ManFromGlass wrote:Interesting. My problem is one of bandwidth. Would I use less if I didn’t download the entire issue?
Yes. That is the reason why our App development supplier Twixl Media have moved to this Article-based format rather than the previous Issue-based one. It lets you download only articles you wish to keep, without needing to download the whole magazine tablet edition and thus uses up less bandwidth and less storage space (unless you do indeed download the whole issue).
I also rarely watch SOS videos or listen to the audio blog articles for the same reason. I know I’m missing an important part of the SOS experience.
If you have a tablet sub bought directly from SOS (ie. not from Apple) then it comes with 4 ways to view/access our monthly content, and each have their own benefits.
The Digital sub's FULL ISSUE PDF
(see your My Account > Downloads library) is available to read both on tablet and smartphone and does allow full pinch-zoom of any page. The Tablet app does not (technical reasons but we're hoping to get Twixl to add it back!).
The Digital sub also includes Web access
to open the locked-for-5-months articles, and some have video links to our YouTube channel and downloadable hi-res ZIPs and/or MP3 audio in our SoundCloud channel player.
Recently, we added the Replica Digital Magazine
, which opens only in a browser, is not downloadable, but gives you the effect of flicking through magazine pages. This is currently free
for everyone as a gesture of goodwill during the pandemic, but now comes as part of all sold DIGITAL subs but only when bought from SOS site (not from Apple).
Digital and Print+Digital subscribers will find the replica DM in their REPLICA tab of My Account. Anyone else can claim it at www.soundonsound.com/digital-magazine
Also zoom is very useful for these old eyes!
Agreed, hence why we now include a bonus Full Issue PDF with every Digital subscription. And with the dropping of VAT on digital subs in the UK recently, this is even better value than before!