Reviewer: Ed Sawyer
Vis-à-Vis is a fantastically interactive and compelling publication. It’s variety of content that grabs the user and throws them headfirst into interviews and photoshoots with celebrities puts it right up there
Reviewer: Andy Stevens
We'll wager that serious prog-heads, and other rock fans, who dip their toes into this loosely-defined genre will enjoy this app's appeal...
Supporters who grew up with the independent and open-minded fanzine spirit will welcome Eleven as an addition to their online newsstand.
The best in contemporary photography is in the monthly BJP digital download
Rhythm is a delight to flick through. Each page has clear, sharp images, which fit effortlessly alongside the text.
You'll find not a jot of leaden on-message wheel spins from the lumbering PR juggernauts of the studio machine here.
Reviewer: Lewis Shaw
It's simple design and subtle inclusion of multimedia lends itself to letting the reader admire the central ethos of the magazine: a one of a kind travel-reading experience.
As an iPad companion which serious amateurs can pop into their camera bag, Practical Photography's digital version excels across both format and function.
There's not a hint of stuffy lab-coat in this mag, which oozes a distinctly youthful, modern vigour.
Reviewer: Luke Hodgetts
A well-written, free digital magazine that benefits from plenty of up-to-date move clips and flowing reviews.
Reviewer: Esther Kezia Harding
The Long + Short is a digital-first publication by Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation. Its content is clever and engaging, but does it do enough to make up for a frustrating reading experience?
The digital version plays a solid game which embraces the versatility of the digital format, coupled with a strong design ethos.
Reviewer: Kat Ballett
The app embraces the use of technology and caters to iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and on a website in ‘print’ or ‘tablet’ form.
Relix is a fantastic and thoroughly engaging read.. the depth and broadness of the content is extraordinary
Reviewer: Andy Chatfield
All in all this is a thoroughly satisfying iPad magazine to read and watch....the video channel is a particular treat.
Al Jazeera's digital magazine plays correctly and highly effectively to the accurate old adage that a picture paints a thousand words.
This free and digital-only magazine is a feast for the eyes, with a twisted mix of photography, layout and graphic design
Readers will still be stoked by strong visuals and glorious gobbets of gonzo editorial edginess.
Reviewer: Harry Usborne
A thorough, well-designed digital only magazine, which provides an outstanding array of bodybuilding expertise.
Featured bands are key elements of this mag overlaid with scrollable editorial features for hardcore fans or shorter pieces for those simply dipping in and out.
This digital mag is guided by the free spirit of independent cinema rather than the mainstream big screen. It's a French thing, and all the better for it.
A very enjoyable, and educating read for anybody interested in stargazing or space in general.
Rock Sound is a thoroughly engaging magazine, connecting you with the latest gossip and boisterous nature of the metal and punk-pop world.
The New British's red mist descends in a daring, documentary-style digital magazine that gives mainstream app expectations a regal kicking.
Brilliant Baking Magazine is the best way to receive the latest baking news and celebrity interviews at your fingertips.
Unlike some free digital weeklies, you won't feel shortchanged on the content front, nor have the nagging notion that it's merely an advertising hook for something deeper and better which involves parting with your cash.
The Atlantic Magazine doesn't pander to the often-expected industry norms of the digital format, such as throwing major league interactivity into the mix, sometimes for the hell of it.
Reviewer: Zara-Ann Hughes
Overall, this entertaining app has taken advantage of the digital platform with accessibility and interactivity at the forefront.
John Lewis's aspirational quarterly confection of fashion, beauty, gifts, gadgetry - plus all-round good stuff that you're simply dying to buy - is showcased over 70 or so pages of high-end digital magazine, packed with engaging visuals and sparky editorial.
Stupendously rude, merciless and unabashed in its dissections of the over-primped and the ego-driven ... Popbitch's digital version is reassuringly steadfast in its task of flaming the fluff.
..there's a sprinkling of thought-provoking daily quotes from the great and good, which play well to the Twittersphere and Facebook readers in The Week's comprehensive and unfussy digital package.
Its features are fast and furious, squaring up strongly to the strengths of digital-land.
Harrods' free digital mag monthly is alive and right up there at you, bringing aspirational style and fashion to your screen without the poker-face.
Vice is firmly out of the digital shadows - and making a strong play for the newsstand of convention-busting culture vultures the world over.
As Snoovies magazine is there purely to be watched, the navigation is as intuitive and simple as you would hope.
Sharply written with passion and insight, with a running thread of wry British understatement that is echoed in the magazine's quality design values.
