I love the app when it works. Lately I’ve been getting a black screen when I open the app and there’s nothing I can do to make the app work. I’ve done all of the recent updates and it’s still happening. Is this common??
Few good titles and half want download
Love the app
Used to have texture which was bought by Apple. This blows them both out of the water!
I have been a subscriber for years to two rival magazine readers. Then I tried Readly, amazing software, elegant in design and use added to an extensive list of titles from around the world with titles the competition cannot match. Never going back.
Little value for high price. I wanted an all access service to popular American magazines, plus a few niche, to replace Texture, now Apple news. Readly costs 11.99/mo, more than Texture, and offers a fraction of quality publications. Ninety percent of the magazines are British, including fashion magazines like Bazaar, Marie Claire and Vogue. Popular mags like In Style, Glamour, Allure, Bon Jour, Vegetarian Times, Better Homes & Gardens, and Family Circle are NOT even listed! Oh, but they offer a watered down version of Playboy. Readly is heavy on British tabloids, guns and hunting, British cooking and health mags, and tech mags. The only pro was the random, niche special interest issues on things like music, crime, history, and specific technology like iPads.
There is such a plethora of magazines on here that you won’t know where to begin.
This is still the best magazine app around, but with the last update, we’ve lost the ability to use two fingers on a cover and enlarge it. This was a useful feature to read teaser text on a cover and see if there were articles one might want to read, especially with magazines that are not marked as favorites. In a sense, it was a “discovery” feature. It’s a shame that an ability was taken away in the process of giving us UI changes. The UI was already solid.
The service is ok. Comparable to Texture which Apple killed. But I was billed $11.99 for my first month after the trial. Their website says $9.99 per month. Is the increase due to Apple’s percentage they take?
I’m giving the app 1 star because they are not responding in a timely manner to my repeated attempts to reach them to request they cancel my trial subscription before I start getting charged for a regular month that I don’t want.