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1 stars out of 5
· 2/1/2016
Very poor system

Pathetic system. Pages slow to turn if they turn at all. Zoom will not adjust. Its either too small or way to large. Printing doesn't work properly. Will not print full pages. Prints half a page and then prints other half on another sheet of paper. Is anyone at Zinio reading these reviews or using Zinio? It seems as not!~!

2 stars out of 5
· 2/8/2016
Not good compared to app for iPad

I'm using a Surface 3. Image not sharp. Software should be updated to make use of the full screen and pixels. Brightness is also not as good as the app on iPad which displays white beautifully. Recommend to use iPad if you are using Zinio to read magazines (Update - Feb 8th 2016) Upgraded to Surface Pro 4 i5 8gb model with hi res screen. Installed zinio app hoping to see a difference, but unfortunately not. Can Zinio please improve this app for windows 10 ? The surface pro has good screen estate and is good resolution. Not utilizing the full resources is such a waste. I'm not renewing any my subscriptions until this is done !

1 stars out of 5
· 1/19/2016
Great but... burns up battery and sends CPU to 100%

I have been a Zinio user since probably version 1, this is by far the worst version of the zinio reader. Besides having little bookmaking or opening where I stop reading, it sends my I7 to near 100% CPU usage. This burns up my battery making it last almost not at all. I would stop using it if my magazines were published in a different format for a useable reader.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/8/2016
Does not show most recent issues

This Windows Store Zinio app fails to show or let me read the latest issue of magazines, whereas the Desktop Zinio Reader 4 makes these issues available. If the idea behind this app is to provide Zinio Reader for Windows 8 RT, it isn't really working well enough to use, except possibly to read older issues. UPDATE (1/8/16): I do not agree that the Zinio app works with Windows 10. I still am unable to access the latest issues.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2016
Problems with Windows 10

Keeps crashing on my Asus Transformer T100 since upgrade to Windows 10. Also, the page sizes are erratic, sometimes large, sometimes small, pages stick.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/31/2016
Such bad performance!

I love the concept of having all my magazine in an electronic format but boy, the zinio app makes it do painful !! The app is slow, uses lot of resources on my tablet. Just having the app open and not doing anything consumes 30% of my CPU. Come on guys, don't let us down.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/13/2015
Works now on Win 10!!

As noted in other reviews, there was a problem logging in when installed after a clean Win10 install (my upgraded tablets worked), this has been fixed so I'm back using my MS Surface to read magazines. My local Library has free Zinio access for a lot (but not all) popular magazines.

1 stars out of 5
· 2/7/2016

This is not an app it is a joke. How dare Zinio take subscription revenue from me a deliver the content on this abomination. Doesn't download full magazines. Doesn't auto sense downloads well. Black magazine covers. Gets worse by the version

1 stars out of 5
· 1/2/2016
The worst

The most user unfriendly app yet. I cannot believe Zinio after all this time can't get it right. Every upgrade they do just makes things work less and less. Earlier versions were soooo much better and were actually useable. This version with Windows 10 is totally unacceptable.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/10/2016
Reason not to buy digital

I've been using this app for a couple years thinking it will get better and it never does. Hangs all the time, very slow to render pages. I'm using this on Win 10 w/ an i5 and it still sucks. I won't be purchasing any more digital subscriptions due to this app.

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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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