I Switched to Digital Magazines

living etc digital magazine

living etc digital magazine

Earlier this summer, I got an iPad. My husband uses his iPad mostly to interact with friends on social networks and to read books with the Kindle application. I use my iPad to read magazines and do research for my blog. Why we have two is because an iPad is designed to be a personal device where you put your own content and subscribe to the content that interests you. we tried to share one and it was not practical. Plus, we would often want to use it at the same time.

Reading Magazines on the iPad

I read many international magazines. By subscribing to the digital version with Zinio, I save trees, I could save money (the price varies a lot from one publication to the next) but more important for an editor, I get fresher news. I just read the October 2010 issue of Living etc. It’s a huge advantage since the October print version of Living etc will hit the stores in Montreal in about month and a half. Finally, I save time since I do not need to wait in line to grab my magazines every month.

zinio library of my digital magazines

I can also read the magazine on my computer; Zinio supports Mac and PC. The nicer experience is definitely on the iPad. Once you downloaded an issue, you do not need to be connected to the Web to read the magazines. Therefore, it means that I can read the magazines anytime and anywhere.

So far, I went all digital for reading Dwell, Garden Design, Living etc, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur and Style at Home. I plan to add new ones as they become available.

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  • JohnsonCarpet
    September 2, 2010 at 13:15

    I Switched to Digital Magazines:
    Earlier this summer, I got an iPad. My husband uses his iPad mostly to interact …

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  • KimVallee
    September 2, 2010 at 13:18

    Thanks to my iPad, I Switched to digital magazines. I will tell you why I feel it is more handy

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  • brianjbradley
    September 2, 2010 at 13:27

    Check this out – Post by @KimVallee on her preference of digital magazines via her iPad Reads @StyleAtHome, @dwell, etc

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  • Anaïs Laurent
    September 2, 2010 at 13:48

    Good to have an opinion about that. What about magazines in french (from France or French Canada) ? Any Idea ?

    • Kim Vallee
      September 2, 2010 at 14:07

      Anaïs: The Canadian site of Zinio carries a few magazines in french from Quebec and France. It’s starting to emerge!

  • Kelly @ DesignTies
    September 2, 2010 at 16:01

    That’s good to know about Livingetc. It’s my favourite magazine — I’ve been buying it for years, and was so upset when I thought I’d missed the July 2010 issue. I found it in Bedford, Nova Scotia of all places!!

    I have an iPad, I like to be environmentally correct, I love reading decor magazines… I have to look into Zinio for sure 🙂