This app is worth its money
Zero customer service 1/5
I needed to change my password but it is impossible
Oh yeah!! 5/5
This is the best app ever!! Any magazine, any time! It doesn’t get any better!!
NOT 100% Functional w Windows 10 or 8 1/5
If you are thinking of getting or gifting Texture, please be aware that you will not be able to read several magazines using Windows 8 or 10.
The developer told me they are aware of the issue and there are no plans to fix this bug in the near future.
The magazines do open in iOS 11 and iOS 9 (I have an older iPad.)
Also, the magazines open in my Android device.
More magazines 5/5
By a in reno
Great. But need more magazines
Love this app 5/5
It’s a great way to read all your fav magazines in one fell swoop
Not working correctly 2/5
Not sure if it’s a new update as my iPad auto updates, but I haven’t been able to properly read a magazine on my iPad in months. Turning the pages freezes after each swipe, or it stops in in between pages , freezes constantly. Frustrated and I usually give up reading my magazines. The app wasn’t like this when it first came out. What is going on ? I have months worth of magazines I’d like to go through, but can’t
Value and convenience 5/5
I’m getting the magazines I always subscribed to for a better price plus I can keep up to date on other magazine articles. It is a win win deal.
Excellent app 5/5
My daughter got this for my birthday coming up and I'm enjoying reading all my magazine in one place. I'm very happy with my gift. Thanks to my daughter I'm loving it.
Love this 5/5
I have had texture for several years now and I love it. I have access to so many magazines. Just having the weekly magazines alone is worth the cost. I like that I don’t have back issues of magazines to recycle and I can go back to older issues if I want or need to.
Almost excellent 4/5
Without a doubt it's neat to have access to material you normally read on paper and stuff you typically don't read except while waiting on line at the market. The actual viewing method of the app needs some rethinking as most times the default size can't be easily read without zooming. I don't mind the zooming and moving around to see the page contents but being forced to unzoom before going to the next page is inefficient and seems to be a product feature of someone who doesn't read this stuff. If I pull to expose the next or previous page and then keep pulling, do I have to connect all the dots for you. This is just like car apps designed with assumption of being stopped while using. DUMB
Love it!! 4/5
I have a magazine addiction and Texture solves the problem of not being able to afford all that I want to read! My only problem is on some magazines I can't finish an article because the page will scroll back up to the top before I am thru reading it. I read in other comments that I am not alone with this issue. The 4 star rating is because of that glitch that I hope can be resolved ... Other than that I love this app and would give it a 5 star rating!
By Ms jinx
Could break habit of buying any magazines with Texture, just not quite there yet!
Old review not applicable now... 2/5
My old review below, which I have left up deliberately, still applies in many ways. However, as of today, 11/17/17, things have occurred with this app that make me deeply unhappy at the moment.
I downloaded the latest issue of People today, only to have it arrive on my iPad 4 looking blurry and grainy. I will delete it and download it again. My problem is that when trying to locate a way to report this in the app, there is none. When I went to the Texture website and took the time to fill out their "contact us" form and clicked send, it failed with a garbled error message and a total loss of what I had typed to them. This is totally unacceptable for a service that I pay for. There should always be a way to contact an app developer and either ask for help or report a problem. Until this lack of communication issue is resolved, I have to lower my rating to 2 stars, which stands for "below average" to me. If nothing is done about the problem, I will need to lower my rating permanently to 1 star. If this issue is addressed promptly, showing excellent customer service and response, I will be happy to raise this rating back up.
From 2012: This app is amazing! I love magazines, but I can never afford them, and I don't want the hard copies around cluttering up my house either. With Next Issue, I get to have my cake and eat it too. The fee is affordable, and everything is digital. Woohoo! Can't wait for more magazines!
Love this app! 5/5
Love this app. Only problem with it is I want to read everything!
Texture Tops in info apps 4/5
I delayed delving into what Texture offers thinking advertising would run the show and finding useful reads would take the back seat. To my delight I find the information quickly accessible and easily tapped into with a variety of interesting material. Well worth the $9.99 auto billed monthly subscription. I don’t read all the selections but what I find like politics, health, science, sports, religion, current news and consumer advice keep me informed and challenging searching for related material to cultivate the grey matter between my listeners.
Good reads and better days.
Best product yet 5/5
By Susan from Rome
I have been a subscriber for years now and love this app. It is easy to use and reliable.
I love this 5/5
This is the best thing,on my ipad
I can’t remember life before Texture. I have all my favorite magazines at my fingertips and they look so much better because of the whiteness and brightness of the screen versus the cheap paper that publishers have resorted to to save money. My only worry is that Texture will go away because there aren’t enough subscribers. Please don’t go away’ Texture.
Text View 4/5
App is great but having the option to choose an article in the magazine to read in "Text View" would be great. Hate having to zoom in on every page to read the article. I know the highlights section gives that option but if it's an article I don't care of, the benefit doesn't matter.
Best App Ever 5/5
All mags in one place! Download issues and delete to free up space when done. Really cool!
Great App! 5/5
I love texture! It is so easy! All I have to do is open the app and choose what magazine I want to read! I love it.
My Secret Luxury 5/5
No more $25 per flight for magazines. No more extra heavy magazines and no more guilt for throwing them away. Never regretted getting this app.
Fav app 5/5
By Valley Girl in NorCal
It’s the main reason I love and use my tablet.
Not impressed 2/5
Not a large enough selection.
100% not a free app. All you can do for free is open the app.
