appicon

Analog Science Fiction andFact

, Free, Add to My Apps | Access data API
Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Analog Science fiction andFact
Description
Published since 1930, Analog Science fiction and Fact is one of the most enduring and popular magazines of science fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on realistic stories that reflect high standards of scientific accuracy, imagination, and lively articles about current research on the frontiers of real science. A recurrent theme in both fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impact of science and technology. ANALOG has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and other awards acknowledging it as a leading periodical in the field. Analog is home to many bestselling authors, including Robert J. Sawyer, Michael F. Flynn, Stephen Baxter, Catherine Asaro, and Harry Turtledove, Joe Haldeman and Ben Bova. Analog Science fiction and Fact features 12 issues (8 single issues and 2 double issues). Magazine Subscriptions are available for purchase inside this app. One year subscription - $29.99 (automatically renewed until canceled) Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your account settings after purchase on your device. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Please visit http://www.magzter.com/ns/privacy-policy.html for our Privacy Policy and http://www.magzter.com/ns/terms_condition.html for our Terms & Conditions
Analog
by Centex99 on 2017/05/19 02:34
I am delighted to have Analog available in digital format. It provides that wonderful mixture of factual science, art, and all the genres of Science Fiction in one volume. I am sure nobody truly likes all the stories, but we all find some which superbly fit our tastes. I have been a subscriber to the print version for over 30 years, but my eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I can not read the print version. There are minor irritations -- my pet peeve is that after i expand the page, i have to shrink it again to turn the page. But that is minor compared to the pleasure of reading again.
Buyer beware .
by sunlessjayhawk on 2016/10/27 05:02
You pay for magazines & then they want to repurchase the magazine to download them.
Quality not what it used to be
by Gungadin21 on 2016/03/25 14:15
I've been reading Analog since the late '60s. At one time, I couldn't wait to get my monthly SF fix, often reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. But, over the last decade or so I feel the quality of writing has slowly degraded. Stories have gone from wonderful explorations of new worlds to thinly vailed vehicles to promote some sort of political agenda. I now suffer thru each issue, which may take me a week to do now. And, I'm finding myself more and more skipping a story, something I haven't done since originally subscribing over 40 years ago as a kid. To bad. I mourn the loss of a great magazine.
Great content with an interface that is need of a serious update
by Pacerredux on 2015/10/30 21:33
I subscribe because I love the Analog content. On the basis of the content, I would give it five stars. However, I find the interface to be unbelievably bad. It's awkward and cumbersome to read the content on an iPhone or an iPad. Analog, please update the interface and make it easier for your customers to read and navigate. Thanks.
Not great for IPhones
by Mt. Vernon Don on 2015/10/25 12:18
While I love the content and will continue to read Analog in on form or another, this version has two major flaws for iPhone readers: First, the insistence on the two column version means you will consistently have to stretch and zoom on each page. There is no way to simply move from one page to the next. There is no way to select a comfortable font size to read in. The other major problem is that the app won't automatically save your place like many other e-book apps. If you forget to bookmark when you stop reading, you are forced to search for where you left off. The developers should work on these flaws in future versions.
Super
by tmgrlNY on 2015/10/02 13:31
Best feature for me is not having to try to hold the magazine open since the spine doesn't give easily. I can read one side of the page at a time on my iPad and it gives me several options her font size. It is literally perfect. The only downside in the app is turning pages. There's a trick to getting it in just the right place to turn the page which is usually at the bottom when you finish the first page but sometimes the pay just flip around and don't want to turn. I seem to have the trick of it now. Love love love the magazine in this format.
A great way to read science fiction
by Jeff Hollman on 2015/08/22 02:40
Although I loved buying copies at the bookstore, and holding the paper magazine version, now after subscribing and reading on the iPad for about 6 months, I'm hooked and there is no going back. I'm very happy!
Analog!
by JanitaB on 2015/03/18 00:49
The app needs work, but the content is still great. Developers: check out the Huffington Post for a really good magazine app.
Still Needs Work
by Too Tall George on 2015/02/16 23:36
The app is formatted like the print magazine, which is not ideal to the iPad. The app does not remember your place in the magazine where you stopped reading, and bookmarks frequently just go away. Still, it's Analog. The content is great.
Love it
by Spintronic31 on 2015/01/22 07:51
I can't resist buying a subscription when it is 50% off!
Great content. Buggy execution.
by SC-Texas on 2015/01/09 03:42
The bookmark function occasionally loses your bookmarks. Layout. It's okay. Same great content that it has always been.
Great Content
by MacMuse on 2014/11/09 02:34
Analog remains my favorite printed source for new sci-fi. I wish they could get the app out of Newsstand. Standalone apps are much easier to work with.
Content good, layout bad
by ABR3434 on 2014/10/25 19:26
The app isn't really set up for reading on the iPad. It's just a shrunk-down version of the magazine page itself, so you end up doing a lot of pinch-zoom and sliding-around gymnastics. Too bad.
Ripoff
by Ajw6vd on 2014/10/04 04:22
I paid for a year subscription of asimovs and analog through magster and now I don't have access to any issues. It wants me to pay again. I tries contacting them twice but never heard back. Less than one star
Wants me to pay again
by zonebob on 2014/09/16 16:12
I have a subscription, and I'm logged in to the app, but it wants me to buy the current issue again. I already read part of it on my other device.
