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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 Magazine, Lousy App

Starting with version 5.9, the good user interface was replaced with an unusable mess. They added an emphasis on social networking, to the detriment of basic issue management and reading.

I can't tell which issues are downloaded or which one(s) are currently partly read. When it opens on a page, I can't even tell which page of which issue it is.

The latest version (5.11) has not fixed the problems.

I've enjoyed reading Mental_Floss on the iPad, but this interface is forcing me back to the paper copy.

Wouldn't download

I love the magazine, but the app won't show up on my phone after downloading it!

Mental Floss Magazine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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