Flipster is a free digital magazine service provided courtesy of your library. Find libraries near you that offer Flipster, then explore, download, and read magazines any time on your Apple devices.
If you find that your library does not offer Flipster, encourage them to sign up today.
- Locate participating libraries
- Browse, search, and download popular magazines to read offline
- Access digital table of contents for each magazine
- Read articles in text view
- Tap highlighted areas to jump to articles and related websites
- Track percentage of magazine read
Now it’s time to relax, put your feet up and read your favorite magazines with Flipster!
Providing greater app stability through bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Generally good, but text view needs work...
I have generally been happy with this app. It’s a great way to take advantage of my public library. The one critique I would offer is that the text view needs some work. It would be great to have the ability to adjust the font size, the font itself, and the margins. Right now, the font size is fixed and rather small. This is a problem for anyone with any kind of impaired vision, i.e. anyone over 50 with glasses.
Adding the ability to increase the font size as well as increase the margins would vastly improve use ability for the app. Margins are important as well because the line length is too long at smaller font sizes.
One week checkout...really?
This service is new to my library, so I know there will be more variety available as time goes. However I don’t get the one week checkout thing! Since there’s no waiting for an issue, and apparently no limit to how many people can borrow an issue at the same time, why would there be a time limit. Magazines aren’t necessarily time sensitive, so I tend to put them on my shelf and get back to them later. Then feel I have to rush through or check them out again. Just silly.
Horrible download & time limit
My library recently switched over to this magazine service from our previous one. The selection is now much more limited but I know thats not the apps fault.
What is the apps fault is the horrible download speed & enforced checkout time limit. I’ve had 6 magazine issues attempting to download for 3 days now with no progress. They all just say “waiting”. I cancelled & tried again but am back at the same frustrating spot as before.
IF you’re able to get them downloaded be prepared for a 1 week checkout period before they’re marked as “expired” forcing you to delete. If you still want to read it you have to start the infuriating download attempt all over.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.