Old Friend.
by Ed111db on 2014/09/10 14:27
I have been reading this mag for a LLONG time , and it is hard to find in print. Now I can carry it around and read when I want to
Great mag, very limited app
by iYaiYai on 2014/05/01 17:54
I changed my subscription from paper version to this app. The app is usable, but disappointing, because it's far behind iBooks in usability. (1) Can't set font size. You can magnify by stretching with your fingers and pan around the page, but you have to do it every time you turn the page. It's hard to turn pages if you magnify: have to pan to the right margin, then catch and pull the little black border behind the margin. (3) There are no bookmarks. (4) One great feature of iBook is that you can select a word and look up its definition; this app doesn't let you select. The very first issue I got (Jan/Feb'13) had a full-page ad covering what in the print edition is a half-page ad with a half page of text under it. The text was totally missing. Luckily, my print and online editions overlap by that issue, so I could read it on paper and go on.
Magazine is excellent, app less so
by inflatabl on 2014/04/20 23:25
This magazine has been around for ever, and is pretty awesome. Perhaps doesn't have the budget it used to have, but still has high standards for science fiction. The app is powered by Magzter however, and it it leaves something to be desired. My biggest beef: it won't remember what page I was on (or even what issue I was reading) if I haven't visited the app in awhile! That drives me nuts!,
Lose your page every time!!!!!!!
by KireP on 2014/02/15 07:50
Magzter provides an absolutely terrible platform PDF like, but at its worst. Font size is fixed, can just zoom in as in PDF Cannot look up definitions Lose you page every time you come back Unacceptable Stay with paper or kindle versions
Not for those who have already paid for print subscription
by NYCDoc on 2014/02/02 04:07
It is very disappointing that you have to buy a second subscription. Hopefully Dell will fire magzter and make their own app some day.
Great magazine, terrible on the ipad
by Raga1 on 2014/01/29 02:15
I love Analog but it's horrendous on the ipad. As others have mentioned, you can't adjust light or size through the terrible bookstore app and worse , no book marks so you have to search for your page every time you read. Just terrible. Update: I migrated over to the Magzter app and now I can enjoy Analog properly.
Just get the paper version
by Neal Appeal on 2013/12/07 02:04
Analog publishes some great science fiction, but unfortunately it is very unpleasant to try to read any of it with their app. Like trying to read a photo of a magazine. Terrible, especially on the iPhone. Just get the paper version.
Much prefer Kindle app
by mbowles on 2013/11/30 03:59
This is my first try at reading something in Newsstand and I have to say I much prefer reading this in the Kindle app. I quickly tired of the Magzter app (edition?) not keeping my place and having to locate where I left off. The Kindle app offers better viewing and formatting options. I don't know if it is Magzter or Newsstand I am disappointed with but for now at least I will be sticking with my Kindle app.
Nice app
by sactjs on 2013/04/18 01:39
I have been a paper Analog subscriber for a year and my renewal just came in the mail. I decided to purchase the iPhone subscription instead, since the 1 year iphone subscription was on sale for 20.99. I was a little hesitant to do away with my hard copies of Analog but now that I downloaded and read through the first issue using the app, I think I will get used to this format and eventually like it better. The app itself is easy to use and doesn't get in the way of reading the stories. The use is smooth and easy to zoom and look at the cover and pictures, which look great on the retina display. I also like that the table of contents is hyperlinked and that I can now read analog in bed without my wife complaining about the light keeping her awake. Only thing i wish is that we could subscribe once and get both phone and printed copies, like I can with the Economist. I called to ask about it but the Analog person said the subscriptions are separate so you'd have to pay the 20.99 for the iPhone subscription and another $35 for the print subscription...so I opted for iPhone only. I would even pay a little extra to get both bot not $55. I'm really happy with this iPhone app though, and highly recommend Analog for those sci-Fi fans out there.
Highly Entertaining
by Gozer85 on 2013/03/12 18:47
I bought my first issue this month, very fun and entertaining read. Good Sci-Fi and a few factual articles.
A Tradition Now Digital
by titus02906 on 2013/02/22 13:06
I have read Analog for years, ever since Ben Bova edited. It has always been a joy to read. But now, since so many magazine sellers have either gone belly up or gone for the sales of more large scale titles, it has been hard to find "in the wild" as it were. It was indeed a joy to find this and it's sister pub Asimov's in Newstand. Well worth it. If you enjoy sci-fi as it has been meant to be, thoughtful, informative and entertaining, give these titles a try. And then subscribe. They deserve to thrive.
The Only Reason...
by LeoinSA on 2012/10/31 21:00
…I rated this app a 3 is because of the content - Analog. I first subscribed to Analog when I was 12 - some 50 years ago! Over the years - changing addresses and other factors sadly allowed the print subscription to expire. Now with this app and a yearly subscription I will again enjoy the content - the interface - not so much. A modicum of 21st century app development would enable this app to do more than passively display text - but that's all it does. No bookmark capability, no basic TOC interactivity - you get the idea. The app itself rates a .1 star. Geez folks, hire a competent app developer for a couple days and at least get this app into the basic usability stadium instead of standing out in the street and wondering why it's getting savaged by users.
