Which? magazine for your iPhone and iPad is the enhanced interactive digital edition for Which? members, providing expert, unbiased consumer advice in a jargon-free, easy-to-read format.
* FEATURES *
- Now available on your iPhone and iPad
- Monthly magazine plus a bite-sized digest of the week’s top stories, called ‘7-in-7’
- Search our full digital magazine archive - including editions not downloaded to your device
- Save articles to read or refer to later
- Interactive Test Lab reports showing you Best Buys and Don't Buys
- Sortable tables allowing you to choose the best products for you (iPad only)
- Product and ‘How to’ videos
Updated monthly with each issue of the magazine, and now also weekly through our new bite-sized digest, called 7-in-7. Which? brings you all the latest consumer news, investigations and test results from both current and past editions - and our search tool helps you find what you’re looking for quickly.
We don't accept any form of advertising, freebies or sponsorship. All our research and campaigning is completely impartial and funded by subscriptions.
We test more than 3,000 products every year, from coffee machines to cars and everything in between - but we don't stop there. We also put service providers under the microscope, assessing their quality of service, terms and conditions, and customer satisfaction.
We've updated our log-in mechanism.
Note: You will need to log-in when you update to this version
Ratings and Reviews
The idea behind the iPad edition is an alluring one. The convenience of being able to glance through articles and links to reports should render the paper version almost redundant.
However, the premise is reliant on a well tested and reliable system. This is where the whole house of cards collapses. To take one example, today I was reading the 7 in 7 supplement. The broadband review provides a link to the table of Best Buys. However, pressing the link takes me to a page which asks me, for the umpteenth time, to input my membership and password details. This has happened so often that the idea of a seamless experience is beyond a joke.
Until this is sorted out I shall stick to using the good old fashioned paper edition. Grrrr...
Good, but has a major flaw
It works well but the problem with this app is that the left/right swipe to move to the next or previous page is too sensitive. You can be swiping up or down to scroll the page, but the app interprets your touch as a left/right swipe. This wouldn’t be so bad, but it instantly forgets where you were in the previous page, so after swiping back to the page you were on you have to get back into vertical swiping to get back to where you where, and hey presto, the whole routine begins again.
Frustrating, could be much better. Underwhelmed.
All this app seems to be is a digital version of the magazine. But the app could do so much more where the paper version has limits. For example, showing us more info in the graphs or full tables of tests. Otherwise, what's the point?
It also doesn't always remember where you left off. Many times I launch the app and it takes me back to the list of editions, then scroll down to one I have downloaded (incidentally, this is less clear as the 'Get' and 'read' are the same colour, why has that changed??) then scroll to the page. There's no way to bookmark where you were.
They've also replaced the thumbnail pages with a list, so now it's even harder to remember what page you were on. The old thumbnails acted as a prompt. Not sure who thought it was a good idea to remove it.
So this digital version could be so much but isn't. It's just an electronic copy of the mag. Well, whoopee-do.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.