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irDigital0l

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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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jltj

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Jul 7, 2008
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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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SoloStyle

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Oct 17, 2011
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After seeing this list, am I the only one curious to see Alligator Magazine?
 
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AlterZgo

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Mar 17, 2011
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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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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
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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BJMRamage

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Oct 2, 2007
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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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ylefebvre

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Mar 28, 2012
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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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ylefebvre

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Mar 28, 2012
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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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ylefebvre

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Mar 28, 2012
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The Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine is not available in countries other than US.
 
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reppans

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Dec 2, 2006
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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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SteveAbootman

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May 12, 2008
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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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ylefebvre

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Mar 28, 2012
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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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ylefebvre

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Mar 28, 2012
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Another entry to add to the list: Tech Living magazine, an australian publication about technology.
 
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