Thousands of software developers and engineers value FreeBSD not only for its emphasis on performance, but also for its ability to absorb contributions from the broader open-source community. FreeBSD Journal is the best way to follow the latest developments in FreeBSD. Each bimonthly issue comes packed with solid, well-grounded articles and columns developed with an eye to guiding better engineering and design choices and keeping readers informed of the latest features and releases.

FreeBSD Journal is the voice of the FreeBSD community—its editorial content is shaped, written and vetted by a body of widely recognized, respected leaders in the FreeBSD community.

Single Issue -- $6.99 (no automatic renewal).

1 Year Subscription -- $19.99 (automatically renews unless cancelled).

An archive calendar year set of issues -- $24.99 (no automatic renewal).

Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew (as specified above) unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.

Current subscriptions may not be cancelled during the active subscription period; however, you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

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What's New

Version 6.0

- New Design: an intuitive and eye-catching design that looks great on both smaller iPhone and larger iPad screens

- New Article View: Quickly view all articles in the issue from the Issue Gallery (Hub)

- Added New Menu: Allows quick access to all views in the app from the Issue Gallery (Hub).  This will also include social media links and publisher website links.

- New Advertisers View: Advertisers will appear in the same “tile” format as seen in the “Contents View” when accessed from the new Menu.

- iOS compatibility updates

- Minor bug fixes and stability enhancements

- Native 64-bit compliant

Ratings and Reviews



App requires you to purchase a subscription, but does not support those who already have subscriptions to the FreeBSD Journal.

great content - bad app


This app worked great for the first year (6 issues). I renewed the annual subscription and got the 7th issue as well. When the 8th came out, it said I had to buy it again. I deleted the app and all data hoping it would wipe out any corrupt data and let me redownload the issues. Now I cannot read any of them - it says I have to buy them even though I already paid for them. I'm not sure what happened to this app, but it's a bummer because the content was excellent.

Clicking on the dollar sign at the top and then hitting the circle arrow icon popped up and error message but did restore my purchases.

Horribly Broken App


Well, what can I say? The app does not work. I tried to purchase a subscription, but the login dialog shifts down when the on-screen keyboard is up, preventing me from completing the fields. Minimally, there should be next/previous buttons on the OSK to navigate the form. After that, the app refuses to close the keyboard, requiring a hard kill to reset the app.

So then I decided to purchase a single issue for $6.99 only to find that upon pressing the "Load" button, I am presented with the same purchase dialog. Selecting the $ button and pressing refresh does not work. I've paid for my content, but can't get it.

Long story short, stay away from this app.


S & W Publishing LLC
44 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Reserved
In-App Purchases
  1. Annual Subscription $19.99
  2. Entire 2014 Issue Set $24.99
  3. Jan/Feb 2016 $6.99


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