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  • 1.0 stars

    "Terrible! Frustrating!"

    August 28, 2012  |   By rogerdee123

    Pros

    Decent magazine selection

    Maybe it works better on an iPad ?

    Cons

    It crashes on my Mac Pro (6 core, 3.33Ghz, 32GB) about every 6 weeks requiring trashing all the files (including all the downloaded mags) and then reloading everything again. Many MB's of magazines must be downloaded again and again. I've done this close to a dozen times over the past 18 months. This happens over and over and over again and again. I think it may work better on the iPad but forget it with a desktop Mac. Zinio needs to learn how to write Mac software. This is obviously a MS Windows focused company. This problem with Macs has been going on since Reader 4 was introduced and Zinio does nothing to fix it. They only advise us to trash our "downloaded" magazines and reload them again.

    Summary

    I also have Kindle. It works like a charm including Kindle for Mac. However Kindle doesn't have a very good selection of magazines available. Can someone please suggest an alternative to Zinio.

    I would rate Zinio for Mac at zero stars if this web page would allow it.

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