The recipe photos in Lakeland's tablet edition leap off the page and properly tantalise the taste buds, with a sprinkling of animation to boot.
Any chef, cook or foodie, right through to the occasional kitchen dabbler, will find plenty of kitchen inspiration with Good Food for iPhone.
Vanity Fair's iPhone edition uses the simplest, but most effective, of textual innovations, that makes you wonder why more digital mags are yet to tap into it themselves.
Esquire Weekly delivers eight bitesize sections every Thursday for a price that won't break the bank
You'll find yourself whisking through up-to-date features barely a minute after logging in your details. Now that's a result in itself.
Reviewer: Simon Poynter
The digital edition of Fast Ford is a deceptively simple port of its print counterpart, with subtle, useful features that add an extra layer to the straightforward page-turning experience.
Digital Photographer has a beautiful design and layout that does make for an enjoyable read on a tablet
Reviewer: Sean Keach
T3’s iPad edition is brimming with video, audio, animation, and touchables aplenty.
Top Gear Magazine is the benchmark for iPad magazines. Fantastic content is displayed perfectly on Apple’s tablet in an app that has clearly been built from the ground up to take full advantage of the technology available.
You can buy individual digital editions of 220 Triathlon for a relative snip. The download time for iPad is quick and you won't have to jump through hoops before the mag appears.
Fast Bikes is a quick way to get the best printed superbike news and features on your tablet or mobile. It’s quick, straightforward and simple to navigate and download.
The magazine’s entirely digital focus, complete with its impressive interactivity and clever use of social media, means that Photography Week excels at just about everything that a digital magazine should.
Reviewer: Rachel Lily
The Sunday Mirror has some of the juiciest interviews and funniest columns I have ever read in a fashion mag, and they can all be found in ‘Notebook’.
Reviewer: Sam Howlett
Saga’s digital magazine is simple all-round. The app is easy to navigate with a basic swipe-through menu that allows you to buy individual magazines or download them as part of a subscription.
The iPad app is a near-direct copy of the print magazine, but the digi-magazine does offer multiple links which offer a new level of interactivity.
Reviewer: Geraldine John
Olive magazine has a great balance of features, reviews, articles and recipes. A lot of food magazines are just cookbooks in disguise but not this one.
The great interactivity in this digital magazine really sets it apart from anything you can pick up in the shop.
VW Camper and Bus magazine knows its readers and shares their passion. For that alone, the iPad version's an amiable travel companion to keep with the boiled sweets in the retro-chic glovebox when you hit the open road.
Look offers a ‘tap and buy’ option which means that on the fashion and beauty features, you can literally tap the product and it will take you directly to the page so that you can buy there and then.
Overall, InStyle’s content is fantastic. It is packed with beauty, fashion and celeb news which will suit the girly-girl subscribers.
AP has kept up with the growing trend towards tablet reading, making a digitally formatted version of the magazine that is available on every app store.
Lean, mean and expertly edited, Apps Magazine offers informative coverage of the software that’s changing our mobile-minded lives forever. Bringing long-overdue order to the chaos of the app store, this mag is a must for anyone with a smartphone or tablet.
Android Magazine’s gone all-in on the alien OS, and it’s definitely paid off. This cutting-edge compendium will have you welcoming the Google mothership in minutes.
It’s great to see that this magazine is thinking away from the flat format of a page and trying to make the most of touchscreen tech.
What Car is very well formatted for the screen and has lots of features that take it a long way from its print counterpart.
Stuff’s digital magazine is quick, slick, and full of energy.
This magazine is the title of choice when it comes to Formula One news.
As a standalone magazine, it is easy to recommend the knowledge and in-depth analysis offered by AutoSport. As long as you love everything to do with motor racing, you’ll love this magazine.
Game Informer is so far detached from its print origins, it’s probably forgotten what paper looks like.
The magazine has lovely imagery and prides itself on having some of the best food photography and I can’t say I disagree. There is a good balance between having recipes and features.
The app is bright and visual, combining timely, newsy mini-features from the tennis week with pin-sharp photography and additional information - both words and pictures - which are the quickest of taps away.
Men’s Fitness offers an in-depth guide for any man wanting to step up the intensity of their training regime or who is looking to make his first steps into the world of fitness altogether.
The layout of the magazine is one of the most straightforward out there. News, features and readers’ letters alike don’t deviate from the same format: a large, clear column of text is dotted with small landscape pictures.
