MacFormat is the UK's best-selling magazine for fans of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Watch and other Apple devices.

Each issue brings you all the exciting developments from the world of Apple, including reviews of new Macs and iOS devices, and expert advice to solve your technical problems.

Whether you’re a new or long-term Apple user, you’ll learn how to do more with your kit. You’ll also discover the latest and greatest third-party apps and accessories to enhance your skills and experience.

Each issue is jam-packed with features, tutorials, tips and app recommendations to help you get more value from your Apple kit, so you can work more efficiently and creatively.

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What's New

Version 5.2.3

• We've rebranded the app with our new logo and updated the messaging system.
• Bookmarking bug fix. Some users reported that bookmarks were flickering which has now been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Excellent but.....


The magazine is very good and I have lost count of the number of "oh that's how you do that" moments but I would like the app version to arrive at the same time as the posted hard copy.
It's a bit inconvenient that the mag always opens at the front page rather than where I left off last time but, as hinted at above, I have usually read the hard copy by the time it arrives in digital so I am only looking for specific pages by then.

Awful app - the mag deserves better

Big Tram

This must be the worst, most ill-conceived, cynically money-minded magazine app ever.
Every time you return to the app, it opens at a page trying to get you to buy back issues. This would be simply annoying if you could just close it and return to reading the magazine (the content of which, incidentally, is good). But you can't. You have to find the issue you were reading, re-open it and then try to find the last page you were looking at. Every rucking time!
For heaven's sake. Call yourselves a digital provider? This is either antediluvian or totally, nastily compromised by the commercial department.
Whichever, it doesn't work.
This may be a good Mac mag in print, but there are far better digital Mac mags available. Sort yourselves out.
Bye bye.
(I rate the content at three stars but the app experience at minus one star, which explains my overall rating.)

Good magazine content, but really bad digital reader


The magazine content is good, but unfortunately it is really let down by the app for reading digitally. I already subscribe to the print format and added a digital subscription to be able to quickly find old articles etc. But a digital magazine that you can’t search is madness.

As others have commented other basics for a digital magazine are also missing, such as returning to the page you were on before etc.


Future Publishing Ltd.
33.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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