Increase Range 5/5
By Me Yaar
Include additional magazines like Newsweek, Economist etc with subscription.
Get your bookmarks together 3/5
I love access to the magazines but I’m frustrated with the viewer app that now requires network access to change bookmarks. Often I’m in a location without WIFI access with my tablet, but I still want to be able to add and delete bookmarks to mark my progress. I’m also frustrated with the buggy, changing interface for managing bookmarks, the inconsistencies of their management and the current failure to keep track and usefully sort those bookmarks for a particular issue—what was working pretty well is now a minefield of errors and frustration.
Good but can be better 4/5
While the interface works well on iPhone and iPad, the web interface is little clunky. Barring these missing features, I think this is a great value:
* no sync across devices - I have an iPhone as well as an iPad and if I read a magazine on one device, the app on other device should continue from where I left off.
* favorites organization is severely lacking - I have many magazines as favorite and I can only see magazines in the order I added them. There should be some way to sort/group items
* there is no visible download queue and the downloads stop when the app is in the background. I usually like to download few magazines before I leave for a trip but have to keep waiting for the downloads to finish. There is no easy way to know if the downloads have finished so I have to remember the last magazine I put in the queue and see if it is done
Gold subscription NOT FREE 1/5
I opened the app and was met with an advertisement for The Gold Subscription. The page said the first month is free so I clicked it and it charged me the $9.99 plus tax despite it saying it was free. Plus I have found it extremely difficult to come in contact with the company to correct the problem. This customer service is abhorrent.
Start free trial?? 2/5
The app says start free trial and then be billed after trial period ends. When I clicked on the subscription there is no free trial that starts. I was automatically billed instantly. My friend tried the same thing and was billed instantly as well. We both had to call iTunes to have the charges reversed. Do not put free trial if there is no free trial. I downloaded this through iTunes.
Our family account does not work and there is no reply to requests for help 1/5
Where are the new magazines? 1/5
A subscription was paid for and yet, I can’t get a magazine that’s current. Just pulled up the app and decided to see what’s available. Saw a publication I used to get by mail. The Oct 2018 edition is all that’s ready for me to read. Already read that issue — twice.
Where are the current editions? All I notice is that I would need to pay more to see anything that’s brand new. I’m going to tell the individual who purchased a subscription that’s we are not getting a good deal with this app and to get rid of it.
How do I find the latest new titles? 1/5
This used to be my go-to magazine app, but Readly has surpassed it. It’s still ok, but a recent update has taken away the ability to see new titles that are added, a feature that might actually see me using the app more if they add other titles I like. Maybe I missed it? I searched but couldn’t find that option anymore. A shame.
Also, it would nice to arrange magazines in the order we want on the Favs page.
Adding to this review, for the past couple of updates, the Faves page no longer automatically shows new issues of your favorites when they come out. You now have to tap on each magazine to see if there is a new issue. Then, after you download them, the new cover will show up in Faves. That’s inconvenient to have to tap on each magazine to see if a new issue is available.
Somewhere along the line, regression testing for this app prior to updating got worse.
What a great app !!
The Worst 1/5
Don’t waste your money! Try Texture. You get nothing with this subscription except 2nd rate magazines you’d never see in a store even if you searched. Want more money to subscribe to the normal magazines like People or HGTV, etc or more money ($5) to buy individual magazines to download. Rip-off with zero customer service & no refunds for total dissatisfaction. Total scam
No support 1/5
By Asleep at the app
Paid $49.95 and it still wants me to subscribe. There is no direct customer support. Old issues or maybe only one. Good idea but needs more from the company
Cannot read the issue even when magzter charged me for a year .... 1/5
They have charged me for the magazine I’ve been reading for past couple of years and they have charged me for 2019 the whole year and when I open the app it’s telling me to purchase again and I have notified magzter about it and it’s been 5 days and still no response.... now I am going to call apple and resolve this issue ..... I won’t recommend this app to any of my friends and families ...
