Mental Floss Magazine
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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
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What's New in Version 5.9
All new store experience - try flipping through the stack of covers!
Completely reimagined and rebuilt.
New features include:
• free previews
• faster downloading
• all new interface
• new "stack" view
• all new grid view
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Simply Awful for Subscribers
I have been a print subscriber of mental_floss since 2010 and have used the iOS app since it first released. I now live in New Zealand where physical copies are a fortune to send, so I send my print copy to my sister in the US and use the digital copy here on my iPad. I even asked mental_floss last year if there was any way to purchase a digital-only subscription and was told there is not, so I bought a 3-year print subscription with the expectation of using my iPad to access the content. Lo and behold, this “lovely” little update came around last week while I was in the middle of reading an issue and now I cannot access anything! When I contacted the app publisher, they said the ball is in mental_floss’s court and that they only handle print subscriptions. This is terrible customer service by mental_floss. I love the magazine, but I refuse to purchase a second annual subscription when I was told less than a year ago that my 3-year subscription would work just fine. This is ridiculous and needs to be corrected.
Needs an iPhone version!!
Mental Floss is my favorite magazine, and I love that it's gone paperless. Always so interesting and fun to read - I learn something new every time!
I just wish they would make this app universal - I'd be able to read it much more easily that way, via my phone, on my morning train commute (where I don't dare open my iPad). Especially now that the new iPhones have larger screens it would be ideal. Other than that the app works great, no crashes or problems for me, and would rate this so much higher if I could just read it on my phone. The Week already does this and does it great....
Finally, giving subscribers the option to read content via a web browser (like the New Yorker) would round this subscription out nicely.
Print subscriber option missing
As others have noted, the latest version is missing the ability for print subscribers to access the digital version. Using the in-app tech support button I reported the bug. They replied saying to go to Subscription -> current subscribers ... Which doesn't exist. I've sent them a screenshot of the subscription screen and am waiting to hear back.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Apr 22, 2015
- Version: 5.9
- Size: 20.3 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, French, German
- Seller: The Week Publications Inc.
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