Needs work Generally speaking, this is a great app. The fact that I can read any issue on my Nexus 7 is brilliant. I like the linking from the cover and comments page to the articles. Unfortunately, I've been unable to get the menu icons to work. When I open the menu, the icons are displayed across the top. Touching one simply closed the menu instead of performing the action. I had to open the running app browser to close Linux Journal and then re-open it to get back to the list of issues.
Just plain sucks! Frequent crashes. Sometimes tells me I need to upgrade my subscription. Frequently loss of cache. And yes there is plenty of room. Nice when it works. But seems to get worse as time goes on. Right now lose cache within seconds. Not good.
Linux Journal (Texterity reader) Seems to drop cached content frequently despite many GB of free storage on device. Very frustrating when an hour away from the next wifi hotspot being asked to authenticate again and unable to access content!!! Never had that problem with the print version! When connected or cache is current, decently good. Wish I could zoom in more when checking a graphic like a chart or code listing. The reflowed text alternative is nice to avoid having to 'pan and scan' the 'camera-ready' version.
Nice when it works, but loses its cache too often I tried this app out, and at first it seemed nice. I went out of my way to download every issue available onto my tablet, which has plenty of free space on it. I could read the issues fine for less than a day, but then the app had to go online to fetch them again. After several cycles of this, I just gave up and manually downloaded the EPUB editions, My wifi-only tablet is not always connected to the network and I do not want it to be. With manually downloaded EPUB files, I don't have to worry about the files mysteriously disappearing. Due to the fact that every time I tried to use the app, the cache would eventually (within a day or two) forget every issue I downloaded, I found this app unusable.
Text does not reflow to proper screen width Correction: In text mode only.... On the Samsung Galaxy note there is 1 inch of white space on either side of the columns making it unreadable... reflow the text and this app would get a 5. There should only be about 1 character margin not an inch. After more use, this problem doesn't occur in landscape mode, and portrait mode sometimes works if you use magazine mode, let the whole thing load, and then use text mode. The page navigation area/ buttons are far too big and consume too much real estate..
Good magazine, poor reader Extremely annoying app. It crashes on trying to read special editions. It won't connect over Bluetooth network. Lots of other problems.
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