Favorite magazine app 5/5
I have Magzter Gold and it is well worth every penny for indulging my oddities like Fate and Fortean Times to my love of Archeology and Ancient Egypt. I love this app so much.
I looked at the list of magazines available before subscribing, but all but one of the publications I was interested in require an additional subscription to read. The app doesn’t make this clear until after the purchase is made. This one might look like it has more to offer than the other magazine apps for the same price, but it doesn’t. I cancelled my subscription immediately, but of course there is no way to get back the money I paid for magazines I can’t read.
Get this, you won’t regret it. 5/5
I love being able to get current art magazines and articles from around the world. This app has saved me shelf space, time and money. The only concern has been that it can be slow if you have slow internet speeds. It’s great for enlarging print and pictures, plus you can take screen prints.
A Christmas wish... 3/5
I wish Magzter would stop spamming my iPad notifications with ads to buy a subscription when I am already a gold member :( Each and every week I am spammed with the usual special offer if I just buy gold now...
Seriously guys ?! Come on...
Hit or miss reading while disconnecting from the internet 3/5
this app let me read my magazines while traveling only 40% of the time. I travel a lot and I like to be able to read while flying or boating, and constantly this app has let me down. This last trip the app was completely blank for the duration on my trip! It’s unless if you don’t have a constant internet connection.
The app works fine, service is terrible 1/5
I have been using Texture for years but I figured I would try Magzter since I got a code for a free magazine. Not only is there a monthly service charge (which is fine!) but for most of the magazines I would actually want to read an additional, very expensive subscription is needed.
For example, People is $100 per year where with Texture it is included in the monthly fee. Same with the New Yorker ($60) - and those are only 2 of the 30 magazines I read weekly/monthly.
Charges, Charges, Charges.... 1/5
Just as others have complained, they promise to offer a ‘free’ trial (Which was free.... for two days before they started charging my account!!).
They either offer a 7 day ‘free’ trial or 30 day ‘free’ trial depending on the package you get i believe. I received a whole statement from the apple store stating my purchase was $0 but not even 48 hrs after, they started out with a charge of over $10 when I had infact canceled my ‘free’ trial the very same day I downloded the app.
Oh & good luck trying to contact Apple Support about this as they won’t be much help.
Wonderful Buy 5/5
Magzter is simply wonderful - so easy to read, listen to and broaden horizons - glad I found this app.
It is great value.
No people magazine 1/5
I’m out after ten minutes
Single page and double page mode 5/5
Can you make app remember single page and double page mode. Everytime I open the app it goes to double page mode. Also it will be nice if you can open the last magazine by default like ibooks and kindle instead of opening the main menu.
Infuriating constant upsell 1/5
I have one subscription in Magzter. I don’t want to be spammed with offers for magzter gold every single time I open the app. I don’t want notifications for random sales or other things, just the magazine I have subscribed to. The experience right now is a blight on my device and I will NOT be purchasing or renewing anything through Magzter.
Why are the prices hiding? 1/5
They are NOT transparent in pricing. First, when you download the app there is only one option, a 30 day free trial where some mags are available but others not and are sold at $4.99 some, I didn’t check all. Are you kidding? I thought the subscription was unlimited like my other app that I can see all a available for the same price per month. Comparing apples to apples, my other app is a bargain and this one is a rip-off. Now I have been looking for 30 mins inside the app for other pricing options and where to cancel. I can’t find anything. I am going next to the website. Wish me luck. If I can find it I going straight to Apple customer service.
The Netflix of magazines 5/5
By JK of Miami
Dig the service.
A leader in reading apps 5/5
There is so much that other magazine apps such as hbr, inc etc can learn from Magzter that its amazing... Magzter just gets it. Thank you Magzter
1-Month free? 2/5
As great as it is to be able to read these articles, I tried the gold subscription because the first month was supposedly free, but the second I checked my account, 9.99 was already taken out. I was given false advertisement on a month free subscription and im quite peeved about it.
