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  • 1.0 stars

    "Pure Rubbish!"

    July 7, 2012  |   By jazzlover247

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    None at all

    Cons

    Used the older version to read magazines on my PC. Subscriptions ran out so I hadn't used in awhile. Zinio sent a coupon to cover renewal of an old subscription, but guess what? Then new reader they asked me to download does not work at all. I just get a blank black screen. I followed the given instructions to correct the problem, but still nothing. Use to be a great service, but now pure junk. I'm going back to buying on the newsstand!

    Summary

    Awesome when it works properly. Very very frustrating when it doesn't

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  • 1.0 stars

    "RUN, don't walk, away from it"

    June 29, 2012  |   By katem2012

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    Nothing, absolutely nothing.

    Cons

    It will waste your time attempting to get it working and/or it will drive you to drink!

    Summary

    I've been a user of zinio since way back in 2006. All it's incarnations have worked just fine up until this time-wasting, sloppily-developed and/or rolled out, frustrating Reader 4 version. Ridiculous situation for an application that's been around for years! What happened to this company?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "complete garbage"

    June 2, 2012  |   By firesure

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    nothing to recommend it

    Cons

    keeps asking you to install Reader 4 and will not download your subscribed magazines.

    Summary

    I have wasted so much time bring to access my purchased magazine. deleting and re installing had no effect. Worst software I have ever had the misfortune to use.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of Sh1@$"

    January 29, 2012  |   By marcosncosta1

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing!

    Cons

    Completely everything.

    Summary

    Ipad version running on ios 5.0 wont download any magazines and wont connect. I keep getting the "Network problem" error message. Zinio reader 4 on my mac wont even load. There a black screen.... nothing else.
    Complete piece of crap.... i dont even want my $180 back anymore... i hope they go broke!!! Zero costumer support. Im going to use newstand from now on... at least Apple has costumer service.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best way to enjoy magazines. LOVE IT!!!"

    January 25, 2012  |   By re567

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    Largest newsstand, great quality, amazing interface, very interactive, portable, cheap, doesn't crash.

    Cons

    You can not enjoy it as much as the iPad version.

    Summary

    I completely recommend it. All the bugs have been solved. Very easy to use and great user experience. Zinio has transform the way I read magazines.

    Especially incredible on iPad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pvHtIssfFc&context=C3bd7d79ADOEgsToPDskKoBmL50NnqigujX_NvHcA1

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Keeps crashing"

    November 19, 2011  |   By rsmith7209

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    Magazines look just like they do in print. Navigation and reading interface is pretty good.

    Cons

    Crashes on a regular basis, and worst of all, corrupts itself when it does. Zinio's FAQ recommends removing Zinio and Adobe Air files from the Library/Application Support directory, which is normally a hidden directory, prior to re-installing. Good thing I'm a developer. I can't imagine most people going through this.

    Summary

    Zinio needs to re-write this application, at least the Mac version.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A huge piece of crap"

    September 29, 2011  |   By mdaponte

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    None, nada, nil, zilch... There! You have your ten characters!

    Cons

    In Win 7 Enterprise, version 4 is doesn't recognize my old magazines. It starts loading and hangs ALWAYS. No way to read or download new content.

    Summary

    I wish they go broke...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Frustrating!"

    September 13, 2011  |   By jvjessen

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    It didn't crash

    Cons

    It's very frustrating to read, zoom, navigate
    Makes me want to go back to paper
    You cannot get an overview of your library, very difficult to find an old magazine
    Very slow and strange functionality

    Summary

    I hope a new version will be out soon. Their choice to use the flash platform was probably not a good one.
    I guess the designers never read digital magazines.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Lousy Lousy Lousy"

    June 28, 2011  |   By Jeff31572

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    NONE-Good Concept Lousy execution and software

    Cons

    Changed my subscription to save having paper all over the place..software corrupts in no time at all...I use huge number of apps on PC and Mac...this is the worst!!!!

    Summary

    Avoid at any cost.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It was usable in previous incarnations."

    June 24, 2011  |   By Fatz59

    Version: Zinio Reader 4.0

    Pros

    Version 4 is a buggy, unreliable, failure-prone piece of crud. I have to delete the Adobe Air support file and redownload subscribed magazines to make it functional on every use, otherwise a black blank screen.

    Cons

    Now I have experienced some 6 months of excuses and a weeks-long system server failure back in March (during which subscribers had no access to already downloaded magazines. Version 4 only works offline on my iphone, not my imac or macbook pro.

    Summary

    A piece of crap software, from a company that will not survive in this market if they do not get it right. Fully paid subscribers to digital magazines should not be forced by Zino to be beta testers of their software. Pity that I could not give it a zero rating, it does not deserve a grade of one star. I am paying over $20 a month for various magazine subscriptions which I can no longer easily access unless I am online. As a expat working in the developing world, where high speed online access is not always a given, this piece of failure-prone software has destroyed the main reason why I signed up for digital subscriptions using Zinio (ongoing offline access to legally downloaded copies of current magazines). Reading things like Science Illustrated is a little frustrating on an iphone.

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