I have an addiction to magazines, especially food magazines. Over the years I have subscribed to different magazines and they take a lot of space in the house. Since I bought my iPad, couple years ago, I've started to read books on my iPad and magazines. It does cut down on clutter in the house. I travel a lot by plane, car, train and have to be careful of what I am bringing with me. Often I will only bring one carry-one and one backpack, like I did for a 3 weeks in Asia. There is no way that I could bring book and magazines with me. No space and I did not want the extra weight. And what do you do on a long 13 hour flight? Watch movies and read. I was so glad that I had everything in my iPad.
Recently Rogers launched Next Issue Canada. Before going to Toronto, last weekend, I downloaded the app and started a Free 30 day trial. I read on the way to Toronto and on the way back. I had downloaded many magazines to keep me busy for the road. When I came back home I did try it on my Nexus 7. The two platforms display the content almost identically. I found that if you own one or the other the whole reading experience is very pleasant.
Pros about Next Issue Canada:
-It is linked to my Rogers account (but you don't need a Rogers account to subscribe)
-When a new issue is available, users are notified through email
-The magazines themselves do not take hundred of megabytes
-Users have access to previous months
-Digital-only bonus content - Many of the top magazines include extras like videos, interactive maps
-Price: 100+ magazines for as low as $9.99 a month for the basic plan is a pretty good deal
-I would like to have access to more French magazines (I heard that it is coming)
You can choose between two plans:
- Unlimited Basic - Over 100 magazines, $9.99 a month
Get unlimited access to popular monthly magazines, including Chatelaine, Consumer Reports, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Food Network, Saveur and more.
- Unlimited Premium - Over 115 magazines, $14.99 a month
Get everything the Basic plan has to offer plus unlimited access to popular weekly magazines like MacLean's, The New Yorker, Time, Hello! Canada, Sports Illustrated and more.
For my 30 day trial I decided to try the Unlimited Premium and here are some of my favorite magazines:
I have been a subscriber for many years. I love this magazine. This month issue is filled with comforting soup recipes, what to serve at your next TV party, how to use broccoli raab. And I love the gorgeous pictures.
Every month I can't wait to read Chatelaine. In this month's issue classic comfort foods get a healthy makeover. Indulge in Macaroni & cheese with Roasted Butternut Squash, Streusel-Crunch Blueberry Muffins, Turkey & White Bean Soup. I also like the section about weeknight suppers.
This is another magazine that I like to read. Super bowl is coming and they are featuring fun super bowl snacks like yummy Buffalo Fried Shrimp, Mini Meatball Sandwiches, New 7-Layer Dips. You will also find hearty dinner under 500 calories.
We all know the famous allrecipes website. Why not try Stuffed Peppers with Turkey and Vegetables from this issue. They also have Super Bowl recipes like Southern Pimento Cheese, Finger Lickin' Onion Dip, Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Seven Layer Dip II, Fusion Chili. All the recipes are easy to prepare and your guests will love your food.
This magazine is a real treat for me to read. I love to travel all over the world. I can now have access to issues since January 2012. I can spend hours reading Condé Nast Traveler. The pictures are gorgeous. It makes me dream of my next trip discovering The World's Best Hotels in this issue.
Right now, Next Issue Canada is offering a FREE 30 Day Trial with not commitment and you can cancel online at anytime.