October 20, 2021

The Best iPad Apps – Zinio Digital Magazines and Books App

The Zinio app is one of the best iPad apps available empowering the Apple iPad to become the perfect medium for Zinio digital magazines and books. In 2004, I made a shift to receive my magazine subscriptions digitally instead of through the mail or purchased at a local bookstore using a company called Zinio. Zinio provides digital products and services that enable people to discover published content from around the world using a digital format that is portable among various computer types and mobile devices using the ZINIO UNITY™ platform allowing consumers to seamlessly interact with digital magazine and books features including interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and more. For example, in a typical health magazine you only see shots of a person doing an exercise while in a Zinio provided digital magazine you can click on the video to see the full exercise.

The Zinio iPad app encourages consumers to explore and read free articles from some of the top magazines updated daily allowing consumers to investigate new magazines they might never have discovered. If consumers do find an interesting magazine and want to subscribe or even buy a single issue, the Zinio App provides an easy click to purchase interface. Zinio also provides the typical magazine deals so you won’t pay full price.

The Apple iPad really brings the digital magazines and books to life using the Zinio app as you read the digital content in full-color in high-fidelity. By turning the iPad either landscape or portrait, you can read either one or two pages at a time. Obviously the one page portrait zooms in on the content and provides an easier read, but if you are just thumbing through the magazine the landscape mode allows you to tackle two pages at a time. Additionally, you can switch to enhanced text mode and resize text for easier readability.

Zinio synchronizes your library among all your Zinio readers including your Zinio iPad app, iPhone app, Mac and PC. If you want to find more information regarding Author Interviews take a look at our web site.
While the first version of the Zinio iPad app did not include the ability to synchronize and bring down your old digital magazines and books subscribed to years ago, shortly after Zinio added this ability allowing me to bring in my Home Theater magazines from 2004! While not useful anymore, these magazines are a treasure to look at.

The final reason consumers are switching to digital formats are due to cost savings. I subscribe to a UK-based magazine called T3 through Zinio for $39.99. While I typically do not spend over $15 on magazine subscriptions, I feel T3 is the best gadget magazine on the market. If I were to purchase a yearly discounted subscription for the paper version in the US, I would have paid more than double or $82 a year providing a savings of $42.

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