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1 stars out of 5
· 11/15/2015
Don't bother - terrible app

I have a Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10. If you have any Windows updates installed this app will not allow you to type in your password. It crashes on the sign in screen. I had to reset windows back to the original image in order to sign in. Once it is working you will find that this is nothing like the Android version. The library screen layout is terribly inefficient showing only a few magazines at a time. If you have a large library (my wife and I share a common account) you have to scroll endlessly to get to am older magazine.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/11/2015
Zinio Windows 8 ap - TERRIBLE

Zinio has managed to take a mediocre program to new lows. The latest version absolutely sucks. Can't get to most of my magazines and is totally non-intuitive. I've used this service for years and now I'm totally done with it despite the massive investment in magazines that can only be read on their program. Anybody thinking about using this app should think again. It will sell you all the magazines you want, but can't display half of them and refuses to allow you to download to any mobile devices what it thinks may be objectionable. Previous versions worked well with windows 8, but this version is absolutely TERRIBLE and has prompted me to eliminate ALL of my automatic renewals and ultimately terminate all zinio subscriptions.

3 stars out of 5
· 10/21/2015
Doesn't work well on Android and Windows

I've loaded this on my Kindle and my Windows PC but the application does not load pages very well and its hard to adjust text settings. More work needs to be done to improve the app so its more user friendly on these devices. Seems to work well on my IPAD though.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/19/2015
Fine when it works

When the app opens on my Surface Pro 3, it's fine, and a good reading experience. But I usually only get a few days out of it before it refuses to open any more. The only solution I've come up with so far is to uninstall and reinstall, thus losing all of my bookmarks.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/9/2015
Very poor user interface

No way to manage and view archived magazines, no option to download the latest issues, and once in a magazine you can't back out back to your library. You're pretty much locked out from the rest of your library after you've selected a magazine to read. Horrible App for windows, Android version is much better; this one is not very user friendly. Don't download this app if you use any Microsoft product. I'm using the surface 3

5 stars out of 5
· 11/4/2015
My Fav App, besides Thinksmart Whiteboard

OMG, I thought I was going to have to write an app that allows me to read whatever magazine, and keeps a bookmark on the place I last read! This is my #1 app for reading. For those of you who have had problems with slowness, this app does consume memory. You need about 4GB of ram and at least an intel i3 processor to get a fast experience. But it does work ok with standard atom processors and a 2GB. It's just a bit slow. But you can't blame the app, that is the hardware. For online brainstorming during meetings, I use Thinksmart Whiteboard. If there was a way for these two companies to combine, I would be able to take notes in the magazine and then share it on the whiteboard, but anywho, I loooooove Zinio app.

1 stars out of 5
· 10/6/2015
Needs updating

This app is long past due for update. Its rather sad that we have subscribed to magazines and this vendor doesnt keep their app (the main way for users to read what they pay for) up to date on all platforms. The android and ios counter parts get regular updates... the windows install base is left to suffer. This app makes reading your magazines basically impossible.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/6/2015
CPU Issues

Beyond the issues listed in many other reviews, the current version on Windows 10 sends the CPU up to about 50%. You really don't want a reading app draining your battery.

2 stars out of 5
· 9/10/2015
Does anyone at Zinio actually USE this?

The app's nearly unmanageable with large amounts of magazines in your collection. And as Jason's review points out, it's inconsistent on what it downloads. And the labeling of issues is bad. Overall, it's a great service that's being hampered on Windows by a really bad UI. Please, Zinio, have an exec use your service offline on a Surface Pro 3 for a week. Then make this better.

1 stars out of 5
· 9/19/2015
issues a bad upgrade

I was forced to read PC World via digital app. This is the one the publisher used. worked for a short while. I started it on an old Kindle, all of a sudden they up graded to enhanced version, no longer works on the Kindle, CPU wrong version. Was forced to go to Android (had to spend over $200 on new device). Worked for under 1 month then an up grade (9/15/15) occurred, now no longer can use the app. Looking at reviews many other have the same problem. Support said (9/18/15) there was a fix, installed it and still does not work. Then went to my Win 8.1 machine and installed, there it will not even get to sign on screen. Wish I could read it with another tool.

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  • Read – view magazines in full color and high resolution, pinch to zoom in/out, swipe to turn pages, and switch between portrait & landscape view.
  • Shop – purchase subscriptions & single issues, discover special offers, and visit international stores.
  • Explore – discover and enjoy a selection of free articles from our most popular titles.
  • Library – download magazines for off-line access and manage your magazines using filters & archiving.
  • Table Of Contents – skip to articles directly from the table of contents.
  • Bookmarks – bookmark your favorite articles for instant access.
  • Auto-Download – automatically download your latest issues and delete old ones.
  • Text-View – switch to text view (where supported) for easy reading.
  • Live Tile – add Zinio to Start to see the latest articles and when your new issues have arrived.
  • Pin To Start – pin your favorite magazines to Start to allow instant access.
  • Other Platforms – magazines bought on Zinio can be read across other device platforms, see www.zinio.com for more information.

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