Macworld Digital Magazine (U.S.)
By IDG Consumer & SMB
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Macworld is the largest Apple-focused publishing brand in the world, and Macworld Magazine (U.S.) is the most popular Apple-focused magazine. Launched with the Mac in 1984, Macworld is still the best place to read about everything Apple's doing, from the Mac to the iPad, iPhone, and iPadPro. Combining product reviews, valuable tips, and analysis of the latest news developments, every month Macworld magazine provides you with what you need to know about the universe of Apple products.
Single issues are available for $6.99 each, or you can opt for a recurring monthly subscription for $1.99 per issue.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
What's New in Version 7.8
Removed default PDF view on iPhones.
Also removed horizontal view on iPhones.
Macworld Digital Magazine
The Macworld Digital Magazine application makes it easy for consumers of the publication to get access to monthly issues whether by monthly, yearly subscription or single issue purchase. Upon launch the app takes you to the main page which is divided up into the magazine store and your issues. If you are a current subscriber or have a account with Macworld you can view and/or restore issues purchased in the past in the your issues section. Users of other digital magazine applications will be familiar with the layout in terms of being to make purchases, preview issues and more. The archive is solid with issues dating back to early 2012 for purchase. It would be nice though if the archive would be extended to not just more years in the past but special issues as well such as ones covering the death of Steve Jobs. The app is unique in that it allows you to access the Macworld You Tube Channel from inside. With You Tube channels being an important part of branding and customer engagement these days it is nice for applications to provide quick access to them.
Terrible, But Improved (See Edit)
Believe what you read in all these other very bad reviews. The app interface is awful. I have had to call MacWorld for each issue of the last 6 months just to be able to download. And the content has slipped as well. There is still enough good reading there to make me regret my decision to cancel my subscription, but not enough to change my mind. After so many years of enjoyable print magazines, and a few months of decent digital, I'm saying goodbye to all the hassle.
Edit-June 1, 2017
Just got email notice that with the June issue there is a major change in format in the Macworld magazine. I had no problem with downloading this time. I am hoping this fix is as good as it looks from my initial experiences. I wish that customer service, with whom I spoke every month for last six as mentioned above, had told me that a fix was coming. I might have been a little more tolerant and patient. Adding back a couple of stars.
The original app was very nice—easy to use with many interactive features. The interactive features are gone and even going to an article requires scrolling through pages rather than clicking on the article in the Table of Contents and jumping to it. But the worst part, which brings me to give it just one star, is that downloading each issue is an ordeal. This should be so simple, but the procedure is awkward and definitely not intuitive. For one recent issue, I thought I was doing it right but ended up being billed for the single issue, even though I have a paid-up subscription. Come on, Macworld! You, of all people, who stand in judgement of other people's software, should have an outstandingly wonderful app, not an outstandingly terrible one. Why was the original one abandoned? Are you trying to drive subscribers away with mediocrity, or worse?
- Category: News
- Updated: May 16, 2017
- Version: 7.8
- Size: 49.9 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Mac Publishing
- © 2017 IDG Consumer & SMB, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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