You need to check out Texture if you have a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify and you love to read. For those of you who enjoy getting your content streamed to you with the newest content through monthly subscriptions, Texture is an all you can read hub for magazines. While most of us prefer to digest our videos and music in the latest digital formats, a good majority of people still prefer to read their magazines the old-fashioned way of reading actual paper. Some of that might have to do with subscriptions that are not worth the time to cancel. It might also have to do with credit card offers where you get free subscriptions or where you just like keeping the status quo.
However reading actual magazines is dated. Magazines require the use of ink and trees to produce. They also weigh quite a bit and need to be shipped which doesn’t . Print magazines can’t be zoomed, screenshot, however they can create a stack in bathrooms that gather dust. For those of you who are too lazy to cancel your multitude of subscriptions, consider that you might be wasting hundreds of dollars a year on titles you no longer read.
I’ve been using Texture, which was given a Best of 2016 award for the Apple App Store, for almost a year now. I have access to over 200 weekly and monthly magazines at a cost of $14.99 per month and they’re available on my iPad, iPhone, Android and Amazon devices as well.
Time, Men’s Health, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Prevention, Sports Illustrated, and Wired are among the available publications. The price of each magazine listed combined is well above the cost of what you’d pay for a monthly subscription. The real benefit though is having access to all of the magazines. I find myself reading more and more each month and is a nice way for me to break from reading daily news sites I frequent. Magazine stories generally take much more time to produce which lends itself to higher quality reading. While some nights I enjoy reading about sports, other nights I like to read about recipes to make the next night. Texture also highlights popular stories from each magazine which helps you avoid downloading entire magazines for single stories.
All of the stories look exactly the same as they do in magazines. I read on an iPad Pro 12.9 which looks even better than a print magazine. Each magazine can be directly downloaded to your device for reading later. This is especially important for those who travel frequently and pay list price for magazines in stores at airports.
A nice feature that’s available to all digital devices is the ability to take screenshots and zoom. You can’t take screenshots with a traditional magazine, and you certainly can’t zoom in on the print which is sometimes small. As my eyes age, I find myself zooming more frequently and appreciate having this feature.
Texture is a fantastic app for those who already love to read. It’s no different than having a subscription to Netflix – it’s only worth the money if you use it. With a huge collection of over 200 magazines, there’s certainly something for everyone. I’ve used Texture across several devices and have never run into using too many devices at the same time. If you’d like to learn more, head on over to www.texture.com. Pricing starts at $9.99 for access to all monthly publications.