The Islander's new digital edition will launch Feb. 1.

New digital version out

BAR HARBOR — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening on Mount Desert Island starting next week.

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Mount Desert Islander and its sister paper, The Ellsworth American, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers also will unveil new apps for IOS, Android and Kindle users in February.

“We at the Islander are committed to offering the most up-to-date digital products to our readers,” said Publisher Alan Baker. “The new digital edition and apps make it easy for readers to get the news their way.”

Digital subscribers will continue to be able to flip through each week’s edition on their desktop or device. They also will be able to take advantage of more viewing options and features. For example, readers using the “article view” will be able to click on an article and open the entire article, including page jumps, in a new window. This makes for easier reading, printing and sharing.

Readers who subscribe to other newspapers online already may be familiar with the platform. The same software is used by USA Today, Wall Street Journal and other papers around the world.

The new two-in-one mobile apps will offer breaking news as well as access to the digital edition.

Both the digital edition, apps and unlimited website access are free for current subscribers. Subscribers can login in using their email address and a password they received in the mail. If you have not received login information, call 288-0556 or email [email protected].

Only subscribers will have access to the digital replica edition. Non-subscribers may read up to three free articles each month on or on one of the paper’s mobile apps. Subscribers have unlimited online access. A website access only subscription also is available.

To subscribe, call 288-0556 or visit

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Managing Editor
Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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