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Mental Floss Magazine

By The Week Publications, Inc

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mental_floss is a clever app filled with an eclectic mix of fascinating stories, lists, charts, and quizzes about history, science, and pop culture. Intuitive and interactive with a newly improved interface, the app is free to download, easy to navigate, and highly addictive! Receive an entire month free when you purchase a monthly subscription to mental_floss, the magazine for knowledge junkies.

• Annual subscription: $27.99
(Please note: subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.)

• Single issue: $5.99

• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

• Users can cancel via iTunes.

• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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What's New in Version 5.11

Stability improvements & other small updates.


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Customer Reviews

Horrible interface to browse issues!

This review is really for this specific version of the ap itself. I have had an on/off subscription to this magazine, which I love. However, the app itself is absolutely horrid now. I don't know which issues I have downloaded and which I haven't, and I have to scroll individually month by month to look at older issues. Why fix something that ain't broke? I subscribe to about 5 other magazines on my ipad and none of them have a browsing format like this. With good reason, too. This is not user friendly. At least give us the option to browse the way you have it, but also a standard way where we can see multiple covers/months at once.

Great mag, lousy app

Publisher no longer offers digital version with subscription - requires separate purchase, If you’ve already downloaded the original app you’re screwed as iTunes will keep refurbishing original app and not allow you either purchase thru them or totally remove original app. You can remove app from your device but if you try to install new one to purchase digitally it reloads app you originally got and there is absolutely no way (according to Apple and iTunes) to remove any app permanently from your file once you’ve downloaded it. Print prices are good but I thought most people prefer to save paper and resources by going digitally. Not a consumer friendly publisher.

I expected better!

For a magazine that has in it's family The Week, which is another fantastic magazine, I am sooo disappointed. I have a print subscription and expected to have a digital version, like I have with The Week. Apparently, that is not the case, you have to purchase the digital version separately. I love having both mediums. I often forget to grab the print, but I can always read on my device. I love the magazine, but do not like this app.

Mental Floss Magazine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 5.11
  • Size: 24.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, French, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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