Subscribe to the Blackle Newsletter

Eco Search


Save Paper – Download the Digital Version

We’ve covered e-books and their popularity quite extensively in past articles, and will likely continue to do so, since they’re very important in terms of ecological and economical benefaction.

Rather than keep old magazines lying around the house just waiting to be tossed in the trash heap, consider reading the digital version of Popular Science, Discover, Wired, Reader’s Digest, etc.

There are a wide array of apps you can download for free, and we’ve got the best of them listed below.

This is easily the most convenient (and cheapest) of the bunch. The top names in magazines are readily available, and regularly update when new covers are available. You’ll also get your edition before print subscribers, since it’s a digital system. Zinio also likes to send out discounts and money-off coupons to encourage new readership.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, PC/Mac

Play Magazine
This is Google’s version of a magazine reader. Any covers you purchase with this service will sync across your devices. If you have an Android phone or tablet, you can view your subscriptions anywhere.

Platforms: Android, PC/Mac (Google Play online)

Apple’s magazine reader is similar to Google’s, in that it syncs across your devices similar to iCloud. The application is skeuomorphic, meaning it takes on the look and feel of an actual book stand, which is kinda cool.

Platforms: iOS, PC/Mac (iTunes store)

While not quite a traditional magazine service like Zinio, flipboard allows you to connect to your favorite blogs, news websites, etc, and receive up-to-date stories. The app allows you to “flip” through the articles much like you would a notepad.

Platforms: iOS, Android

This app is similar to flipboard, though with a different interface. The app updates all of your stories each time you visit, so you’re continuously in the loop.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Possibly my favorite on this list besides Zinio, taptu is best used as a widget on the Android operating system. You can subscribe to your favorite tech, news, green tech, fashion, etc blogs and update them at set intervals, or manually. With the widget view, you can see article headlines without entering the app, which is extremely convenient.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Nook, Blackberry


If you read this far, we assume you found this post interesting. Please help Blackle Mag thrive by sharing it using the social media buttons below.

What did you think of this post? Let us know in the comments below.

Visit out sister site blackle.com
© 2019 Heap Media | Privacy Policy & Terms