Best Windows 8 Apps
26 June 2016
The Texture app works well on my both my Windows 8.1 Surface RT tablet and Surface Pro 3 tablet/laptop. I love having a huge variety of magazines with me online or offline whenever I have a little time to read.
13 May 2016
I love the variety of magazines, but.... it sucks. Every new issue download takes no less than 10-15 minutes and typically crashes my Surface in the process. If there were comparable options, I'd dump this faster than you can toss back issues in a recycle bin. Grrrr.
10 May 2016
I just got the subscription again and I cannot get the catalog and use it on my surface tablet. Very disappointed and cancelling...
4 May 2016
Any magazine I try to view, I get an window that says "server error". The Android and iOS apps work wonderfully but this one isn't functional at all.
18 March 2016
Cannot open app on Surface Pro at all. Signed up and can't sign into app. Contacted customer service and waiting for reply. If there was another similar service, I'd drop this and go with a different one. Going to see if a different company offers this. Probably worst app I've used.
13 March 2016
Works ok on my I-pad, windows will not even load
28 February 2016
Downloaded to my PC, but the app doesn't open. Guess I'll go back to reading on my iPhone. Why have an app available if it doesn't work?
11 February 2016
I have never been able to download and read the magazines I have selected on any of my electronic devices, even before the name change of this company.
I am retired and looked forward to reading my magazines at home and when traveling. Never has happened. I stopped the Nextissue and thought I give Texture a try. NOT WORKING!!!
I had Next Issue for over a year, but I'm not going to wait on this one for a year. They got me good for over a year, but not this time.
NOT WORTH THE AGGREVATION!!! I'M UNSUBSCRIBBING, NEXT MONTH.
Unhappy Senior Citizen.
14 December 2015
PC crashes when rotates to portrait view. Company knows about this issue and has yet to correct it.
11 September 2015
This app pales in comparison to the next issue app on my wife's ipad . This app needs some serious updating for windows to get to four or five stars.
9 September 2015
unable to open download or do anything other than installing app on my PC. not worth having subscription if can't use it on PC. Not worth getting on PC as doesn't work.
30 August 2015
Terrible app on Windows 8. Doesn't come up. If there was a ZERO star I would give it that!
18 August 2015
Great deal. Wish I could mark that I read an issue
5 August 2015
Can't open any magazines to read, sucks
3 August 2015
I love the app, but it doesn't work on my Surface 3 Pro. I've been in touch with there support & they were kind enough to send me a one month refund, but I'm now moving into the third month without a fix.
1 August 2015
25 July 2015
I love reading on my tablet or phone as everything loads so quickly but that is not the case when trying to view on a PC. Slow loading to get it started which is a bummer.
19 July 2015
Would be much better if you could search like on the iPad! Other than that, great app...
14 July 2015
RE: Win 8.1 App
I've yet to have an easy time using this app on Windows 8.1.
The first problem is how slow it starts. I usually have to wait minutes before ANYTHING HAPPENS. I stare at the motionless screen of magazine covers, wondering how much longer I need to wait or if the app is even working, crashed or frozen. There is nothing to click on for status. The only options you have at this point is to close the program or wait some more.
Having several PCs, I can confirm that happens on all of my win 8.1 systems. I currently testing the app as I type this; 8 minutes into starting the app and still nothing available to read or select -- just the same dead screen of magazine covers.
Yet, the app for my android tablet works fine without any trouble or delay. Next issue is better suited for android handhelds/tablets. I highly recommend using those apps instead if you can.
Note to Windows users: beware the poor quality of this app.
7 July 2015
Does not Work on Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 Will not open magazines says "Sever Error" so therefore useless for me.
5 July 2015
It is nice to have access to back issues, but the app itself needs serious upgrades. This is the only electronic reading app I use that will not allow you to save articles, or at least bookmark them. This is a deal breaker for me and I will probably unsubscribe if there is not an update soon. You also cannot jump to articles from the index as you can Kindle, etc. Neither is there a "go to" feature to enter page numbers after you find them in the index. The carousel is a nice touch, but even on my Surface Pro 3, it is nearly unreadable.
In short, the idea of multiple magazine (all you can read) subscriptions for one price is a fantastic one! The app though, is somewhat archaic.
But now All I get is a black screen after the issue downloads. I have uninstalled and reinstalled nothing fixes the problem I am going to try a few more times but if that does not work I will be canceling my account
27 June 2015
This app simply does not work at all with Windows 8.1. When I open the app, all I get is a background screen picture of magazine covers. Otherwise, not functional in any way! Can't even get a menu or do anything but open and close the app. I paid good money for this app that does not work!
23 June 2015
I cant access my library to read maaazines
22 June 2015
Installed it - read ab9ut 3 issues of MacCleans, tried adding more magazines the app stopped responding. I unistalled it reinstalled it etc etc and it only goes as far as the splash screen. I mean in todays world you would think they could at least offer a error message instead of just letting the app hang forever.
25 May 2015
But you need a reasonably powered device and fast internet or you're going to get frustrated and write one of these erroneous reviews saying it's a terrible app. And it works fine to read a mag without an internet connection. Just be sure you have a complete download. I use it on my old 10.1" tab and it's not particularly fast to load but it does load reasonably well with fast internet. My 2013 version of Nexus 7 is much faster. And the mags you load make a great difference. Architectural Digest takes much longer than The New Yorker... and with good reason. The art in AD is superb. For travelers this is an answered prayer.
24 May 2015
No space on my cell or tablet. on pc. downloaded from windows store. Where is it? please help
13 May 2015
What a great idea to have all these magazines I like available in one site and onw subscription. I would hate to see this end because the GUI is so slow and cumbersome. I would like to copy articles or photos to share with friends and have my own library to down load things I'fd like to refer to. Best of Luck
2 May 2015
I am frustrated - I could not see new magazines all day - so deleted and reinstalled, now can't even login. IPad works fine. I don't want to use my iPad so I will cancel
24 April 2015
Tried on several Windows 8 based devices and cannot get it to load on any of them. Totally frustrating. Works great on my iPad and Android based tablet.