Difficult to use with no bookmarking
by iPerson on 2012/10/16 01:04
I was excited to see Analog in the Newsstand, but disappointed in the features. The table of contents isn't touch sensitive, you have to manually page all the way through to an article. But the biggest missing feature is any type of bookmarking or way for the app to remember where you were reading last. When you exit the app, all is cleared. Anxiously awaiting an update to make the app usable...
Analog
by Centex99 on 2017/05/19 02:34
I am delighted to have Analog available in digital format. It provides that wonderful mixture of factual science, art, and all the genres of Science Fiction in one volume. I am sure nobody truly likes all the stories, but we all find some which superbly fit our tastes. I have been a subscriber to the print version for over 30 years, but my eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I can not read the print version. There are minor irritations -- my pet peeve is that after i expand the page, i have to shrink it again to turn the page. But that is minor compared to the pleasure of reading again.
Highly Entertaining
by Gozer85 on 2013/03/12 18:47
I bought my first issue this month, very fun and entertaining read. Good Sci-Fi and a few factual articles.
Great mag, very limited app
by iYaiYai on 2014/05/01 17:54
I changed my subscription from paper version to this app. The app is usable, but disappointing, because it's far behind iBooks in usability. (1) Can't set font size. You can magnify by stretching with your fingers and pan around the page, but you have to do it every time you turn the page. It's hard to turn pages if you magnify: have to pan to the right margin, then catch and pull the little black border behind the margin. (3) There are no bookmarks. (4) One great feature of iBook is that you can select a word and look up its definition; this app doesn't let you select. The very first issue I got (Jan/Feb'13) had a full-page ad covering what in the print edition is a half-page ad with a half page of text under it. The text was totally missing. Luckily, my print and online editions overlap by that issue, so I could read it on paper and go on.
Super
by tmgrlNY on 2015/10/02 13:31
Best feature for me is not having to try to hold the magazine open since the spine doesn't give easily. I can read one side of the page at a time on my iPad and it gives me several options her font size. It is literally perfect. The only downside in the app is turning pages. There's a trick to getting it in just the right place to turn the page which is usually at the bottom when you finish the first page but sometimes the pay just flip around and don't want to turn. I seem to have the trick of it now. Love love love the magazine in this format.
Not great for IPhones
by Mt. Vernon Don on 2015/10/25 12:18
While I love the content and will continue to read Analog in on form or another, this version has two major flaws for iPhone readers: First, the insistence on the two column version means you will consistently have to stretch and zoom on each page. There is no way to simply move from one page to the next. There is no way to select a comfortable font size to read in. The other major problem is that the app won't automatically save your place like many other e-book apps. If you forget to bookmark when you stop reading, you are forced to search for where you left off. The developers should work on these flaws in future versions.
A Tradition Now Digital
by titus02906 on 2013/02/22 13:06
I have read Analog for years, ever since Ben Bova edited. It has always been a joy to read. But now, since so many magazine sellers have either gone belly up or gone for the sales of more large scale titles, it has been hard to find "in the wild" as it were. It was indeed a joy to find this and it's sister pub Asimov's in Newstand. Well worth it. If you enjoy sci-fi as it has been meant to be, thoughtful, informative and entertaining, give these titles a try. And then subscribe. They deserve to thrive.
Quality not what it used to be
by Gungadin21 on 2016/03/25 14:15
I've been reading Analog since the late '60s. At one time, I couldn't wait to get my monthly SF fix, often reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. But, over the last decade or so I feel the quality of writing has slowly degraded. Stories have gone from wonderful explorations of new worlds to thinly vailed vehicles to promote some sort of political agenda. I now suffer thru each issue, which may take me a week to do now. And, I'm finding myself more and more skipping a story, something I haven't done since originally subscribing over 40 years ago as a kid. To bad. I mourn the loss of a great magazine.
The Only Reason...
by LeoinSA on 2012/10/31 21:00
…I rated this app a 3 is because of the content - Analog. I first subscribed to Analog when I was 12 - some 50 years ago! Over the years - changing addresses and other factors sadly allowed the print subscription to expire. Now with this app and a yearly subscription I will again enjoy the content - the interface - not so much. A modicum of 21st century app development would enable this app to do more than passively display text - but that's all it does. No bookmark capability, no basic TOC interactivity - you get the idea. The app itself rates a .1 star. Geez folks, hire a competent app developer for a couple days and at least get this app into the basic usability stadium instead of standing out in the street and wondering why it's getting savaged by users.
Difficult to use with no bookmarking
by iPerson on 2012/10/16 01:04
I was excited to see Analog in the Newsstand, but disappointed in the features. The table of contents isn't touch sensitive, you have to manually page all the way through to an article. But the biggest missing feature is any type of bookmarking or way for the app to remember where you were reading last. When you exit the app, all is cleared. Anxiously awaiting an update to make the app usable...
Great content with an interface that is need of a serious update
by Pacerredux on 2015/10/30 21:33
I subscribe because I love the Analog content. On the basis of the content, I would give it five stars. However, I find the interface to be unbelievably bad. It's awkward and cumbersome to read the content on an iPhone or an iPad. Analog, please update the interface and make it easier for your customers to read and navigate. Thanks.