A good idea for the magazines.
Free Trial....not 1/5
Can’t read anything. Got free trail offer but it still says I’m not a gold member when I try to read a magazine. Under account status it says I’m a gold member. You can’t get sales this way
False advertising 1/5
This app clearly says Your first 30 days free however I was charged minutes after starting my subscription.
Charged My Account 1/5
I signed up for gold TODAY and was charged the $9.99 when it says I am supposed to receive 30 days free.... can’t find a way to get company to refund me. Terrible app, don’t get scammed like me.
App Failed to Work 1/5
I tried to us the app and the app refused to acknowledge I was trying to use the 30 day free trial. I removed the false “subscrption” from the settings. Maybe in a year or two the developers will know what they are doing.
Don’t waste your money 1/5
By Jeff augustin
This app is stuck😏
This app is the worst and I am going back to Texture. I subscribed as a gold member paying $10 a month. When I logged in, it asked me to pay extra to read all of the magazines. I wasn’t able to view anything as a gold subscriber. I contacted customer service and they were no help at all. Magzter is either a scam or just a complete mess as a company. I never had any issues at all with Texture. The only reason why I tried Magzter was because they have more magazines. This was a huge disappointment.
Great.....when it works 1/5
I love this app and have an active subscription, but cannot access it through a new iPad. I have to download and reinstall the app at least 7 times in the last couple of months. Biggest problem is with customer service. No phone number and emails and solutions take days to be answered and resolved. Right now I feel like I just flushed $50 down the drain
My magazines disappeared! 1/5
I have been using Magzter regularly for the past few years. I have generally been happy but recently I have had lots of problems. A couple of times, all my downloads just disappeared .... my old issues of Yoga journal that I have paid for have all disappeared and are not accessible to me any more. I boarded a flight and tried to access my downloaded issues but none are available and I have to now download them all again which is a real nuisance. I am a Magzter gold subscriber and I wasn’t expecting this to happen.... super disappointed and dissatisfied
Won’t let me access the free trial 1/5
I signed up for the free trial through the apple store. Says on the app I don’t have an account. Go to my apple settings, it says I do. Seems the developers have an issue they need to address
They stole my money 1/5
I purchased a year subscription on their website and it was a scam. I still have to purchase magazines. They charged me $49.99. They have absolutely no customer support or contact information on their website. I finally dug up an email address using google and they promptly responded that they don’t issue refunds due to their terms of service. What! This company is shady and this has to be illegal. They took my money. Do not give them your credit card!!
What a bunch of garbage 1/5
This whole Magzter is sketchy. The subscription trial is inconsistent from app to website. The app will give you a free trial but not recognize the gold status. An absolute waste of time installing it. Unsubscribed, going back to Texture.
Don’t subscribe 1/5
I bought a gold subscription and activated it but it still denies me the access and I couldn’t find customer support to figure how to solve it
Downloading magazines 1/5
I subscribed to a magazine but can’t download it.
By sidoc orion
It's such a helpful and effective app. With the fast pace of life nowadays, this application is of great important.
Worth reading. 5/5
By sooon min
I love this app! Quick access to stories I'm interested in and introduces me to topics I might not have read about otherwise
Very informative and right on time. 5/5
By sanio kappa
This is the greatest local news app I have ever had and all news around the world . I get my own town that I live in news. So so satisfied
Lots of great articles 5/5
By eden thomass
All the top news outlets and important smaller, less cited sources in a single place. I recommend it to all, and many friends thank me
Good mix of fun 5/5
By lionel sanches
It is an amazing app and I am using it since it was launched without any issues. Super news sources!
ap is good 5/5
I would pay them even more if I knew where that money goes
Really Good App 5/5
Love using it for my social accounts.
Amazing and useful, very simple and easy to use!