elwpea's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
I bought the subscription in newsstand thinking it would be a mobile-friendly version (like NYT has) or even access to a web version that would at least allow scrolling within a page. Instead, it's just an image of the print version, therefore only readable on a tablet-sized screen. I don't have a tablet, so I'm probably going to request a refund.
looking sideways's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
As someone who has subscribed to Texas Monthly in the past, I love reading every issue for its great writing and content. However, Texas Monthly is not ready for its iPad debut although it's available for purchase through the iTunes Store. Essentially, the digital version is nothing more than a pdf of the printed magazine. Unlike other magazines who have made the jump and have transformed the digital versions of their magazines with interactive content and formatted to fit the iPad's screen, Texas Monthly is not as enjoyable to read on a tablet with its pixelated photos and pages that alternate between having to be read either in portrait or in landscape mode. Not to mention, like most other digital magazines for iPad where the entire article can be read continuously without ad interruptions or page flipping, you're stuck with reading an article on TM and having to stop midway to "continue to paged xx..." at the back of the magazine to finish reading just like the printed version -- a major drawback in my opinion. I think Emmis Communications should go back to the drawing board, yank the digital version from the iTunes Store, and just sell the print version until the digital iPad version is properly formatted. It'll make the iPad version a much more enjoyable experience and worth the purchase.
Thecornerstone's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
Why is the digital subscription extra? This will be my first and last print subscription.
Steve_Squared's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
We ❤ Texas Monthly!
Luvmypad's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
Love the digital format.
.:35)!;:2;?)'s Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
Why would anyone purchase separate online and print subscriptions? TM will continue their struggle to stay relevant. TM- Why don't you just start charging per each meaningless top 10 list for random places and squeeze in some more ad spots...?
erichoya's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
I'm a print subscriber and I refuse to pay twice for a digital version. Need to get with the times!
FB Doug's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
So why exactly doesn't my print subscription carry over like every other publisher on iPad? You're not getting another $20 out of me. Extremely disappointed by this.
Spin Alley's Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
Texas Monthly, I love you. I have for years, and was so excited to see you finally made the move to an iPad app. But this is not a magazine app. This is taking the magazine in layout view and slapping it into what amounts to a large PDF. Whereas in other magazine apps I just scroll down to read a complete article, with this one I must stop and try to figure out where my article picks up again from the mass. The font is tiny. It's not a pleasant experience at all. It makes me sad, because such a great publication deserves better.
Bob McC.'s Review of Texas MonthlyReviewed on 9/18/19 1:33 PM
I am a longtime fan of Texas Monthly. But this new iPad version tortures me. “Stock” and “Touts” — and screen after screen of advertising strips. What happened to the e-version that mirrored the paper version — the one I enjoyed every month?