I agree with John (Why pay twice) You pay 3.99/2.99 an issue to put a mag on your phone so you can brag and say look what I have. I have stacks of The Family Handyman mags I have received over the years, plus a 6" thick book, The Family Handyman Encyclopedia giving to me by my grandfather before he passed away.. Open your eyes up editor of The Family Handyman. Quit being so greedy and take care of the subscribers you have before you lose us as customers. If you are a paid subscriber this should be included. This app is not for me.
Good for ideas around the house. But the publisher doesn't quite get this internet thing. Magazine is often late and they just recently they forgot to upload the magazine for almost a month. Sure I would like to get the print copy but between toddlers and pets bad things come to good magazines. My other magazines come at the same time as the paper subscriptions do (about a month ahead) but this one is usually about a week to two behind the news stand. Other than the delivery issues, TFH has great content and fun ideas of what to do around the house.
Recieved 2 mags then wanted more money. Beware Good subscription if you make sure you start your subscription on their time line. It doesn't start when you pay. It jumps right in. Like an earlier review states. I paid $10 for a year subscription and after 2 copies I get hit with another $10 which I canceled so I paid $10 for 2 magazines. I won't get the 10 other mags I paid for. Which would get anyone angry.
FH app If they want to automatically switch me from paper to digital for free I'm game, but I won't pay separately for the same thing. That's ridiculous.
Good Reading and Good Price This magazine is loaded with useful tips and easy to follow build ideas. The illustrations are very clear and it's easy to read on a 7" tablet. The price is just right and should encourage a good following via google play. The only drawback is the heavy use of ads. But I am assuming this is why the price is so reasonable and the ads are sometimes interesting in themselves so if I had to choose between a higher subscription price and ads I would choose the ads. I would not have subscribed if the initial price was higher. Also, I am not a print subscriber, but I would be tempted to be one if both print and digital copies came as a package.
Online version should be free This was a decent magazine, but it is badly implemented. We had to call twice because we never got our subscription delivered, and production is sporadic. Unfortunately, it has already succumbed to the Popular Mechanics and Guitar World model, where every article is an obvious pitch for a piece of hardware.