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Great Presentation of this Magazine!
on November 18, 2011
Love the way the Reader's Digest is presented here. The pictures look so good! It's easy to either read straight through or go where you want in the magazine. I'll warn you, it does take a few minutes to get used to the controls, but once you do, it's quite nice. They even have an easy way to read all the humor first (which I haven't tried yet).
You swipe to turn pages, and when you get to an article, you pull the page up to read it. In other words, each article is only on one page, but it might be a very long page. There are a lot of interactive features available, including video.
There are three ways to move to a particular article, there's a vertical listing with a thumbnail and description, much like a regular table of contents. There's a horizontal listing which shows the articles and their relative length (looks a lot like a bar chart). And there's a slider on the bottom which brings up thumbnails as you flip though. These are on bars that appear when you tap on a page--just make sure you're on a non-active part of the page, or you might find that you've started a video instead. :-) I was practicing on the table of contents page, where if you tap you go to the article. Needless to say I got unexpected behavior until I realized what I was doing.
You get a 14 day free trial. If you decide to cancel, go to "Your Account" > "Your Apps and Devices" and click on "Your Subscriptions". On the "actions" drop-down button that's on the right, choose "Turn off auto-renewal". You get to finish out the trial period, but it will not renew and it will not charge you.
I highly recommend you try this wonderful magazine!