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Finn BlackMotion Designer at Uniform
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I miss reading design magazines & I want to to read more on my iPad.

I’ve been using chunky comic reader for pdf books, works great, but I don’t love the UI. Reading magazines on Apple news’ is pretty good. But I don’t see any full design magazines, only individual articles.

Can anyone recommend the most enjoyable way to read magazines on iOS?

Cheers! Finn 🀠

Arthur Lambillotte
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Tried Kindle and some others but didn’t find anything that had decent typography, smooth interactions, and an uncluttered interface. Landed on Apple Books which is underrated, really quite beautiful, allows for zooming in on paragraphs (double tap), text selection, and works without many distractions. You can drop PDFs into the Mac app to pick them up anywhere else and switch between vertical and horizontal scrolling if that’s your thing. Curious to see what you think.

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For comics: I recently switched from Chunky to Panels. I prefer the Panels UI but right now it lacks some of the smarter Chunky features. On the plus side, Panels is in active development while it seems Chunky has been put on hold.

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Steve MesserTaking a break at home
4 mnths ago

Two ways.

  • Read on Kindle and sync highlights to Readwise. I’ve never been good at keeping notes about physical books. I know I should.
  • Find articles on the web, save them to Pocket, read and highlight, sync highlights to Readwise.

Readwise are developing a reader so I’m looking forward to that.

Madi FergusonProduct Designer at Render
4 mnths ago

Reeealllly just waiting for Readwise's reader, I'm so antsy

James LyonsProduct Designer/Frontend Dev at Soberlink
4 mnths ago

Saaame! I've been sending articles to Matter for syncing Readwise highlights in the meantime.

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I save + discover via Matter on iOS then usually send the longer form ones to Kindle for reading.

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Miguel MunizProduct Designer at
3 mnths ago

Dunno why but I love reading web articles through an RSS reader, but for books I much prefer a PDF over an EPUB.

For RSS I use News Explorer and for books I just use Apple Books. My flow is I check my RSS reader throughout the day for new articles and read them if I have time, or save to Raindrop to read later. Books I read very rarely, but I'll try to buy just a plain PDF of the book and sync it over to my iPad.

Any article that I think is worth saving for later I'll organize into a folder in Raindrop. I've been debating getting a sub for the archiving feature just cause it sucks when you want to reference something and the page is gone...

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