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Portable Library of Southern Living Mags
on June 23, 2012
This app is a must-have for subcribers of Southern Living who have digital devices. Then again, who would pass up the opportunity to have their Southern Living magazines in a portable library? It certainly provides a great option to those who want to keep the mag to look at later, but really don't have the room to store print issues.
My experience so far: I used the website to activate my digital access, then figured out how to sign in through the app after downloading it. (Hint, read the screen, don't try to activate your digital access twice.) It logged on painlessly once I got all that right. Downloads of the individual magazines aren't lightning-speed, but I didn't expect them to be given how many (gorgeous) pictures Southern Living has. Once downloaded and installed, I can browse through the magazines when I want. They look great on the screen and are very readable. Now, I only have access to seven digital editions, but hopefully they'll keep adding and leave the "backlist" to build. It'll be interesting to see if subscribers will have access to all old issues, or only the issues that were produced during their subscription duration.
Last words: I love it. It's rough for magazines to figure out how to go about transitioning in the digital world, and I think SL has done an excellent job with the Fire app. You pay for your subscription (naturally) but then get both the print and digital copies. (Best of both worlds!)