Saturday 30 April 2016

Zero in on the good things

Z is for Zinio and zzzss

A-Z Challenge – Apps in April

This is the last post in the A to Z challenge for 2016 where over 1300 bloggers have posted each day in April. Zero in on these posts for some excellent reading.

Today I have the last two apps in my Apps in April series, both from the same company.

Zinio for Libraries

This is the app to get if your library loans emagazines through Zinio.

1.. Locate Zinio on your library’s website.
2. Sign up with your library membership details through the library site.
3. Browse and choose magazines of interest. Each library will have a different collection.
4. Download the Zinio for Libraries app for iOS or Android and sign in with the password you created on your library site.
5. Refresh the library and the magazines you chose are ready to be downloaded to your device. Enjoy!


This is the app to get if you wish to pay a subscription for a magazine which is not available through your library’s site. For example my library does not have Inside History but it is available for subscription through Zinio.

Sign up to Zinio with your own details, not those of your library membership to browse thousands of magazines available through paid subscription. Some magazines offer a free download as a trial before you need to pay. Over 5000 magazines available. App for iOS and Android.

Now it’s time for me to get some zzz..sss after a tiring month of keeping up the daily posts. I do hope you’ve found at least one, new to you app.

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  1. I have so enjoyed your posts Carmel. It was an interesting topic which kept me awake all the way to zzzzland.

    1. Thank you Jill. Now I need to get back to some family history with all those inspirational posts people like Pauleen have written, I realise I know very little!! There is no way I could have done an ancestor a day either. Thank you for all your comments and encouragement along the way.

  2. I'll have to check to see if my local library loans eMagazines. That would be awesome.

    Weekends in Maine

  3. Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge.

    Alex's Ninja Minion

  4. Zinio is fantastic!
    I signed up through my local library and now I can read New Scientist for free.
    Where would we be without our local library?
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Another app l have a log in for but can't remember why I did this. I can totally recommend LastPass. Without managing my passwords I would never remember all these apps I have signed up for in the past. Congratulations on completing the A to Z. Most interesting selection.

    1. Thanks for visiting regularly, I appreciate all the comments. I decided to add anything I signed up to, to a spreadsheet and every now and then I look at it and go back and delete some accounts but some are difficult to find where to delete accounts!

  6. Lurve Zinio.....such a treat. Well done Carmel! We did it!


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