The successful Wall Street Journal app for iPad has been updated to include international editions, making it more localised in its news coverage. Available on iTunes for free, with an in-app subscription model should you require more features than daily news, the application has been downloaded over a staggering 720,000 times since its launch in April.

However, until now, its focus has had a US bias, but no longer.

The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Asia editions are now available through a selection feature at the bottom of the screen. You can hot swap between the US, European and Asian editions whenever you like.

Most content is free, however a payment of $3.99 will also give access to subscriber-only content (such as Business, Markets, Opinions and more), complete use of the 7-day archive (with offline viewing), and the ability to save sections for later viewing. Subscribers can also personalise the app, allowing the sharing of articles across devices and web browser version.

However, there's so much free content on offer (supported by advertising), that you may not feel you need to.