BAR Now Available for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire

Bringing the ancient world into the 21st century, from cuneiform to HD tablets

We are proud to announce that the rave-reviewed Biblical Archaeology Review iPad edition is now available for Kindle Fire and Android tablets. Navigate the ancient world more easily than ever before: flip through issues with the swipe of a finger, zoom in on breathtaking photography, click on links in the table of contents, search for your favorite topics and take it all with you on your morning commute! The dynamic app preserves the layout and beloved features of the print magazine and adds many exciting new features.

A digital subscription includes the latest issues of Biblical Archaeology Review delivered right to your tablet, plus you’ll gain instant access to our complete BAR digital edition back-issue catalog—starting with our January/February 2011 issue and going forward—for as long as you’re a subscriber. Subscribe to the digital edition on the BAS site for additional computer access, then install the app and enjoy!

Not sure how the digital edition will look on your device? Download the app and our commemorative 200th issue of BAR for free–no subscription required!


February 2014 update: The Biblical Archaeology Review iPad app has received 100 five-star ratings in the iTunes store! Many thanks to our readers for the kind words!


How Do I Install the BAR App?

It is easy– digital subscribers just need to use the password listed on the ‘My Account’ page.

iPad Instructions

Purchase a digital subscription on the BAS site. (Single issues and subscriptions can also be purchased within the app. However, buying via the BAS site will enable you to access the digital edition on the computer or an additional iPad.)

Highlighting the login lock. Tap on the lock (indicated in red) and enter your email address and special app password.

Download and install the free Biblical Archaeology Review iPad app in the Apple App Store or Newsstand (using your Apple ID password when prompted). Reading this on your iPad? Click the link at the bottom of the page to open the store.

• The app will be added to your iPad or Newsstand. On the iPad home, the app will appear with the BAS logo. On the Newsstand, it will appear as a magazine cover.

• Tap on the icon on your browser or the magazine cover in your Newsstand to open the app.

Tap the lock in the upper right corner of the screen (circled in red on the picture to the right).

Log in with your email address and the special app password listed in your ‘My Account’ page.

Press the download button next to any issue. Once the download is complete, hit view. Enjoy!


Android/Kindle Instructions

After installing, open with the BAS icon.

*Note: The app may appear differently on different Android-based devices. If you would like to test the device on your tablet before purchasing a subscription, download the app and the free 200th issue (The 200th issue has a white border–see image right).*

Purchase a digital subscription on the BAS site.

• Search for Biblical Archaeology Review in the Google Play or Kindle Fire app store. Download and install the the free Biblical Archaeology Review app. Reading this on your tablet? Click the app store link at the bottom of this page.

Tap the down arrow on an issue cover to log in.

• The app will appear on you device as the icon shown above, right.

• Open the app and click the down arrow on the cover of an issue.

Log in with your email address and the special app password listed in your ‘My Account’ page.

• Once logged in, tap an issue to view its contents, and tap the “download now” button to read the magazine. You’ll see a loading bar appear across the issue–once the download is complete, tap the cover again. Enjoy!

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Biblical Archaeology Review iPad app, we released a free digital version of our double-sized, commemorative 200th issue. The 200th issue is now available for Android and Kindle Fire devices as well. Want to try the app before subscribing? Download the app and this free issue, and enjoy!


How do I use the BAR app?

Reading BAR on an iPad, Kindle Fire or Android device is an intuitive process. However, we’ve included a few extra features to make your reading experience as enjoyable as possible.

Once you have downloaded an issue of BAR, you’ll see a screen with some instructions on how to use the app. Here are some of the most important highlights:

Tap once on the screen to pull up the toolbar (the most important tool—read more below).

Pinch the screen or tap twice to zoom in or out for a closer look at the pictures or text.

Slide your finger left or right to go to the previous or next page.

Any glowing box is a link (on an article title, etc.). These are extremely useful. Click from the Table of Contents right to the article you want, or click a URL to pull up a website.

• Want to read an article without having to navigate between pages? Click on the glowing box around an article’s title to pull up the article’s plain text. Once there, you have the option to adjust the text size.

• Tap the top-right corner to create a favorite page.

The toolbar has many useful features, including a navigable contents menu. Tap the screen once to pull up the toolbar. Please note that items on the toolbar appear differently on Android and Kindle devices, but all of the features are preserved.

The best way to get around the app is with the toolbar. Remember, just tap the screen once to bring up the toolbar. The toolbar includes:

Issues: Tap here to go from the current issue back to the list of BAR issues.

• Pages: Tap here to go from issues back to individual magazine pages.

• Thumbs: Tap this to see small thumbnails of all of the pages in the issue you have open.

• Menu: Tap here to pull up a helpful menu, including a help screen showing you how to use the app again.

• Contents: Tap to see a fully clickable Table of Contents.

• Advertisers: Saw an interesting ad in BAR? Learn more.

• Search: Find your favorite topics, in this issue or throughout your digital collection.

Click on any article in the table of contents to go right to that page.

Tap an article's title to bring up the plain text to avoid scrolling between pages.

A digital subscription includes the complete BAR digital archive.




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