Magazine is excellent, app less so
by inflatabl on 2014/04/20 23:25
This magazine has been around for ever, and is pretty awesome. Perhaps doesn't have the budget it used to have, but still has high standards for science fiction. The app is powered by Magzter however, and it it leaves something to be desired. My biggest beef: it won't remember what page I was on (or even what issue I was reading) if I haven't visited the app in awhile! That drives me nuts!,
A great way to read science fiction
by Jeff Hollman on 2015/08/22 02:40
Although I loved buying copies at the bookstore, and holding the paper magazine version, now after subscribing and reading on the iPad for about 6 months, I'm hooked and there is no going back. I'm very happy!
Much prefer Kindle app
by mbowles on 2013/11/30 03:59
This is my first try at reading something in Newsstand and I have to say I much prefer reading this in the Kindle app. I quickly tired of the Magzter app (edition?) not keeping my place and having to locate where I left off. The Kindle app offers better viewing and formatting options. I don't know if it is Magzter or Newsstand I am disappointed with but for now at least I will be sticking with my Kindle app.
Great magazine, terrible on the ipad
by Raga1 on 2014/01/29 02:15
I love Analog but it's horrendous on the ipad. As others have mentioned, you can't adjust light or size through the terrible bookstore app and worse , no book marks so you have to search for your page every time you read. Just terrible. Update: I migrated over to the Magzter app and now I can enjoy Analog properly.
Old Friend.
by Ed111db on 2014/09/10 14:27
I have been reading this mag for a LLONG time , and it is hard to find in print. Now I can carry it around and read when I want to
Still Needs Work
by Too Tall George on 2015/02/16 23:36
The app is formatted like the print magazine, which is not ideal to the iPad. The app does not remember your place in the magazine where you stopped reading, and bookmarks frequently just go away. Still, it's Analog. The content is great.
Great Content
by MacMuse on 2014/11/09 02:34
Analog remains my favorite printed source for new sci-fi. I wish they could get the app out of Newsstand. Standalone apps are much easier to work with.
Analog!
by JanitaB on 2015/03/18 00:49
The app needs work, but the content is still great. Developers: check out the Huffington Post for a really good magazine app.
Content good, layout bad
by ABR3434 on 2014/10/25 19:26
The app isn't really set up for reading on the iPad. It's just a shrunk-down version of the magazine page itself, so you end up doing a lot of pinch-zoom and sliding-around gymnastics. Too bad.
Love it
by Spintronic31 on 2015/01/22 07:51
I can't resist buying a subscription when it is 50% off!
Wants me to pay again
by zonebob on 2014/09/16 16:12
I have a subscription, and I'm logged in to the app, but it wants me to buy the current issue again. I already read part of it on my other device.
Nice app
by sactjs on 2013/04/18 01:39
I have been a paper Analog subscriber for a year and my renewal just came in the mail. I decided to purchase the iPhone subscription instead, since the 1 year iphone subscription was on sale for 20.99. I was a little hesitant to do away with my hard copies of Analog but now that I downloaded and read through the first issue using the app, I think I will get used to this format and eventually like it better. The app itself is easy to use and doesn't get in the way of reading the stories. The use is smooth and easy to zoom and look at the cover and pictures, which look great on the retina display. I also like that the table of contents is hyperlinked and that I can now read analog in bed without my wife complaining about the light keeping her awake. Only thing i wish is that we could subscribe once and get both phone and printed copies, like I can with the Economist. I called to ask about it but the Analog person said the subscriptions are separate so you'd have to pay the 20.99 for the iPhone subscription and another $35 for the print subscription...so I opted for iPhone only. I would even pay a little extra to get both bot not $55. I'm really happy with this iPhone app though, and highly recommend Analog for those sci-Fi fans out there.
Great content. Buggy execution.
by SC-Texas on 2015/01/09 03:42
The bookmark function occasionally loses your bookmarks. Layout. It's okay. Same great content that it has always been.
Not for those who have already paid for print subscription
by NYCDoc on 2014/02/02 04:07
It is very disappointing that you have to buy a second subscription. Hopefully Dell will fire magzter and make their own app some day.
Ripoff
by Ajw6vd on 2014/10/04 04:22
I paid for a year subscription of asimovs and analog through magster and now I don't have access to any issues. It wants me to pay again. I tries contacting them twice but never heard back. Less than one star
Just get the paper version
by Neal Appeal on 2013/12/07 02:04
Analog publishes some great science fiction, but unfortunately it is very unpleasant to try to read any of it with their app. Like trying to read a photo of a magazine. Terrible, especially on the iPhone. Just get the paper version.
Lose your page every time!!!!!!!
by KireP on 2014/02/15 07:50
Magzter provides an absolutely terrible platform PDF like, but at its worst. Font size is fixed, can just zoom in as in PDF Cannot look up definitions Lose you page every time you come back Unacceptable Stay with paper or kindle versions
Buyer beware .
by sunlessjayhawk on 2016/10/27 05:02
You pay for magazines & then they want to repurchase the magazine to download them.
Rating Trends
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
All Versions
4.0
66 total
 5
31
 4
12
 3
11
 2
5
 1
7
Current Version (7.0)
4.0
15 total
 5
9
 4
4
 3
2
 2
0
 1
0
Version History
More...
