Lots of bugs Great app when it works... But somehow they keep breaking the login system.. Once they stop doing this ot will be a 5 star app. Works for now. Oh, and lets us us SD to save publications to.. No idea why apps have moved away from this.. Number 1 reason I buy Android.
Zinio was great when I first downloaded it. Lots of magazines to choose from, easy to read full screen on my Chromebook (Asus Flip). Every once in a while, though, I would open in tablet mode and there would be no way to resize it to full screen -- the little "box" to make it full size just disappears from the tool bar for some reason. At first I could just restart the app and the problem would be gone... but for the last two weeks it seems to be permanently stuck in this tiny rectangle in the middle of my screen ... I can scroll through it, but it basically renders all magazines unreadable, thereby making this app completely useless.
Zinio for libraries used to work OK on my tablet. Now I am unable to read magazines on my tablet nor am I able to download them to the tablet. My use of Zinio is to read magazines when I am not connected to the internet. I have uninstalled Zinio from my tablet and have recommended to my library that they find another vendor whose application allows me to download magazines to my tablet for off-line reading, and is reasonably easy to use. Using Zinio on my phone seems to allow downloads etc. However, I do not like reading a magazine on that small screen, and Zinio will be using a significantly large part of my limited device storage because Zinio does not allow storage on an SD card. My recommendation to my library stands as above.
I like the app and it works well for me but be aware that when you delete a magazine it keeps a thumbnail image of that magazine on your device that enables you to restore the magazine if you wish. The problem is it keeps it forever, their tech support tells me you cant delete it - ever. Yes if you get through a lot of magazines you build ups masses of these all taking up possibly valuable space. If you delete them they come back, if you uninstall and re-install they all come back. Great isn't it!
Only 4 stars despite loving it. That is because it works perfectly on my Samsung devices but is unusable on my Chuwi Hi12 - it keeps crashing. Cache cleared. App reinstalled. Still no good. The device is perfect for reading magazines being 12" and it works without crashing if viewing through Chrome browser but that is not ideal. Please fix.
Works sufficiently well enough to merit 4 stars. Will only show those magazines that are carried by your library. Login with your library account and enjoy reading. Text only reading mode is a big bonus. However I would love to see external memory card saving option and horizontal scrolling in future updates.
Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, brings you 'Zinio for Libraries', a special edition for reading digital magazines from your local library.
Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of your library.