Following on from our series “The 10 Best iPad Applications for News“, we decided to do the same for magazines. Glossies lend themselves so well to the iPad format, with its superb and shiny user experience, and we have played with some superb offerings.
Even more than newspapers, many magazine publishers seem to be pinning their future on the iPad trusting in it is a source of strong, continuous revenue, like the subscriptions of old. And there have been some good early signs, with hundreds of thousands of downloads of some apps. Some apps are simple digital editions of the print version, and some are entirely different; fully interactive and with multi-media content.