Zinio Reader
Zinio Reader 4.2.3972
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Zinio Reader gives you an elegant and intuitive magazine reading experience on your computer, with all the search and note-taking features you'd expect from a digital magazine.

Requires Zinio magazine subscription.
What's New
Version 4.2.3972: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Hmfwic reviewed on 09 Jun 2013
When you try to download the older version I got:

Not Found

The requested URL /download/3.0.1.17045-ub/ZinioWebInstall.dmg was not found on this server.

Apache Server at installer.zinio.com Port 80
[Version 4.2.3972]

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Hmfwic replied on 28 Sep 2013
The web site says:

Due to a change of format in the data source used, the widget is currently unable to display football and hockey scoreboard information. This change requires a major rewrite of the parser which is currently in the works.
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Hmfwic reviewed on 09 Jun 2013
It says the file to download is 17 MB. But when you download it, it shows 5.5 MB.
[Version 4.2.3972]


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Derekcurrie commented on 03 Jun 2013
Zinio Reader phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny Zinio Reader access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.
[Version 4.2.3972]


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Hmfwic commented on 06 Feb 2013
Anyone know what Zinio Alert Messenger 4.0.2570 does?

Did Zinio Reader install it?
[Version 4.2.3972]


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Mamiller53 reviewed on 30 Jul 2011
Zinio broke after an upgrade to Lion. Is it Zinio or Adobe Air that is broken? Anyone have any ideas?
[Version 4.2.3972]


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Mnm reviewed on 16 Apr 2011
In summary:
- I haven't bought a physical magazine in a long time, largely thanks to Zinio + iPad, which says a lot.
- For the time-being, the content makes it worth it, even it if the selection isn't wide. (I believe it's wider than any other service though).
- Terrible usability, needs immediate attention.
- Performance is weak, but it's never crashed and behaves consistently. (v4)

Additional thoughts/comments:
I'm not sure where this will land in the sequence of reviews, but I can say that Adobe Air is not the problem, it's the development. Anything can be made to perform well in Air. Zinio simply needs to invest more into development.

And I mean they REALLY need to pick-up the pace on this app. It's an incredibly valuable tool for content consumption, but very poorly considered.

The primary problem? Access. When I open the app, I want to have easy access to my library of issues. It needs to be as easy as looking at a bookshelf—even if just the spines vs. the entire cover. I don't want to have to click the year, and then click-through all the months to get back to an older issue. It's idiotic.
[Version 3.0.1.17045]


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Jeremyan reviewed on 13 Jun 2010
I have tried v3 before and it was horrible and therefore never got any interest into Zinio.

Then I tried iPad version. Initially it was horrible as well, very sluggish. The current version feels better.

Then I tried v4 beta. It was still based on Adobe AIR. VERY VERY POOR performance!!
Zinio is just a demonstration that Adobe s*cks! Uses a lot of CPU, yet the animations and page turn, fade in and out, are ALL EXTREMELY slow and sluggish!!!

And I am running it on almost latest MBP with 6GB or RAM!

I would even say when browsing the magazines, iPad version is even smoother than on desktop!

I really hope they get rid of Adobe.
[Version 3.0.1.17045]


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Hotmac commented on 25 Jul 2009
I had problems installing Zinio Reader and downloading a subscribed mag on 2 machines. I sent a request to Zinio two times but they didn't answer. So I contacted the publisher but even their request to Zinio stayed unanswered. Very bad support, very bad behaviour, very annoying. :-(
[Version 3.0.1.17045]


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patpatng commented on 27 May 2009
It misses full single page viewing option which exists on the UB testing version. Very inconvenience. I will fall back to test version.
[Version 3.0.0.17013]


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Shock-J commented on 21 May 2009
Strange...while it does say version 3.0.17013 on the Zinio Web site, I have had version 3.0.17024 installed for over a month now. Naturally, I'm assuming build 17024 comes after build 17013. The date on the "current" 17013 installer is 3/25/09 so it's not "fresh" off the shelf. Very strange indeed.
[Version 3.0.0.17013]

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Shock-J replied on 23 Jun 2009
Strangeness again... Another "dated" version of the Zinio Reader is published and it's still not the latest version (at least not according to the version I have installed). The 3.0.17019 installer package is dated March 31, 2009. I still have 3.0.17024 installed. You gotta wonder if this is intentional or is some slacking on their job.
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Foxit rated on 12 May 2011

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Downloads:26,599
Version Downloads:14,662
Type:Home Personal : eBooks
License:Free
Date:18 Jan 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Zinio Reader gives you an elegant and intuitive magazine reading experience on your computer, with all the search and note-taking features you'd expect from a digital magazine.

Requires Zinio magazine subscription.


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