Its amazing to me they have favorable reviews. I subscribed over a month ago but haven't been able to access my account. Enails yo customer service keep getting responses about how they are migrating to a new server or aomething but they just keep pushing back the date. After a month I got a seeies of steps to do on the app but none of the features or buttons they mention are there. I started a skype account to call them (im in the US they are in UK) and I only ever get recordings. Not even an option to leave a message. Either I'm the most unlucky person ever or this is a big scam. Do NOT subscribe.
ImagineFX is a fantastic magazine for artists of all levels. I would especially recommend the magazine for parents of developing artists, particularly those whose children show a strong commitment to developing their skills and pursuing a career in art. This would be a fantastic gift for them. The inspiration it provides is itself, alone, worth the subscription, but be assured that their is a lot of valuable training and edification to serve future professionals. I truly wish I’d had access to such a magazine when I was in middle/high school, and definitely in college. Even after 30 years of freelance illustration work, I find something engaging and creatively stimulating in every issue.
I got the subscription at a really low rate and every once in a while it says I need to pay a higher rate in order to download a new mag. If I try later downloading laterI get to keep my low rate. Other than that annoyance it is great!!
Hopefully the developer reads the users reviews. Seen several comments about how bad the app its self is. I have to agree, the app is horrible. I love the magazines on here but the app ruins the entire experience. Does not go full screen on the iPad Pro. Constantly bombarded by adds asking me to buy something. The lag... I open the app and its about another 30-45 seconds before I even get to the magazine. (Probably because its loading all of the adds) If the developer actually used their product they would understand how disruptive this is. Please make the app a better experience.
mSpectacular picture quality, great articles and even better art. I have the app on both the iPad and iPhone; I was impressed enough with the content on the tiny iPhone SE that this specific app became a huge part of why I chose to purchase an iPad over a Surface. (Imaginefx made a similar app for the Windows store but there wasn’t nearly the same kind of deal available last I’d checked) Well worth the price of admission.
I bought the previous issues but downloading them is a pain, keep getting error messages. Please fix!!!!!!!
There’s so much information to help me learn and grow as an artist. I really like reading the interviews and learning about different artists, their field of work and their backgrounds and their creative process. I live in a small town and am quite removed from the nearest art community, so reading and learning about other artists helps me feel not as isolated.
Works great for me, bought every single back issues and signed up monthly. Not sure what everyone is complaining about! 5 stars from me! thank you!
Always have the latest artists and the sketchbook section is my favorite.
Update: 3 Stars I eventually got support for my issue (it was the third support team I contacted that was finally able to resolve the problem). The apps works now and I can download my subscription issues. It’s not great in terms of performance, but the content reads well on the app and the clickable links are a nice feature. If you can avoid any technical hassles then you will enjoy it much more, I’m sure. Original Review: 1 Star I’m basing my review on the app performance rather than the magazine itself. The published content is great, but you would be better off purchasing the physical copy over this app. I foolishly ignored the other app reviews here and went with the digital subscription so as to not waste paper; it’s also a bit cheaper. Lo and behold, my digital subscription is useless because I’m unable to download the latest issue. The only button displayed is the one to purchase the issue separately. Going through support gets me 1) a guide to fix the issue that does not do so, 2) an automated email response describing this exact problem, suggesting following the steps of the troubleshooting guide that does not work, and then stating that the team will only respond to help emails describing other issues, and 3) an FAQ filled with broken links. How does the app not know I have a subscription when I’m logged in with the account that I made when I purchased the subscription? This app is also totally crammed with ads, including those for other magazines and ad messages for other apps that you cannot delete from your in-app inbox. On top of slow load times and errors opening the store, it’s really just too much. That said, I would have overlooked these issues if I could actually read the magazine. I will update this review if I happen to hear back from support. Until then, I suggest getting a physical copy instead. Maybe then you will actually get your magazine.