In the realm of technology reporting, WIRED UK is about as close to James Bond as it gets.
If there’s one magazine app that you need to subscribe to now, it is Glamour magazine. Easily downloaded via Magvault.com for free, the app directs you on how to purchase the monthly magazine or yearly subscription.
Waitrose Weekend, which we're reviewing here, offers a selection of complementary culinary storms to whip up and impress family and friends, plus gardening, home decor, features, interviews, blogs and special offers from the supermarket itself every week.
Having been voted the App of the Year, already the bar was set pretty high for the Grazia magazine app. And ‘meno male’, the app really did live up to its reputation.
The Home App that you’ll first download is one of the clearest and nicest-looking on the App Store. On the iPad, the premium feel continues when you open an issue: pages load quickly and any additional media runs seamlessly.
For a magazine with distinctly cut-and-paste '80s roots, it offers a pretty decent experience for the digital generation.
Don't expect lots of interactive bells and whistles. But do expect great photography, plus bonus photos of the 'Shot!' and 'Match of the Month' features, for example, for magazine subscribers accessing its digital version.
Best Fit provides a fitness manual that covers the moves and meals that make up a healthy lifestyle. Whether your figure is ample or Adonis-like, Best Fit’s selection of expert interviews and in-depth exercise plans could be all the motivation you’ve been looking for to push your workout to the next level.
Despite the cliché of living life in the fast lane, riding isn’t always about taking your life in your hands. Motorcycle Sport and Leisure takes a more relaxed look at bikes, a self-confessed grown-up magazine for those who just enjoy life on two wheels.
Heat magazine is the hottest magazine for finding out the best celebrity gossip you need to know. Alongside its fantastic life stories and exclusive interviews, you’ll find yourself immersed in all things celebrity, showbiz and style.
Elle magazine is all about ‘the girl’ inside and out, concentrating heavily on fashion, beauty and the empowerment of women. In fact, this June’s edition, editor Lorraine Candy said “although you might be buying the magazine for the fashion, it’s clear you’re a spirited and curious group of charming, supportive women interested in so much more”. And that really is all you need to know about the ethos of this magazine.
Marie Claire prides itself on teaching women to “think smart and look amazing”, giving them insightful guides on how best to dress and style themselves for their age, in particular, to help build their careers and still remain cool for the kids.
This weekly digital digest of all things fishy is a must-have for travelling anglers around Britain to carry in their kit. Just remember to keep it clear of the lugworm. It could cause a frightful mess.
Billing itself as “the best music magazine in the world”, this app has a lot to live up to. Q’s variety is unmatched, but they have decent competition in the digital marketplace.
If professional editorial shoots, smart advertising campaigns, the industry and design-based aspects of photography in general are the things that hold your interest, then Image Magazine+ is something you really shouldn’t miss out on. Created by the makers of the British Journal of Photography for the Association of Photographers (AOP), this slick looking magazine is brimming with inspiration and information for aspiring commercial photographers.
This magazine will be familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in music, and probably even those without. One of the biggest names in the business, Classic Rock is a cornerstone of music journalism. Approaching twenty years old, it refuses to slow down, with a brilliant app that takes the magazine and its content into the future.
We caught up with Arsenal Football Club's app right at the end of the English Premier League season, just after the north Londoners had ended their nine-year trophy drought with an FA Cup final victory over Hull City.
Fast Company's double act of two different but complementary content editions for tablet users will help you keep up and ahead of the curve.
Red magazine is the ideal lifestyle read, giving you sharp advice on how to keep your health, house and holiday in order with fashion and beauty articles in between. It’s quirky, mature and all about learning to love yourself and embrace the life around you – a perfect inspiration read.
Ronaldo's former Man United teammate and England star Rio Ferdinand has always seen the bigger picture beyond his football career. It's no surprise, then, that this savvy south Londoner's editorial imprint should appear on an aspirational style app.
Top international footballers being promoted as high-end brands is hardly a new phenomenon in this era of eye-watering wealth for the beautiful game. You may, for instance, have heard of someone called David Beckham. So there's your answer.
British GQ has produced a benchmark app for iPhone, with dazzling simplicity and an apparent effortlessness that will delight readers.
National Geographic has taken full advantage of what is on offer with a digital issue, without going over-the-top and taking away from the powerful images and stories.With the additional savings from the direct subscription, this is a very easy recommendation.
The London Evening Standard, the English capital's daily newspaper, is now more than just a high-speed grab on the hoof from a station newsstand, as you dash to cram yourself on the next Tube train.
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