Review from A Google User
Lots of ads Content starts on page 14... And about 10 pages at the end are also ads as well in between the articles. I'd understand if it was a free magazine handed out in subway, but it's a paid one.
So many things wrong... I am a long-time print subscriber and thought it would be cool to switch. I don't need this to be free if I'm a print subscriber but there are just too many things wrong with the electronic version. The printing is so small, you have to zoom in and then you're panning around (ugh). [Feature Request: change font size]. Some of the text is so tiny that zooming in doesn't work that far and the text ends up blurry. [Feature Request: use higher resolution scanning when digitizing content]. Some images are landscape with the caption running vertically; when I turn the tablet to read the caption, the page rotates (ugh). [Feature Request: Magazine app should have option to disable auto-rotate]. I just got an offer to renew my print subscription for $15 and I get 4 additional issues (15 issues in total); the online rate is $15 for 11 issues. It's more expensive for an inferior product. This needs to change.
E editions should be free to magazine subscribers. My October issue never arrived and I thought I might be able to still have access to it with a digital copy. No way, that idea will cost me almost as much as the news stand price. Looks like it is just another way for people to get their hands in my pocket. I am very disappointed with Outdoor Photographer’s position on this. I am really considering not renewing my magazine subscription when the time comes.
Too much money I am also a print subscriber. Why should I pay twice for the same issues? I think I'll stay with the print issue and pass on digital even though my tablet is my favorite way to read.
Yuck -take out all the ads plz Just picked up my first tablet, so naturally, I wanted to give digital magazines a shot. I was shocked to see the price equal to that of a print magazine, but I figured, "hey let's see if it's worth it." I was expecting really cool interactive technology like I would expect from free blog posts on simular subject matter... But instead I got a cap load advertisements. Full page, non interactive advertisements just like you get in the print version, but for some reason it's more annoying here.
Wow, every other magazine gives you FREE access online. Why should I have to pay twice for the same magazine? It's convenient, but then again, there are too many problems dealing with internet magazines, so it's not worth the $4 or even $1. I tried this with another photography magazine and I never got it to work right on my iPhone. The only reason I paid for the internet was because they were in England so the shipping was $100 plus the magazine subscription. In the end, I got nothing. Perhaps I'll look around at some of the other photography magazines.
Great Magazine, Questionable Format! I too am a subscriber to the printed form of this publication, but find no easily accessible copy in the digital format through this app. I'm believing that this may very well be by design, and intentional.