Screenshots
Search Visibility
App name
Analog Science fiction andFact
Description
Published since 1930, Analog Science fiction and Fact is one of the most enduring and popular magazines of science fiction. Its editorial emphasis is on realistic stories that reflect high standards of scientific accuracy, imagination, and lively articles about current research on the frontiers of real science. A recurrent theme in both fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impact of science and technology. ANALOG has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and other awards acknowledging it as a leading periodical in the field. Analog is home to many bestselling authors, including Robert J. Sawyer, Michael F. Flynn, Stephen Baxter, Catherine Asaro, and Harry Turtledove, Joe Haldeman and Ben Bova. Analog Science fiction and Fact features 12 issues (8 single issues and 2 double issues). Magazine Subscriptions are available for purchase inside this app. One year subscription - $29.99 (automatically renewed until canceled) Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your account settings after purchase on your device. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Please visit http://www.magzter.com/ns/privacy-policy.html for our Privacy Policy and http://www.magzter.com/ns/terms_condition.html for our Terms & Conditions
Analog
by Centex99 on 2017/05/19 02:34
I am delighted to have Analog available in digital format. It provides that wonderful mixture of factual science, art, and all the genres of Science Fiction in one volume. I am sure nobody truly likes all the stories, but we all find some which superbly fit our tastes. I have been a subscriber to the print version for over 30 years, but my eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I can not read the print version. There are minor irritations -- my pet peeve is that after i expand the page, i have to shrink it again to turn the page. But that is minor compared to the pleasure of reading again.
Buyer beware .
by sunlessjayhawk on 2016/10/27 05:02
You pay for magazines & then they want to repurchase the magazine to download them.
Quality not what it used to be
by Gungadin21 on 2016/03/25 14:15
I've been reading Analog since the late '60s. At one time, I couldn't wait to get my monthly SF fix, often reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. But, over the last decade or so I feel the quality of writing has slowly degraded. Stories have gone from wonderful explorations of new worlds to thinly vailed vehicles to promote some sort of political agenda. I now suffer thru each issue, which may take me a week to do now. And, I'm finding myself more and more skipping a story, something I haven't done since originally subscribing over 40 years ago as a kid. To bad. I mourn the loss of a great magazine.
Great content with an interface that is need of a serious update
by Pacerredux on 2015/10/30 21:33
I subscribe because I love the Analog content. On the basis of the content, I would give it five stars. However, I find the interface to be unbelievably bad. It's awkward and cumbersome to read the content on an iPhone or an iPad. Analog, please update the interface and make it easier for your customers to read and navigate. Thanks.
Not great for IPhones
by Mt. Vernon Don on 2015/10/25 12:18
While I love the content and will continue to read Analog in on form or another, this version has two major flaws for iPhone readers: First, the insistence on the two column version means you will consistently have to stretch and zoom on each page. There is no way to simply move from one page to the next. There is no way to select a comfortable font size to read in. The other major problem is that the app won't automatically save your place like many other e-book apps. If you forget to bookmark when you stop reading, you are forced to search for where you left off. The developers should work on these flaws in future versions.
Super
by tmgrlNY on 2015/10/02 13:31
Best feature for me is not having to try to hold the magazine open since the spine doesn't give easily. I can read one side of the page at a time on my iPad and it gives me several options her font size. It is literally perfect. The only downside in the app is turning pages. There's a trick to getting it in just the right place to turn the page which is usually at the bottom when you finish the first page but sometimes the pay just flip around and don't want to turn. I seem to have the trick of it now. Love love love the magazine in this format.
A great way to read science fiction
by Jeff Hollman on 2015/08/22 02:40
Although I loved buying copies at the bookstore, and holding the paper magazine version, now after subscribing and reading on the iPad for about 6 months, I'm hooked and there is no going back. I'm very happy!
Analog!
by JanitaB on 2015/03/18 00:49
The app needs work, but the content is still great. Developers: check out the Huffington Post for a really good magazine app.
Still Needs Work
by Too Tall George on 2015/02/16 23:36
The app is formatted like the print magazine, which is not ideal to the iPad. The app does not remember your place in the magazine where you stopped reading, and bookmarks frequently just go away. Still, it's Analog. The content is great.
Love it
by Spintronic31 on 2015/01/22 07:51
I can't resist buying a subscription when it is 50% off!
Great content. Buggy execution.
by SC-Texas on 2015/01/09 03:42
The bookmark function occasionally loses your bookmarks. Layout. It's okay. Same great content that it has always been.
Great Content
by MacMuse on 2014/11/09 02:34
Analog remains my favorite printed source for new sci-fi. I wish they could get the app out of Newsstand. Standalone apps are much easier to work with.
Content good, layout bad
by ABR3434 on 2014/10/25 19:26
The app isn't really set up for reading on the iPad. It's just a shrunk-down version of the magazine page itself, so you end up doing a lot of pinch-zoom and sliding-around gymnastics. Too bad.
Ripoff
by Ajw6vd on 2014/10/04 04:22
I paid for a year subscription of asimovs and analog through magster and now I don't have access to any issues. It wants me to pay again. I tries contacting them twice but never heard back. Less than one star
Wants me to pay again
by zonebob on 2014/09/16 16:12
I have a subscription, and I'm logged in to the app, but it wants me to buy the current issue again. I already read part of it on my other device.