Awesome despite glitches 4/5
I love Texture. It provides more content than I can read in any given month. Great for traveling as well.
Having said that, there are still periodic glitches: app freezes and shuts down; in pages where there is a lot of content where you scroll down, often cannot read to bottom of page, the page rolls back to top again and again. These are still not fixed.
Best app! 5/5
This app is my favorite. All my favorite magazines at my fingertips.
Doesn’t Work 1/5
I downloaded the app and created an account. I signed up for their subscription service. They immediately charged my Apple account. And then I tried to open a magazine...
A pop-up window with a picture of the magazine comes up. There are 2 buttons, “Start Free Trial” and “Not Now”. I choose to start a free trial. That window closes. A smaller window opens that informs me I have already subscribed. I’m given 2 buttons, one to manage my subscriptions and the other just says OK. If you press OK it takes you back to the magazine selection. Choose the magazine again and go through the same process. If you choose to manage your subscription, it takes you to your iPad settings and you have the choice of canceling the subscription, but not until after they’ve charged you for a month.
So I spent $10 for a service and I can’t access the service. And, guess what, there’s no way to contact the developer through the app.
Favorite way to relax 5/5
I love Texture! If I ever get a free moment, I sit down and read with my Texure app.
LOVE IT! 5/5
I got this app a couple of years ago and I absolutely love it. I get to catch up on all of my favorite magazines. I also love the downloaded magazines feature for when I’m offline and at the doctors office for example. Can take with me anywhere. Well worth the monthly subscription price.
Great choice of publications 5/5
By Aye Jazz
Love that I have really good choice of magazines and that I get email suggestions of weekend reads based on my favorite publishers.
Their highlights section I’m the app is a plus.
Pretty Great 4/5
I am a big magazine reader. This app is perfect for me. It has some issues with scrolling, but I enjoy it.
The greatest app ever
Much cheaper than paper subscriptions 5/5
Most of the magazines that I enjoy are included in my basic Texture subscription.
Can’t imagine life without this 5/5
By Bren loves mags
OK, so you may think I’m being dramatic or I have a shallow existence. But I just read an article on pessimism that was intriguing. Now I am a woman, and I just would not have read this article otherwise because it came from Men’s Health. I generally stick to my categories, but with there headline streaming, this one caught my eye! Thanks! Oh and I also learned to close my business emails ruth Thanks, not Best or regards. Lol. I’m sure you aren’t yo close in that.
Love this app 5/5
Best used on a tablet. Wish there was a text to speech allowing articles to be read to you. Developers please add this functionality. That would allow me to listen to articles like podcasts.
Great app if it worked 1/5
I am currently unable to download new magazines on to any of my devices. I am given the error “failed to launch this issue“ over and over I have uninstalled reinstalled logged out log back in to no avail it will not work so I can’t read any of the magazines I’m paying for, please fix
Retired English Teacher 5/5
I have recently moved a lot and no longer have constant mail. Texture has been a God send.
Love the App itself 3/5
Love the App, but the large majority of articles are bias in favor of Democrats or at least against Trump. It would be nice to see responsible reporting. This morning, I awoke to a recommended article by Mother Jones about ‘what’s it like to be black in Trump’s America’ (paraphrase). Just read the article and you can spot assumptions riddled throughout. Sorry to politicize but can the “alerts” or “recommendations” be from my selection of magazines, not ones I don’t select.
Bugs report about download 5/5
sometimes, i cant donload my magzines with errors if i have over 40 locally downloaded magzines, but the storage is enough for download
Great idea but very mainstream 2/5
I love the idea, and it would save me some money if more than one of my magazines were in here, but none of my sewing & craft magazines are. If these folks want to sell more subscriptions they need to sign up more magazines
Have had Texture for several years and love it. 😊
Don't buy this 1/5
It doesn't load magazines anymore. It is a terrible waste of money.
Was great... but now can't download magazines 1/5
The first year I had the app it was amazing. The articles and magazines opened within seconds. Now articles take significant time and I cannot get magazines to download. I contacted help desk and they said my device did not have enough memory, which struck me as odd as my device has over 50 GB of unused space. I also have the downloading issue even after I removed all downloaded magazines, close all other applications and windows in Safari/Google.
I do not have issues with speed, downloads, etc. with any other apps or in Safari/Google.
I am disappointed as a whole and am getting ready to cancel service.
Good content, awful reader 3/5
The content on here is pretty solid but the reader they designed for it is just awful. The text is tiny and there's no way to enlarge. You have to manually tap, zoom, and re-center the page constantly. Really terrible experience.
For example, read Consumer Reports then try Esquire - you'll quickly see the former is not adapted for the app like Esquire is. Unfortunately only a few of the magazines I've looked at were formatted fittingly. Otherwise you're just hunting around for text like you're zooming in and out of a picture. Very annoying.
Auto download broken 2/5
I have about 76 favorites. Even though I have gone to settings and disabled or sometimes enabled and re-disabled auto download. When I open a new favorite magazine I have not read on your app before it still asks me if I want to auto download!!! Can you please fix this or have the option to disable the auto download prompt all-together?
Great Way to Read My Favorites! 5/5
Being a Texture subscriber has been great! I have access to all my favorites, I’m saving money, and not piling up magazines that need to be recycled! What’s wrong with that picture? Nothing!
LOVE this app 5/5
I can read so many magazines through this app. As a busy mom who spends a lot of time waiting for my child’s activities, this is perfect for me!
Greatest app. Ever 5/5
Most amazing and affordable app. Great selection