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Like others, I had access to my print + digital subscription to RS as well as other magazines (Fortune, etc.) until a month or so ago, when the app was upgraded. Now I have no access to any of the editions of any of the magazines and apparently have to jump through hoops to get it rectified. Terrible upgrade. Terrible customer service. After many years of being a subscriber to many of your magazines, I am, for the first time, reconsidering renewing my subscriptions. Very disappointed.
Don’t upgrade....you will lose everything.
My app, unlike others, has been fine until this month. Now I can’t download June (which I paid for) no matter how many times I try to restore my app purchases. I refuse to jump through a million hoops to fix this, based on all of the other comments. Looks like I’ll either go back to being a print only.....or stop reading altogether.
The app will not recognize print subscription account number, so my current subscription are not available in my library and so in available to view or download. This seems to be an issue with most review and is bringing down the apps ratings. It is so frustrating. I doubt that I’ll renew my subscription if the app bugs aren’t fixed.
Could I actually download my magazines on iTunes?
This app refuses to recognize my iTunes subscription. Claims that it restored but still requires that I purchase the newest issue. I just renewed this magazine two months ago. I have had so many problems with Zinio. My next step would be to report to the Better Business Bureau.
Signed in as directed...no luck
I have signed in as a digital + print subscriber (as you’ve suggested to others with this problem), and I cannot access my issues. Tried both with email and subscriber number...still nothing.
What’s wrong with the new app? I’ve been trying for three hours to download the latest issue. If you can’t fix this you need to go back to the prior app. At least it worked.
App is very quirky. Sometimes I can read the journal other times I cannot. Magazine is so much thinner lately .
Why won’t you just fix it??
Just like all these other 1 star reviews, can’t access anything even though I’m signed in. Ridiculous
Great portability of an excellent magazine with few glitches
I love Real Simple magazine. Being a collector (subscriber) of various Home,Garden, Fashion, Photography, Architecture, Financial, and Travel magazines - I have often said if I had to pare down my subscriptions - Real Simple would be my first choice to keep. That being said, availability of an e subscription made it easy to keep the issues I love without the clutter. Downloading an issue was fairly easy - removing an issue was a little trickier as even tapping the issue for selection to delete would open it. Most of the links to websites for items in the magazine worked flawlessly (even links within those websites that were opened) and navigation back to the magazine was a breeze. Color quality of pages was almost perfect - had a slight "washed" quality to my eye (compared with other e versions of magazine that I have). Type size was reasonable for reading - and zoom was easy. All in all It was good - with one star deducted for pains in deleting issue, slight fuzz on colors, and glitchy website links (I am picky about my 5 star rating).
Love it so much!
As the mother/step-mother of 3 very unique individuals, life is never dull. Two of the children are incredibly resourceful & self-sufficient. The third (and oldest) either forgets that he has a project altogether or just doesn't care. Getting this child to do anything is the most stressful thing in my life. The battles span the gamut from his wearing deodorant to washing the sheets I purchased for him 5 months ago (and he hasn't laundered them not even once). THIS, my friends, is where Real Simple comes into the picture. Aided by the fantastic articles, checklists, demonstrative photography, plus the handy take-along apps, I am never without the calming influence that is Real Simple. While one very small corner of my life is in total chaos, thanks to Real Simple, the important parts of my family's life is fresh, comfortable and organized...all thanks to Real Simple.
Good start, but still needs work
I'm super glad that Real Simple finally has a digital version. That being said, I was kinda hoping this would be for the Newsstand app. Newsstand is one of three apps on my iPad that i cannot use and cannot remove from my home screen. So i was hoping that this would be in that format so that I could utilize that app. Overall good app, but could use some work. It freezes up on me a lot. There are some pages where the content doesn't cover the screen and you have to swipe your finger over the I,age to see the rest of the page. Also, I have to keep downloading the magazine every other to,e I use the app, which is a real bummer considering my Internet speed isn't exactly optimal. It would also be nice to be able to view the magazine in landscape mode, if so desired. I'm not really into a lot of magazines, but I like Real Simple because the title says exactly what you're getting before you even open the cover.
Would like to give 0
Since the app upgraded all of my magazine issues have disappeared. I’ve been trying to sign in for months....doesn’t recognize my account number or email address. Couldn’t contact anyone because it didn’t recognize my email address so the send button was grayed out. Finally tracked back the charges on my credit card so I could figure out who to call....it’s the Meredith Corporation by the way. Was able to get through to a real, very helpful, person who verified my info...I’m not crazy after all...who then sent me to the ZINIO help desk. Have been going in circles with THEM all day. They had me input a new email address and password. We end up at the same spot “click on the digital+print subscriber button”. Where I am in accounts does not provide that option. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both the Real Simple and ZINIO apps. But, hey, good news...according to them I have been a subscriber since 2011! Yay for me! No magazines...they are happy to take my money and I get a nice blank screen!
Keeps getting worse
Edit: Cancelled my subscription a few months ago. Couldn't take the buggy app anymore. My subscription will remain cancelled until the old app is back. Edit: And now I can't even stay logged in or download any of my magazines. Awesome... I've been subscribing for a long time and they keep changing the parts about it I like. I don't have room for the paper magazines at my apartment, so I rely on the e-version to get and keep my magazines. First they removed the calendar at the end, ok. And now, starting with January's issue, the text seems so much smaller with fewer interactive features such as highlighting one caption of a list at a time. I usually read while I'm on the treadmill and it's almost impossible for me to read now - I'm 28 with 20/20 vision. The table of contents also doesn't seem to let you jump around anymore making it hard to revisit articles I may not have had time to read. If the magazine keeps going downhill like this, I won't be able to justify spending the money on it anymore.
Not impressed at all
All the below is based around the iPhone app. I don't own an iPad so I can use those functions... Just got the subscription as a gift, and just signing up was more trouble than it should have been. The app doesn't even fit my iPhone 6. It was built for what it looks like, an iPhone 4. I'm also disappointed with the fact that it doesn't rotate and you can't view it in 2 pages mode as if you were reading a real magazine. I was also bombarded by ads and can hardly find the art led because of them! Very disappointed. We're headed towards a digital age and just because I signed up for the magazine also doesn't mean I want to take it everywhere I go like I do my phone, which is more convenient when I'm somewhere waiting and wanna read your magazine. This should be a priority and considering that the bigger phones have been out for over a year, I can see that it's not.
Could be so much more...
I was disappointed in this app. While I like the magazine's content, the app itself pales in comparison to other, similar magazines. Way too much advertising, for one thing. Other iPad magazines have a fraction of the amount of advertising...a real advantage over the print subscriptions, in my opinion. This app has pages of ads, with an annoying and jarring stop in the flow of "flipping" through the pages where you have to click to get out of the ad and continue reading. Also, the lack of clickable links within the articles...even within articles about items you can purchase online...is a real drawback to me. Where are the video and slideshows available in similar magazines? Why no Newsstand integration, so I can keep this with all of my other magazines? On top of it all, the price of a single issue is more than the price of an issue of these other magazines. I won't purchase another issue until improvements are made.
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