HOW Magazine provides designers with inspiration and advice on creativity, business and careers. Plus, more than 500 award-winning designs. The HOW Magazine app delivers each issue in an easy-to-read format rich with images, clean and legible typography, and clearly defined hyperlinks to sweepstakes, sources and extra content online. At any time you can tap the screen to reveal navigation options.

NOTE: This app is designed for iPad only. It is not compatible with iPhone or iPod touch.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.17

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

media_frenzy ,

What Gives?

I haven’t received a new issue since Fall 2017. iTunes shows my subscription as active. And expires in Dec 2018.

Did you cancel the service?
Are you going to refund my money if you did cancel the service?

dwightthemayor ,

Not retina ready?!

I was super excited to see HOW finally brought their magazine to the iPad. That excitement lessened when I realized I had to double dip and pay twice for my subscription. It was lessened to zero after I decided to support the magazine and double dip, only to find out the app doesn't even have Retina support, which for a magazine, is critical. I didn't even think to check because OF COURSE a design magazine would want to take advantage of those pixels, right?

Oh well, guess I'll suffer through the blurry mess until they get their act together. But I'll advise everyone else to wait.

pjrufus ,

Not happy, going back to the print edition

First of all, this is the 2nd week of Jan., and the only edition available for the online sub., is Nov., while Jan. has been on the newstands for awhile.

Second, this is half a magazine, reformatted editiorial content, and no ads. I, for one, read mags such as this for the advertising as well as the editorial info. I have seen nothing on the website or in the app store that says this.

The other reviewer also mentioned, no retina support. I have an iPad2, so I can't comment about that, but the pages(?) are not clear, few photos, mostly clever, scrolling icons, illustrations interspersed in the very weird layout.

If you like the newsstand version, you will be disappointed in this one. Right now, it's a waste of money.


30.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. HOW Magazine Type & Interactive Design Issue 2013 $9.99
  2. HOW Magazine Self-Promotion Design Annual 2013 $9.99
  3. HOW Magazine Design Business & Career Issue 2013 $9.99


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