Free Newsstand Magazines for iPad & iPhone

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  1. irDigital0l, Mar 22, 2012
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    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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    Distro is cool.
     
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    Fernandez21

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    I was just about to say that, plus they recently updated it for retina support.
     
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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
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    After seeing this list, am I the only one curious to see Alligator Magazine?
     
  6. thread starter Guest

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    yea its probably one of the best magz out there and its free.

    really nice job engadget has done
     
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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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    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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    matrix07

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    WIRED also has a few issues for free now and then.
     
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    BJMRamage

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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.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    The NY Times is truly free?
     
  12. thread starter Guest

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    No, you can only read the top news section.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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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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    TRVL is also free to view.
     
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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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    The Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine is not available in countries other than US.
     
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    Excellent post! Thanks!
     
  18. macrumors member

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    USAToday

    To the OP,

    Good post, you should edit your list in post 1 for the additions.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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