Old Friend.
by Ed111db on 2014/09/10 14:27
I have been reading this mag for a LLONG time , and it is hard to find in print. Now I can carry it around and read when I want to
Great mag, very limited app
by iYaiYai on 2014/05/01 17:54
I changed my subscription from paper version to this app. The app is usable, but disappointing, because it's far behind iBooks in usability. (1) Can't set font size. You can magnify by stretching with your fingers and pan around the page, but you have to do it every time you turn the page. It's hard to turn pages if you magnify: have to pan to the right margin, then catch and pull the little black border behind the margin. (3) There are no bookmarks. (4) One great feature of iBook is that you can select a word and look up its definition; this app doesn't let you select. The very first issue I got (Jan/Feb'13) had a full-page ad covering what in the print edition is a half-page ad with a half page of text under it. The text was totally missing. Luckily, my print and online editions overlap by that issue, so I could read it on paper and go on.
Magazine is excellent, app less so
by inflatabl on 2014/04/20 23:25
This magazine has been around for ever, and is pretty awesome. Perhaps doesn't have the budget it used to have, but still has high standards for science fiction. The app is powered by Magzter however, and it it leaves something to be desired. My biggest beef: it won't remember what page I was on (or even what issue I was reading) if I haven't visited the app in awhile! That drives me nuts!,
Lose your page every time!!!!!!!
by KireP on 2014/02/15 07:50
Magzter provides an absolutely terrible platform PDF like, but at its worst. Font size is fixed, can just zoom in as in PDF Cannot look up definitions Lose you page every time you come back Unacceptable Stay with paper or kindle versions
Not for those who have already paid for print subscription
by NYCDoc on 2014/02/02 04:07
It is very disappointing that you have to buy a second subscription. Hopefully Dell will fire magzter and make their own app some day.
Great magazine, terrible on the ipad
by Raga1 on 2014/01/29 02:15
I love Analog but it's horrendous on the ipad. As others have mentioned, you can't adjust light or size through the terrible bookstore app and worse , no book marks so you have to search for your page every time you read. Just terrible. Update: I migrated over to the Magzter app and now I can enjoy Analog properly.
Just get the paper version
by Neal Appeal on 2013/12/07 02:04
Analog publishes some great science fiction, but unfortunately it is very unpleasant to try to read any of it with their app. Like trying to read a photo of a magazine. Terrible, especially on the iPhone. Just get the paper version.
Much prefer Kindle app
by mbowles on 2013/11/30 03:59
This is my first try at reading something in Newsstand and I have to say I much prefer reading this in the Kindle app. I quickly tired of the Magzter app (edition?) not keeping my place and having to locate where I left off. The Kindle app offers better viewing and formatting options. I don't know if it is Magzter or Newsstand I am disappointed with but for now at least I will be sticking with my Kindle app.
Nice app
by sactjs on 2013/04/18 01:39
I have been a paper Analog subscriber for a year and my renewal just came in the mail. I decided to purchase the iPhone subscription instead, since the 1 year iphone subscription was on sale for 20.99. I was a little hesitant to do away with my hard copies of Analog but now that I downloaded and read through the first issue using the app, I think I will get used to this format and eventually like it better. The app itself is easy to use and doesn't get in the way of reading the stories. The use is smooth and easy to zoom and look at the cover and pictures, which look great on the retina display. I also like that the table of contents is hyperlinked and that I can now read analog in bed without my wife complaining about the light keeping her awake. Only thing i wish is that we could subscribe once and get both phone and printed copies, like I can with the Economist. I called to ask about it but the Analog person said the subscriptions are separate so you'd have to pay the 20.99 for the iPhone subscription and another $35 for the print subscription...so I opted for iPhone only. I would even pay a little extra to get both bot not $55. I'm really happy with this iPhone app though, and highly recommend Analog for those sci-Fi fans out there.
Highly Entertaining
by Gozer85 on 2013/03/12 18:47
I bought my first issue this month, very fun and entertaining read. Good Sci-Fi and a few factual articles.
A Tradition Now Digital
by titus02906 on 2013/02/22 13:06
I have read Analog for years, ever since Ben Bova edited. It has always been a joy to read. But now, since so many magazine sellers have either gone belly up or gone for the sales of more large scale titles, it has been hard to find "in the wild" as it were. It was indeed a joy to find this and it's sister pub Asimov's in Newstand. Well worth it. If you enjoy sci-fi as it has been meant to be, thoughtful, informative and entertaining, give these titles a try. And then subscribe. They deserve to thrive.
The Only Reason...
by LeoinSA on 2012/10/31 21:00
…I rated this app a 3 is because of the content - Analog. I first subscribed to Analog when I was 12 - some 50 years ago! Over the years - changing addresses and other factors sadly allowed the print subscription to expire. Now with this app and a yearly subscription I will again enjoy the content - the interface - not so much. A modicum of 21st century app development would enable this app to do more than passively display text - but that's all it does. No bookmark capability, no basic TOC interactivity - you get the idea. The app itself rates a .1 star. Geez folks, hire a competent app developer for a couple days and at least get this app into the basic usability stadium instead of standing out in the street and wondering why it's getting savaged by users.
