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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Free Newsstand Magazines for iPad & iPhone

A lot of newsstand magazines are free but require a subscription. However there are a few don't require you to pay to use them which is nice. These are either completely free or have free features with optional subscriptions.

I thought I'd create a thread to help people discover ones that don't require a subscription. If you see a magazine that's not on the list please post it and I will update the list.

Thanks!

Free but limited content
NYTimes
The Daily

Free subscriptions
Engadget Distro
iGIZMO Magazine
GameQ
Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine
WebMD the Magazine
#5 Magazine
Sporting News
Ensign
GadChick
Co-op Food Mag
Snap Magazine
LEVELED
CPU
Gamereactor
Lowdown Magazine
Alligator Magazine
Enjoying Everyday Life Magazine
Project Sounds
The Watch Magazine
Psychic Today
SLH Beinspired.

Free trails (some require subscribing)
US Weekly Magazine (1 month)
Huffington. (1 month)
Bloomberg Businessweek+ (1 free issue)
COSMOS Magazine (1 free issue)
Computer Arts (1 free issue)
MacLife Couple (3 free issues)
Light It Digital Magazine (1 free issue)
Newsweek (2 free issues)
Esquire (Past issues)

May need specific country iTunes account
Canadian, UK, Australian account:
Australia Unlimited
inpress
Qantas magazine
Fitness First
Three
Myer Emporium
Tech Living magazine
Metro
Cineworld Magazine
Sunday Morning Herald
The Age

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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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Distro is cool.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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Distro is cool.
I was just about to say that, plus they recently updated it for retina support.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Also:
iGizmo
WebMD
The Week

These are free too, but may require an Australian iTunes account:
Australia Unlimited
inpress
Qantas magazine
Fitness First
Three
Myer Emporium

This one requires a UK account:
Metro
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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After seeing this list, am I the only one curious to see Alligator Magazine?
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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Distro is cool.
yea its probably one of the best magz out there and its free.

really nice job engadget has done
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 04:00 AM   #7
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Some magazines like Automobile and Motor Trend give you a free iPad subscription as long as you subscribe to their print edition.

I found a deal that let me renew both of these subscriptions for $4 per year. While not totally free, considering you get both print and iPad versions of the magazine, I think this is a great deal.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 04:09 AM   #8
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Interesting, I'm going to give a couple of these a try...Distro and igizmo I think...No excuse not to try out my newbie for reading...Something I didn't do on the first two.

Thanks for the list's.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 04:18 AM   #9
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WIRED also has a few issues for free now and then.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 09:27 AM   #10
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awesome post!

I would love to see some free mags and wanted to "test" some but almost all had the subscription based packet.

I like the Lowes as a decent free one. neat ideas at least.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 09:58 AM   #11
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The NY Times is truly free?
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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The NY Times is truly free?
No, you can only read the top news section.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 01:59 PM   #13
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You can add Atomix magazine to free mags available everywhere, a video game publication that went free in January.

Thanks for the great list.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 02:23 PM   #14
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TRVL is also free to view.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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I thought that TRVL has a one-time 99 cent fee to be able to view the issues. Has that changed recently?
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Old Apr 3, 2012, 01:14 PM   #16
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The Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine is not available in countries other than US.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 03:23 PM   #17
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Excellent post! Thanks!
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 06:42 PM   #18
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To the OP,

Good post, you should edit your list in post 1 for the additions.
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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Thanks for the list.
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Thanks for the list OP. I thought only Distro was free, but now I'm gonna check out atomix and iGizmo.
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Computer Power User (CPU) is also free.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 08:30 PM   #22
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Wow. I am surprised by CPU being free. Thanks.

I just found a new one as well, Cineworld Magazine is a UK movie magazine that just came out and is free in Newsstand.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 09:50 PM   #23
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The first issue of, "Light It!" is also free.

It's a photography lighting magazine from Scott kelby(photoshop user mag).
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Some magazines like Automobile and Motor Trend give you a free iPad subscription as long as you subscribe to their print edition.
Yeah, Entertainment Weekly does that as well.
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Another entry to add to the list: Tech Living magazine, an australian publication about technology.
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