Gramophone Magazine

Gramophone Magazine

By Exact Editions Ltd

Score: 2.5
From 35 Ratings


*30-DAY FREE TRIAL* Get access to over 1,000 issues of the comprehensive monthly guide to the best of classical music on your iPad and iPhone for just £5.49 per month. 
If you want to read interviews with the leading figures of classical music and find out which are the latest must-buy classical releases, then Gramophone is the magazine for you. With its unrivalled 90 years of experience, Gramophone gives its readers the world’s most in-depth and knowledgeable analysis of classical music, past and present. 
The iPad/iPhone edition brings you selected pages from the latest issue as soon as it is published. You can subscribe within the application for full access, which will give you the latest issue along with every edition from our 90 year history. With over access to over 1,000 since our launch in 1923 you will then be able to explore one of the most comprehensive and detailed guides to classical music any enthusiast could ever want. 

 During your subscription you can sync back issues to your device. These will remain in place if your subscription expires, unless your device removes them (for example when running low on disk space). Re-downloading issues requires a current subscription. The digital magazine has fully interactive navigation and search functionality to make using the digital edition simple. Features include: 

• Swipe or tap the page edges to flip to next/previous page. 
• Use the animated thumbnail view to flick through the pages.
 • Latest issues come with links to iTunes so you can sample music and buy in just two clicks • Pinch or double-tap pages to zoom. • Switch between single or double-page view. 
• Search the current issue or the archive.
 • Tap any page links to web sites, email addresses, phone numbers or maps. 
• Tap contents-page links to jump to a particular article. 
• Sync issues to your device for offline reading (requires wi-fi).
 • Network connection required otherwise. 

We recommend first running the app within a wi-fi area so it can sync the latest issue to your device - after that you can use it anywhere. Subscribers will receive new issues automatically via Newsstand.

 Subscriptions are available within the app at the following prices: 

£5.99 per month
 £79.99 per year

 In addition, please note the following standard features of auto-renewable iTunes subscriptions: 

• Your payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 
• Subscriptions will renew automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. 
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. 
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. 
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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  • Great mag, poor app

    By jhencken
    AFAIK it doesn't even allow text size to be modified, so essentially you're left to struggle with large images of a small-font magazine page that you read in the manner of examining a large photo in sections at a time. Any newspaper app allows more readability than this. Cp. The New Yorker app. Very frustrating.
  • Frustrated - lost access to my issues

    By CT_News_junky
    Buyer beware. Unlike most magazine subscriptions you don't "own" issues. When your subscription expires you can no longer access any issues. I will not be renewing my subscription.
  • Great magazine!

    By davegordon48
    I'll start with the same statement I read in another review, "I'm not sure what the negative reviews are about". I don't get it either. Maybe they are from a few years ago but I have had no issues with the app. The magazine is clear and easy to navigate. The resolution is very high (which I love) and the quality of the writing goes without saying (the best). I have wanted something interactive to look over when I'm listening to music and this is it. Great job!
  • Poor interface for good content

    By rxchaos
    The app on an iPad is frustrating to use. It's a poorly designed interface for good content.
  • Navigation

    By lesit
    The app is a decent one. It allows excellent access to issues of gramophone. Two suggestions: 1. Make access to previous reviews more precise and easier to locate. 2. Allow between pages on screen instead of requiring the user to bring up the arrows at the bottom of the page.
  • Wonderful

    By Zardock
    I've been an avid reader of Gramophone for years. Having previewed the app earlier today, I bought the annual subscription through the iPad app itself. I have no idea what the negative reviewers are talking about. I have access to every single issue published since the magazine's inception in April of 1923. Each issue is searchable and I can bookmark favorite articles. With more recent issues, selecting an album allows access to iTunes preview and purchase option. I love the browsing option, when the pages of the magazine may be previewed in the manner similar Apple's cover-flow.
  • bad upgrade, very bad

    By YellowRoseBud
    Just upgraded to the latest version. Now I can see my back issues but I can't load and read them...the cover shows up for less than a second and the it displays ten current issue again. I don't know if the Kindle version does the same thing but I will be checking that out tomorrow.
  • Horrible, web browsing like experience

    By Dr. KK
    It keeps hanging, very slow to flip pages, constantly loading every page you turn. It's as if the magazine is not downloaded but you're browsing the web content. So I'm not even sure whether you can read an issue offline on your ipad. I had subscribed and cancelled it after 2 issues. Unless Gramophone learns from other successful magazine apps on iPad, I'm not gonna restart my subscription. Too bad because Gramophone was one of the magazines I was looking forward to read on my iPad. Big disappointment.
  • Terrible App.

    By JimWNYC
    It is difficult to read. The fonts look terrible on New iPad. It doen't response to your finger movement well. I have to stop my subscription after two issues. The new issue just replaced old issue. Why do you do this?
  • Sad..but true

    By kkereta
    Great content but as many other magazines, such a lousy interface, no effoort intomit at all If it was redesigned to match interface of let's say Conde Nast magazines then it could work, and also, pricing is a bit to high, 2,99 $ a month is more then appropriate So we'll see what happens