Difficult to use with no bookmarking
by iPerson on 2012/10/16 01:04
I was excited to see Analog in the Newsstand, but disappointed in the features. The table of contents isn't touch sensitive, you have to manually page all the way through to an article. But the biggest missing feature is any type of bookmarking or way for the app to remember where you were reading last. When you exit the app, all is cleared. Anxiously awaiting an update to make the app usable...
Analog
by Centex99 on 2017/05/19 02:34
I am delighted to have Analog available in digital format. It provides that wonderful mixture of factual science, art, and all the genres of Science Fiction in one volume. I am sure nobody truly likes all the stories, but we all find some which superbly fit our tastes. I have been a subscriber to the print version for over 30 years, but my eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I can not read the print version. There are minor irritations -- my pet peeve is that after i expand the page, i have to shrink it again to turn the page. But that is minor compared to the pleasure of reading again.
Highly Entertaining
by Gozer85 on 2013/03/12 18:47
I bought my first issue this month, very fun and entertaining read. Good Sci-Fi and a few factual articles.
Great mag, very limited app
by iYaiYai on 2014/05/01 17:54
I changed my subscription from paper version to this app. The app is usable, but disappointing, because it's far behind iBooks in usability. (1) Can't set font size. You can magnify by stretching with your fingers and pan around the page, but you have to do it every time you turn the page. It's hard to turn pages if you magnify: have to pan to the right margin, then catch and pull the little black border behind the margin. (3) There are no bookmarks. (4) One great feature of iBook is that you can select a word and look up its definition; this app doesn't let you select. The very first issue I got (Jan/Feb'13) had a full-page ad covering what in the print edition is a half-page ad with a half page of text under it. The text was totally missing. Luckily, my print and online editions overlap by that issue, so I could read it on paper and go on.
Super
by tmgrlNY on 2015/10/02 13:31
Best feature for me is not having to try to hold the magazine open since the spine doesn't give easily. I can read one side of the page at a time on my iPad and it gives me several options her font size. It is literally perfect. The only downside in the app is turning pages. There's a trick to getting it in just the right place to turn the page which is usually at the bottom when you finish the first page but sometimes the pay just flip around and don't want to turn. I seem to have the trick of it now. Love love love the magazine in this format.
Not great for IPhones
by Mt. Vernon Don on 2015/10/25 12:18
While I love the content and will continue to read Analog in on form or another, this version has two major flaws for iPhone readers: First, the insistence on the two column version means you will consistently have to stretch and zoom on each page. There is no way to simply move from one page to the next. There is no way to select a comfortable font size to read in. The other major problem is that the app won't automatically save your place like many other e-book apps. If you forget to bookmark when you stop reading, you are forced to search for where you left off. The developers should work on these flaws in future versions.
A Tradition Now Digital
by titus02906 on 2013/02/22 13:06
I have read Analog for years, ever since Ben Bova edited. It has always been a joy to read. But now, since so many magazine sellers have either gone belly up or gone for the sales of more large scale titles, it has been hard to find "in the wild" as it were. It was indeed a joy to find this and it's sister pub Asimov's in Newstand. Well worth it. If you enjoy sci-fi as it has been meant to be, thoughtful, informative and entertaining, give these titles a try. And then subscribe. They deserve to thrive.
Quality not what it used to be
by Gungadin21 on 2016/03/25 14:15
I've been reading Analog since the late '60s. At one time, I couldn't wait to get my monthly SF fix, often reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. But, over the last decade or so I feel the quality of writing has slowly degraded. Stories have gone from wonderful explorations of new worlds to thinly vailed vehicles to promote some sort of political agenda. I now suffer thru each issue, which may take me a week to do now. And, I'm finding myself more and more skipping a story, something I haven't done since originally subscribing over 40 years ago as a kid. To bad. I mourn the loss of a great magazine.
The Only Reason...
by LeoinSA on 2012/10/31 21:00
…I rated this app a 3 is because of the content - Analog. I first subscribed to Analog when I was 12 - some 50 years ago! Over the years - changing addresses and other factors sadly allowed the print subscription to expire. Now with this app and a yearly subscription I will again enjoy the content - the interface - not so much. A modicum of 21st century app development would enable this app to do more than passively display text - but that's all it does. No bookmark capability, no basic TOC interactivity - you get the idea. The app itself rates a .1 star. Geez folks, hire a competent app developer for a couple days and at least get this app into the basic usability stadium instead of standing out in the street and wondering why it's getting savaged by users.
Difficult to use with no bookmarking
by iPerson on 2012/10/16 01:04
I was excited to see Analog in the Newsstand, but disappointed in the features. The table of contents isn't touch sensitive, you have to manually page all the way through to an article. But the biggest missing feature is any type of bookmarking or way for the app to remember where you were reading last. When you exit the app, all is cleared. Anxiously awaiting an update to make the app usable...
Great content with an interface that is need of a serious update
by Pacerredux on 2015/10/30 21:33
I subscribe because I love the Analog content. On the basis of the content, I would give it five stars. However, I find the interface to be unbelievably bad. It's awkward and cumbersome to read the content on an iPhone or an iPad. Analog, please update the interface and make it easier for your customers to read and navigate. Thanks.
