3D World Magazine 12+

For CG, VFX & Games Artists

Future plc

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    • 4.7 • 146 Ratings
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Bhertzbe ,

Now Free

The mag is now free. Included with Apple News+.
Very cool

SGSCreate ,

Deleting my issues

To add my voice to the previous reviewers. I too have been an iPad subscriber to 3D World with this app since it was first released. I'm on an iPad Pro with 128 GB of space. I have every issue since 2012 loaded on my iPad. Last night I fired up the app to see that there was a new issue. I also saw that the previous issue was no longer on my iPad. I downloaded both issues and began reading the new issue before going to sleep last night. This morning I flipped through my open apps and was able to see the app opened to the page I was on last night. When I selected the app the screen refreshed and then EVERY SINGLE ISSUE WAS GONE. EVERY. SINGLE. ISSUE. No I do not have auto-archive turned on.

But it gets worse. If I pull up Settings > Storage Usage it states that the 3D World app is still taking up 12 GB of space on my iPad. That means that even though the app no longer sees the issues they ARE still on my iPad!

Downloading a new issue made the storage amount go up, so now it appears there are two of the same issue on my iPad!

So now I will be deleting the app and all of its data and reinstalling all of the issues to see what's going on. And no I did NOT update the iOS during all of this. It just happened for no apparent reason. This has happened in the past as well.

I LOVE being able to read the issues digitally and not have to lug physical copies everywhere, but right now the app appears broken, or at the least flawed.

theMacjedi ,

Great Magazine, mediocre app

The magazine content is great, but why does the app not have a download all button to get all my magazines at once?

Downloads always fail and "qued" never goes away when trying to download multiple, which always happens after an update.

Annoyingly redundant and pointless "Are you sure you want to download?" dialog pops up for EVERY issue you want to download/restore. This is completely useless and gets in the way when there is an x next to the button that accomplishes the same thing without slowing you down.

This is why we can't have nice things. We can purchase all back issues at a discount, great. Now prepare for endless tapping of "download/are you sure/download starting" messages for each one, and a few asking you to "buy" the magazine you already own, only to again say you already own this, would you like to download again for free? This app is clearly neglected and, unfortunately, a failed attempt at a good user experience.


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