Magazine Reader App?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oldmanmac, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    I have signed up for some e-magazines. My phone 5S has 'zinio' for the reader app. It's pretty much useless tome ass an app.

    Since the mags arrive via email, I've wanted to try reading them on my mac. Dvl-Clicking them brings up a practically black screen, as zinio has no mac app available.

    What other app, in your opinion, can I use to do this?
     
  2. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I'm interested in what others are using as well. I've been looking but haven't found anything great. The Zinio app is an Adobe Air nightmare and isn't even Retina compatible.
     
  3. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From the looks of 'Similar Threads' no one has discussed it for a year and a half. Surely there are apps to be recommended. Or, developers, here's your niche.
     
  4. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    https://www.zinio.com/www/apps/desktop.jsp

    there is a mac app-it runs on Adobe Air.
     
  5. rhett7660, Aug 16, 2015
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    rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Zinio does have a Mac app.....

    https://www.zinio.com/www/apps/desktop.jsp#/

    See screen attachment.
     

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  6. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but it's absolutely terrible. It runs on Adobe Air (that alone is horrible enough) and on top of it all, it's not even Retina compatible. Plus it seems to have a ton of titles missing from my (brief) experience with it. Doesn't seem like the company is very focused at all on OS X.
     
  7. rhett7660, Sep 7, 2015
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    rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I didn't say it was great. But the OP said they didn't have one and I was just pointing out that they do have one. I use it, while not the best it does get the job done.
     
  8. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I went to the link and could only find iPhone/ipad versions, not mac. My iPhone 5S's screen is too small, so I wnt to look at my magazinrs on my mac.

    Suggestions?
     
  9. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Try it on a bigger screen. The link is there.
     
  10. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm only getting iOS/Android/PC. No mac version. And there's nada in the App store.
     
  11. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    never pay for mainstream press.

    Zino is crap.

    Read blogs.
     

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