Isn’t it amazing that we are fast becoming a paperless society? I welcome such a change and I’m glad UNO magazine is joining the bandwagon! They have entered the Apple mobile platform through an application called PressReader.
Now, we can keep a soft copy of UNO magazine wherever we go, without much need of cabinet space, and not to mention, it’s also much much cheaper too! I do know some people that would still prefer the paperback version of the magazine. For someone like me who’s a technology addict, the mobile version is much more appreciated! 🙂
UNO magazine sells at Php190 while the PressReader version sells at US$0.99 per issue. We can save almost Php150 just by downloading it through PressReader! We get the same contents, literally! The articles, photos, even the ads are in the online version! 100% scanned page by page.
Plus, the fact that PressReader is easy to use. PressReader runs on iPhones (which I have and is used for this review), iPod Touch & iPads! iPad I believe is the best gadget to view UNO magazine but my ever-reliable iPhone is good enough for me.
We can read the contents in normal mode or in landscape mode. We can zoom and scroll as we want to. We can flip the screen just like how we read conventional magazines and we can stare at those awesome high-resolution photos as long as we want to! hehehe! It’s UNO magazine, they have awesome photos, features and stuff!
If you’re tired of using your fingers to zoom, scroll, flip, you can make use of the text version of PressReader. Less effort, more time to read just not in the same format as how the magazine put it though. In order to do this, you click on the highlighted title of the article and you’ll be brought to the text version.
No more flipping & zooming. All you need to do is read from top to bottom. BUT there’s more!! You can actually have the application read the article for you. Just click the headset image at the bottom and you can listen and rest your eyes. Can the traditional UNO magazine do that? No! hehehe! That’s why I really prefer this over the usual Php190 paperback version 🙂
So far, there are 3 issues of UNO Magazine in PressReader. September, October and the recent November 2010 issue featuring Ramon Bautista & Paloma. I’ll definitely get the next issue too and the next one after that, and the rest of the future issues definitely :p
Not to mention, you get 7 free issues upon download of PressReader. I’ve used one up for UNO’s November issue and used the other one for an Inquirer issue. For my 5 remaining free issues, I’ll make sure I use it solely for UNO Magazine’s future issues.
Kudos, UNO Magazine for embracing technology! I hope other magazines follow suit too 🙂