Zinio app for Android. I have just been notified of a new download. Yet, no matter how and what I try, it does not even appear in my library. Yet, when I access my library via a browser, this new issue is there. I have even done an app uninstall/reinstall to see if it would solve the problem. NO LUCK!!!. Also, when I turn on the app, everything is in French. Fix this app, or you are losing me as a client!!! And by the way, your servers are out a lot!!! And one last thing, you have removed the "refresh" module from the app...Why?
I like that this app has such a wide selection of magazines and .I can access international magazines everywhere. However I find them much more expensive here than the physical versions, while the physical versions also have a lot of extras. Also, they come much later which is surprising considering they don't need to be printed and are cheaper to produce. Also not all publications have properly synced to Zinio. Kindle is better about doing that but they take it a bit too far so that it feels like you're almost looking at a website rather than a magazine page (you have to keep clicking and scrolling on the page). Something in between would be great. And lastly, it would be great if Zinio could have one subscription rate for a number of similar magazines together.
I'm still downloading my first magazine purchase to my device and I felt compelled to go ahead and review Zinio because it's been such a frustrating experience. Not only is the app incredibly jumpy and non-responsive when browsing magazine content (this, on a quad-core tablet w/ 1GB memory) but trying to buy a title is an exercise in futility. After selecting a title you go to a spartan credit card info/PayPal page, but it doesn't tell you which cards they accept. I had to put the number and name info in before it could tell me my card wasn't supported. You should know that as soon as the first two digits are entered, duh! PayPal integration is barely better, as all the information fields appear to be grayed out when they're really not. It took it a good six minutes to go from pressing the PP button to being taken to the info page. Shameful. This is my first — and most likely last — magazine purchase from Zinio, if this is the best they can do!
Zinio devs. Please give us a BULK DELETE feature. Right now to get rid of a TON of old issues we have to delete them ONE BY ONE. Do you know how painful a procedure this is?? Take a hint from the default Android photo gallery. It has a SELECT ALL function! Hope you'll fix this. Apart from that its a great app.
Useful, but needs improvement I've used Zinio for a while. The big plus is that I can read my mags on different platforms. There are still some outstanding issues with it, such as the lack of saving my library to another location - or being able to choose, say, cloud storage. A recent annoyance is not being able to see a purchased magazine on my Android, even though it is listed on my Windows platform. Good selection of reading matter, though.
Not sure if it's a recent update or not, but Zinio crashes instantly every time I try to open it - I reinstalled it and no change. Too bad - it was a decent app for reading magazines and I especially liked that you could use it to read magazines from your local library.
Improved search and user settings.