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Experience the digital version of Harper’s Magazine, the oldest continuously published general-interest monthly in America. Harper’s explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the Harper’s Index.
With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought, Harper’s provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture. Many of the essays, fiction, and reporting in the magazine are written by promising new voices, while our archive includes some of the most distinguished names in American letters, among them Annie Dillard, Barbara Ehrenreich, Jonathan Franzen, Mary Gaitskill, and David Foster Wallace. Harper’s also features award-winning photography and illustration from the likes of Lena Herzog, Samuel James, and Steve Mumford.
Issues on the Harper’s Magazine app include all stories and art from the print edition of the magazine. Each digital edition is designed to provide a straightforward and elegant reading experience on your tablet or smartphone.
Subscriptions are $21.99 for twelve issues, delivered monthly, and your subscription gives you Web access to our entire archive—more than 160 years of Harper’s.
When you become a subscriber, you can download any issue published while your subscription is active. If your subscription lapses, you will still be able to read the issues published while you were an active subscriber.
To read issues before your subscription began, you must pay for them individually at $5.99 per issue. Tap the “Restore” button to make previously purchased issues available on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. You can update or cancel your subscription in your iTunes Store account settings.
Almost the Harpers app I've always wanted
I'd long hoped that text heavy magazines like Harpers would deliver experiences like this for the iPad and iPhone. I'm surprised it took this long. I appreciate that this ties into my existing subscription too.
A couple of wrinkles:
1. No control over font size. I appreciate that it's the same font as the printed magazine, but I find it a little big and eye-straining on the iPad depending on the reading distance.
2. The app doesn't seem to always remember my reading place inside the article.
But overall, the fact that you get all of the magazine's content without it being stuck in a merciless PDF style layout makes me happy.
OK, but missing key features
Great to have a native Harper's app at last, but it could use some work to make it minimally useful. The font size is extremely large and cannot be adjusted at all. This makes for difficult reading and excessive scrolling on both the iPad Air and the iPhone. This is probably the app's most critical flaw. The app also doesn't remember or bookmark where you are in the magazine. There are other issues, but these two really need to be addressed urgently.
Great Content With Horrific Implemenation
How such a long standing brilliant publication such as this could release such a less than mediocre app is beyond me. If a modicum of oversight had been done by management...surely this dreck of an app would have stayed beta. Poor if impossible download performance along with no means of keeping your place should you hide or close the app makes this quite a frustrating experience. I expect far more elegance and savvy from such a publisher.
- Category: Books
- Released: Nov 11, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 32.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 29th Street Publishing, LLC
- Copyright © 2013 by the Harper’s Magazine Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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