Magazine is excellent, app less so
by inflatabl on 2014/04/20 23:25
This magazine has been around for ever, and is pretty awesome. Perhaps doesn't have the budget it used to have, but still has high standards for science fiction. The app is powered by Magzter however, and it it leaves something to be desired. My biggest beef: it won't remember what page I was on (or even what issue I was reading) if I haven't visited the app in awhile! That drives me nuts!,
A great way to read science fiction
by Jeff Hollman on 2015/08/22 02:40
Although I loved buying copies at the bookstore, and holding the paper magazine version, now after subscribing and reading on the iPad for about 6 months, I'm hooked and there is no going back. I'm very happy!
Much prefer Kindle app
by mbowles on 2013/11/30 03:59
This is my first try at reading something in Newsstand and I have to say I much prefer reading this in the Kindle app. I quickly tired of the Magzter app (edition?) not keeping my place and having to locate where I left off. The Kindle app offers better viewing and formatting options. I don't know if it is Magzter or Newsstand I am disappointed with but for now at least I will be sticking with my Kindle app.
Great magazine, terrible on the ipad
by Raga1 on 2014/01/29 02:15
I love Analog but it's horrendous on the ipad. As others have mentioned, you can't adjust light or size through the terrible bookstore app and worse , no book marks so you have to search for your page every time you read. Just terrible. Update: I migrated over to the Magzter app and now I can enjoy Analog properly.
Old Friend.
by Ed111db on 2014/09/10 14:27
I have been reading this mag for a LLONG time , and it is hard to find in print. Now I can carry it around and read when I want to
Still Needs Work
by Too Tall George on 2015/02/16 23:36
The app is formatted like the print magazine, which is not ideal to the iPad. The app does not remember your place in the magazine where you stopped reading, and bookmarks frequently just go away. Still, it's Analog. The content is great.
Great Content
by MacMuse on 2014/11/09 02:34
Analog remains my favorite printed source for new sci-fi. I wish they could get the app out of Newsstand. Standalone apps are much easier to work with.
Analog!
by JanitaB on 2015/03/18 00:49
The app needs work, but the content is still great. Developers: check out the Huffington Post for a really good magazine app.
Content good, layout bad
by ABR3434 on 2014/10/25 19:26
The app isn't really set up for reading on the iPad. It's just a shrunk-down version of the magazine page itself, so you end up doing a lot of pinch-zoom and sliding-around gymnastics. Too bad.
Love it
by Spintronic31 on 2015/01/22 07:51
I can't resist buying a subscription when it is 50% off!
Wants me to pay again
by zonebob on 2014/09/16 16:12
I have a subscription, and I'm logged in to the app, but it wants me to buy the current issue again. I already read part of it on my other device.
Nice app
by sactjs on 2013/04/18 01:39
I have been a paper Analog subscriber for a year and my renewal just came in the mail. I decided to purchase the iPhone subscription instead, since the 1 year iphone subscription was on sale for 20.99. I was a little hesitant to do away with my hard copies of Analog but now that I downloaded and read through the first issue using the app, I think I will get used to this format and eventually like it better. The app itself is easy to use and doesn't get in the way of reading the stories. The use is smooth and easy to zoom and look at the cover and pictures, which look great on the retina display. I also like that the table of contents is hyperlinked and that I can now read analog in bed without my wife complaining about the light keeping her awake. Only thing i wish is that we could subscribe once and get both phone and printed copies, like I can with the Economist. I called to ask about it but the Analog person said the subscriptions are separate so you'd have to pay the 20.99 for the iPhone subscription and another $35 for the print subscription...so I opted for iPhone only. I would even pay a little extra to get both bot not $55. I'm really happy with this iPhone app though, and highly recommend Analog for those sci-Fi fans out there.
Great content. Buggy execution.
by SC-Texas on 2015/01/09 03:42
The bookmark function occasionally loses your bookmarks. Layout. It's okay. Same great content that it has always been.
Not for those who have already paid for print subscription
by NYCDoc on 2014/02/02 04:07
It is very disappointing that you have to buy a second subscription. Hopefully Dell will fire magzter and make their own app some day.
Ripoff
by Ajw6vd on 2014/10/04 04:22
I paid for a year subscription of asimovs and analog through magster and now I don't have access to any issues. It wants me to pay again. I tries contacting them twice but never heard back. Less than one star
Just get the paper version
by Neal Appeal on 2013/12/07 02:04
Analog publishes some great science fiction, but unfortunately it is very unpleasant to try to read any of it with their app. Like trying to read a photo of a magazine. Terrible, especially on the iPhone. Just get the paper version.
Lose your page every time!!!!!!!
by KireP on 2014/02/15 07:50
Magzter provides an absolutely terrible platform PDF like, but at its worst. Font size is fixed, can just zoom in as in PDF Cannot look up definitions Lose you page every time you come back Unacceptable Stay with paper or kindle versions
Buyer beware .
by sunlessjayhawk on 2016/10/27 05:02
You pay for magazines & then they want to repurchase the magazine to download them.
Rating Trends
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
All Versions
4.0
66 total
 5
31
 4
12
 3
11
 2
5
 1
7
Current Version (7.0)
4.0
15 total
 5
9
 4
4
 3
2
 2
0
 1
0
Version History
More...