Zinio App Reviews

By Zinio LLC

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Zinio app review

Zinio App Info

  • 6675 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Magazines & Newspapers
  • Updated: Jan 13 2019
  • Version: 4.16.
  • Size: 118.51 MB
  • Seller: Zinio LLC
  • © Zinio LLC

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Customer Reviews of the Zinio App

Nice content but library mgmt issues

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crizoo's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/6/18 5:24 AM

I’ve used Zinio for a long time but I’m really getting tired of the poor library management. And what’s with the spam/free VIV mag. It’s like a vampire-magazine that just won’t die.

A number of new features in this update (March, 2018)...

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GybeTack's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/6/18 3:51 PM

1) You can no longer limit the view of your magazines to an individual month 2) You can no longer open your app to the Read module -you are forced to open to the “Shopping”section 3) You can’t search for new magazines by specific types: if you want to search fo motorcycle magazines, for example, you have to wade through cars, model railroads, etc. 4) Pop-up advertisements when you access your library 5) Zinio has never made any effort to address the “commercialization” of the app - they don’t care about your reading experience - they just want to use intrusive marketing to sell you more magazines - no way to turn off the blatant promotional features.

Can’t mark a magazine as read

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Krzm's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/6/18 2:49 AM

Once a magazine has been read put a green check mark on it. With a bunch of subscriptions that would make it easy to visually and quickly determine which ones I’ve finished reading.

One Word....Easy!

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Killmoovez's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/4/18 3:06 PM

It’s so easy to find all the magazines you want, your favorites, and have instant access to them any where, anytime! Bonus: NO CLUTTER, NO TRASH, NO LEG WORK!!! No chasing from Store to store to find! All in one place!

Disappearing magazines

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Seyfarth's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/4/18 2:52 PM

I had a recurring subscription to Cycle World magazine. It changed format to a bi-monthly during my subscription and I have not received any issues since. I subscribed to Hot Rod magazine at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last November 2017. I only received the January 2018 issue, and none since. I contacted ZINIO Customer Support and nothing happened. I have not heard anything back. The IOS apps do not have a link for support nor help. There is no way to check on subscription status or to manage subscriptions. This used to be a great app, but now I am seriously considering returning to hard copy subscriptions. I do not like getting ripped off.

Doesn’t listen to customers

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capt996's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/4/18 12:22 AM

Still can’t delete 5+ years of old magazines without individually selecting each and every magazine and archiving, than deleting. Excuses only flow out of developers. Magazines from 10 years ago show up in this redesign. Why??? Poor redesign of app. Old version worked perfect.

Old version was so much better

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capt996's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/27/18 7:14 PM

After how many updates to this new version we still cannot mass delete years of old magazines despite it being requested time and time again. Years of magazines simply sit in the app taking up needless space on the screen. And still to get rid of a magazine that you have already read, you have to select delete, ok to delete, than archive. Ridiculous. I’ve read it, and I’m done with it. Delete and get rid of it. Zinio makes easy difficult.

I wish there was a way to go right to the library screen

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ichavis's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/27/18 6:15 PM

I wish there was a way to go right to the library screen so I don’t have to see the all the magazines I can buy !

Update FAILED

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AWC-01's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/27/18 2:03 AM

I just downloaded the most recent update but it won’t open up for use. I clicked on “Support” and was told that page didn’t exist....Useless!!

Zinio used to great - now it’s annoying

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GMak's Review of Zinio

Reviewed on 9/27/18 10:44 PM

If you’ve been using Zinio for a while, beware about uploading the new version, as it will require you to re-download every single magazine you’ve ever downloaded since it’s not compatible with previous versions. That’s very annoying. Worse, there are no instructions anywhere about how to download the magazines in batches without having to wait there and download every single one one at a time. There is away, but they don’t tell you. Very annoying. Next, you’ll find that the new app does not open on your magazines-it opens on the new magazine sales page, bombarding you every time with offers, forcing you to click out of that page just to get back to the previous magazine that you were reading. That’s very annoying. Next, and this I find it unbelievable – but there’s no way to know when your magazine subscription is running or has run out! One would think that this would be the most fundamental of features in any kind of magazine program to make sure that you don’t lapse in your subscription. This is just plain common sense both from a business perspective of revenue, and the reader’s perspective of not losing an issue of the magazine. Often you’ll end up months behind because by the time you realize you haven’t gotten this month‘s magazine, you figure it could be just they’ve done one of those “10 issues per year” subscriptions and this is the month they skip. That’s very annoying. Finally there is no link between subscribing and Zinio. That means that not only don’t you know when the magazine is running out, but there is no mechanism on Zinio to renew the subscription. Does any of this makes sense for a product that is geared specifically to magazine subscriptions?! This is extremely annoying. In short, I’m not sure what the purpose of this brand new version of Zinio was for - it certainly didn’t improve anything from a consumer perspective, and made things worse from a functionality and utility perspective. Nonetheless, if you want to start reading your magazines on an iPad or very large iPhone, there aren’t too many other alternatives. That’s very sad. That’s also very annoying.