the “help” overlay that readers said really wasn’t much of a help. To find help on navigating, just go to the question-mark sign in the upper right-hand corner.
Easy access to past issues, which includes a “News” area that can take you to the latest headlines on the live website.
One button to more games and puzzles, and an easy crop tool that will allow you to print the crossword and Sudoku in the daily paper.
Access to the eEdition on your computer, tablet or phone. Imagine, we used to deliver to your porch. Now, we deliver the printed paper to your pocket.
Access to dozens of additional pages of news, features and sports stories and scores on the Extra Extra and SportsXtra pages.
The eEdition works best with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge browsers.
HAVE YOU ACTIVATED?
Many of The Bee’s print customers do not know that digital access is included in the cost of a subscription. All you have to do is activate it and enjoy access to the eEdition and all content posted at fresnobee.com. We also offer apps for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. When your subscription is activated, you can access all of The Bee’s content on all of these platforms at any time.
I know change is difficult, even when it results in improvements. We will continue to make The Bee’s digital products even better – including the ability to watch videos directly from the eEdition. We will keep you posted on the latest updates to be sure you’re fully informed.
If you’re having problems, drop us a note at [email protected]nobee.com and we will get you in touch with someone who can help.
As always, thank you for reading The Bee – and I welcome your feedback.