My Favorite Apps: NextIssue

I want to share with you one of my favorite apps for my ipad, Next Issue.  My husband first told me about this app after seeing a tv commercial, piquing my curiosity. I was a little hesitant at first at the price, with two pricing options: $9.99 and $14.99 a month. When I started thinking about it, it was still cheaper than the magazine subscriptions I currently was paying for! For $120/year, I have access to over 100 magazines, where in all reality would get me 6 subscriptions in paper.  Upgrading to the $14.99/month gets you access to Time, People, etc.

I currently have the $14.99 subscription, but I will be switching back to the $9.99 version at the end of the billing cycle. I have access to People magazine through my sister in law's subscription, so there's no need to pay $5 more a month for it. Ok, I may have also bought the extended subscription to get access to this:

This was a heated article from August 2013 on being childfree, and I was able to download it even though I started Next Issue in January. That's another can download back issues. Take Time for instance...there is 2 years worth of issues available! Time goes back to January 2012:

Whoa. You can see the full list of magazines here. Oh wait...look what was just added:

This is one of those magazines that is so stinking expensive on the newsstand, which makes me want it oh so much more! And now it's included in my subscription. Yessir!

What I love about it, is the fact that I have a personalized magazine rack available to me anytime, anywhere. Once you add a magazine to your library, and download an issue, you are asked whether you want the next (new) issue to automatically download. Um yeah, it's that's cool.

Overall, this is such an amazing app, service, and investment. I've been gradually canceling my paper subscriptions, and keeping a list of those that aren't available yet to check back on frequently. I hate having stacks of magazines unread in my house, then stacks of read magazines- do you throw them out? Recycle them? It's such a waste of paper! This is the perfect solution to my love of magazines, my cutting back, my budgeting, and my endless pursuit of sustainability.

This isn't a sponsored post, I just LURVE this app! You can join 30 days for free- why not give it a try?

Let me know what you think!


  1. going to have to check this app out.

  2. Once my current subscriptions end, I think I'm going to do this. I just looked and saw a bunch of magazines I currently read or would read on this APP. Do you know all of the magazines that are only available for the $14.99 price?

    Thank you for this great article.