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    Default How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    I posted this in another thread but thought I'll post it here too


    So just figured out how to legally get free digital magazines to your Android device (or iPhone, or conputers)

    Some of you may already know this. But I didn't until today.

    - First you need to download the Zinio app

    - Then look up your local public library. See if they have agreement with Zinio for digital magazines. I did with my local library through their website and they did!

    -go to your library and open a library card.

    - go back to the library's website and click on link for Zinio magazines. You'll need to then type in the library card #

    - you'll also need to register for Zinio which is totally free. Use the same email you used to get your library card

    - Then browse what magazines are available and download away. The magazines download to your device and it's yours forever.

    - again this is totally Free and Legal.

    My library has alot of magazines but only one car magazine, Car and Driver, but alot of others like Newsweek, US weekly, National Geographic, etc

    This works. And I've already downloaded 4 magazines )

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    Yep, this is a good tip. A bunch of libraries in my area also check out magazines via Zinio.
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    Yeah many of you may know this already . I just found out. And it is sweet. I got Car and Driver and Road and Track

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    Thank you!!

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    This is what is available through my local library. Of course all of these you get online. Never have to go into the library except to get your library card


    Advocate
    American Patchwork and Quilting
    Analog Science Fiction and Fact
    Astronomy
    Audubon Magazine
    Backpacker
    Bicycling
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    Car and Driver
    Clean Eating
    Consumer Reports
    Cosmopolitan
    Cosmopolitan en Espaol
    Country Living
    Cycle World
    Cycling Fitness
    Dell Horoscope
    Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
    Diabetic Living
    Discover
    Drawing
    Elle
    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
    ESPN The Magazine
    Esquire
    Every Day with Rachael Ray
    Family Circle
    Family Handyman
    Field & Stream
    Fit Pregnancy
    Food Network Magazine
    Forbes
    Girls' Life
    Gluten-Free Living
    Golf Tips
    Good Housekeeping
    Grit
    Guideposts
    Harper's Bazaar
    Horse & Rider
    House Beautiful
    International Tattoo Art
    Interweave Crochet
    Interweave Knits
    Kiplinger's Personal Finance
    Ladies Home Journal
    Macworld
    Marie Claire
    Martha Stewart Living
    Martha Stewart Weddings
    Men's Fitness
    Men's Health
    Mental Floss
    Model Railroader
    Mother Earth News

    Mother Jones
    Nation
    National Geographic interactive
    Natural Health
    New York Review of Books
    Newsweek
    O, The Oprah Magazine
    OK! Magazine
    Organic Gardening
    Outdoor Life
    Outdoor Photographer
    Outside
    Oxygen
    Parenting Early Years
    Parenting School Years
    PC Magazine Digital Edition
    Plane & Pilot
    Poets & Writers Magazine
    Popular Mechanics
    Popular Photography
    Popular Science
    Prevention
    Reader's Digest
    Redbook
    Road & Track
    Rolling Stone
    Runner's World
    Scholastic Parent & Child
    Science
    Seventeen
    Shape
    Sierra
    Slam
    Smithsonian Magazine
    Soccer America
    Town & Country
    Traditional Home
    True West
    Us Weekly
    Utne Reader
    Vegetarian Times
    VegNews Magazine
    Vibe Magazine
    VIV Magazine
    Weight Watchers
    Woman's Day
    Womens Adventure Magazine
    Women's Health
    Wood Magazine
    Woodcraft Magazine
    Woodworker's Journal
    Working Mother
    Writer
    Yoga Journal

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    Great tip, thanks. I'm really surprised at the quantity and quality available.

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    It works. Unfortunately my library didn't have one single photography magazine available.
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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by jparker71 View Post
    Great tip, thanks. I'm really surprised at the quantity and quality available.

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    Really? My has the popular photograph Magazine.

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    It's very simple to get set up. Able to get a few loaded with out any problem.

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    One question I can see them. But when I go to read them, I get error, my device doesn't have flash.... Are we able to see the downloaded magazines through the app or how do we view them ?

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    The problem is that most libraries have subscriptions to exciting publications the likes of Women's Adventure magazine or Yoga journal.
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    I havent looked into setting any of this up yet but to the ops and others that provided info in here, thank you! I never would have thought about looking into this but my wife will probably love this. She reads books and magazines all the time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorrien12 View Post
    One question I can see them. But when I go to read them, I get error, my device doesn't have flash.... Are we able to see the downloaded magazines through the app or how do we view them ?

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    Good question. After you get the Magazine. Don't read it througj Zinio website. Why you need to go to playstore and download the Zinio app. It's free

    After you get their app, download the magazines and read it only from their apps.

    Yeah not sure why you need flash to read it from their website but not through their app. Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swisstrader View Post
    The problem is that most libraries have subscriptions to exciting publications the likes of Women's Adventure magazine or Yoga journal.
    That's somewhat true but you can't argue with free. My library also has ESPN, Road and Track, Car and Driver, and Rolling Stones magazines. I would pay money for those subscriptions.

    So no, it's not all Yoga and Women's Health )

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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    I told my wife her and I are signing up for library cards and going and getting them this weekend. My wife prefers apple products, luckily Zimio (mentioned above and also what our library uses for digital content) is available for our awesome platform as well as her platform. I just need to figure out how to make it work for both of our chosen devices (me = Note 3 and Nexus 7 her = iphone 5 and ipad mini).
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    Default Re: How to get Free digital magazines to your device and it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by ballisticn8 View Post
    I told my wife her and I are signing up for library cards and going and getting them this weekend. My wife prefers apple products, luckily Zimio (mentioned above and also what our library uses for digital content) is available for our awesome platform as well as her platform. I just need to figure out how to make it work for both of our chosen devices (me = Note 3 and Nexus 7 her = iphone 5 and ipad mini).
    It's super easy. The zinio app works for ios and Android platforms.

    If you choose you can read the magazines on pc or Mac laptops/desktops too. Just gotta find what best suits your reading needs. IPad mini, Note 3, and Nexus 7 are great platforms to read from

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    It'll probably get put on the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini. For those that have used the app can it be set up to automatically download/sync magazines so it can grab them while on the charger so we can both grab our devices on the run and if we get a stopping point the selected magazines are there and ready to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ballisticn8 View Post
    It'll probably get put on the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini. For those that have used the app can it be set up to automatically download/sync magazines so it can grab them while on the charger so we can both grab our devices on the run and if we get a stopping point the selected magazines are there and ready to go?
    Yes. There's an option through settings to automatically download new magazines when it's available. But that option is only for wifi download only. I sometimes download through 4G on note 3

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    I never read magazines without coffee. Where can I download the free coffee shop coupons?

    You've only completed half the deal.

    LOL :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I never read magazines without coffee. Where can I download the free coffee shop coupons?

    You've only completed half the deal.

    LOL :-)

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    Well I think Starbucks offer free coffee if you hand them a couple green looking paper material )

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    Worked like a dream for me. Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scribe4food View Post
    Worked like a dream for me. Thanks for the info!

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    You're welcome. Glad it worked.

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