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2.0 out of 5 stars Used to be Excellent, Update Has Made it Poor, 22 May 2014
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This review is from: GQ Magazine UK (Kindle Tablet Edition) (App)
First of, as others have said, you still need to pay for any issues you want to view, the app is only a way to view and buy them.

The app used to be excellent, the magazine's were interactive, adding to what was already in the print version with other types of media like videos or sound clips. Certain articles had more information when clicking on them, or various other features not possible in print. Articles were also laid out for use in the app, so there was no need to zoom in or scroll around a page to read info. One of the reasons I kept my subscription was because the experience was so good.

That version was easily worth 5 stars , as it ran very smoothly and had lots of features whilst looking great the whole time.

They have recently 'upgraded' the app to remove most of these features. The download versions now seem to be exact copies of the print version with no extra features. Basically an exact scan of every page. The new app is very slow on my Kindle Fire HDX, although I've downloaded an.issue, flicking through the pages isn't smooth, and frequently you get to a page which hasn't downloaded and only begins to download when you open it. Sometimes when I'm reading a page, the magazine will flick back to the previous page, which is obviously very annoying. As the layout isn't designed for the screen, you're now required to zoom and scroll just to read the article.

I've given 2 stars as I like the magazine content, but the new presentation is a massive downgrade. The experience detracts from the magazine content now, were previously it had enhanced it.
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