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  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Zinio OK?
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 8:52 AM

I'm getting notices that an electronic version of FSM is available from an ap or vender called Xinio.  I hesitate to use these kinds of things.  Has anyone having trouble after joining that, or is it benign?

I hope this is not the beginning of a move from print to electronic publishing!

 

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 9:35 AM

missileman2000

I'm getting notices that an electronic version of FSM is available from an ap or vender called Xinio.  I hesitate to use these kinds of things.  Has anyone having trouble after joining that, or is it benign?

I hope this is not the beginning of a move from print to electronic publishing!

 

 

 

Never tried it since if I want magazines I want them in hardcopy. Can get loads of electronic materials anyway.

Reviews are very mixed.

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/zinio.com#:~:text=Zinio%20has%20a%20rating%20of,ranks%206th%20among%20Magazines%20sites.

 

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:57 AM

It's okay.  I've been using it for several years now, on various iPads. To me, it's about the best e-book format I've seen, altough I've generally fought them, based on prior bad experiences.  I am finding, as I get older, the pictures in paper copies are getting smaller and smaller.  It HAS to be the magazine, right?  Wink

Pros:

You're not wasting paper.

You can zoom in to the images to see more/better details.  The picture quality in the ezine is generally quite good.  

Once the ezine is downloaded to your device, it generally works pretty quickly.

You have a library of all the ezines you downloaded to your device.

The subscription counts as a full subscription, giving you access to all the digital extras someone with a paper subscription has.  

Cons:

ezine download times are sometimes long.  One month the issue populates quickly while others, I find I have to bring the iPad into the office next to my router to get speed to improve, and even then, leave it there all day.  

That's about all the cons I can think of.  

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 2:30 PM

I've used Zinio a few times for some stuff I wanted,their legit.Although I never had a reoccurring subscription thru them.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8:07 AM

The problem for me is that my task chair at my computer is not the most comfortable for long periods.  I like to relax in my lounger when I read a mag.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8:16 AM

I have all the issues back to 2017.  It's nice when I travel and get bored on a flight or in the hotel.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Thursday, May 18, 2023 10:02 AM

I subscribe to both.  Prefer the paper copy and keep them in the shop, but I (used to) travel a LOT and it was always nice to have the copies with me on the plane/etc.

Zinio is okay, but I have to say that I truly despise the DRM system of ensuring that whatever you've paid for you can't keep forever.  At least give it to me as a PDF!  For the same reason I bought a Silhouette instead of a Cricut, I don't want to make a purchase that relies on someone else's business staying afloat for me to access my purchase.  I suppose if Zinio goes down I can keep the iPad that I've downloaded files to and never update it, but that's not my first choice.

 

 

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