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Driften
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I am thinking of subscribing to the digital version of Genii and have a question. Does it allow you to download a full PDF of each issue? The "Try" on the magazine FAQ does not offer that and I can understand why. I would like to archive the PDF's for off line reading... I have seen some online versions of magazine good to read and some are junk so it would be good to get an opinion on Genii before spending the money. The trial of the 2/2014 issue is not very good and does not allow testing of the audio and video features.

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I searched around the Genii forums to find an answer to my question and it seems like there is no downloading of PDF versions of the magazine. They also built into the program that you can only print one page at a time. You can have up to 10 issues downloaded to a tablet or phone at a time but that is the limit they designed in. To me the online version of Genni is more of a "rental" then a subscription. You would lose access to the issues you have viewed if you ever stop your subscription. This really does not matter if you also get the print version other then having to archive the print copies. I am really trying to get away from keeping shelves of print magazines.

I don't think I will subscribe to Genni.
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On Aug 25, 2016, Driften wrote:
I searched around the Genii forums to find an answer to my question and it seems like there is no downloading of PDF versions of the magazine. They also built into the program that you can only print one page at a time. You can have up to 10 issues downloaded to a tablet or phone at a time but that is the limit they designed in. To me the online version of Genni is more of a "rental" then a subscription. You would lose access to the issues you have viewed if you ever stop your subscription. This really does not matter if you also get the print version other then having to archive the print copies. I am really trying to get away from keeping shelves of print magazines.

I don't think I will subscribe to Genni.


What you wrote here is basically correct. You can download to your tablet but you have to view the issues from within the app (as opposed to a PDF reader) and, yes, if you stop subscribing, you lose access to them -- or, at least, I believe you do. In that respect, it is like a rental.

You can download individual pages through the desktop app but, yes, one at a time.

All of that said, Genii is a great value because a subscription includes access to every issue the magazine has published over 75 years. So, yes, you don't "own" the 12 issues you are buying in a yearly subscription, but you have access to the over 1,000 that have published since the magazine's launch. I subscribe and think it's a good value.
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Thanks Bugjack... I will read though the paper copy if the August edition I picked up at a magic shop a bit closer and consider the subscription... At least I know the limitations now.
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I'm a fairly new Genii subscriber.
Well worth the $35/yr.

This contains many years of magic history and offers some very interesting reading.

You won't regret this tiny investment,

Dale
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I was considering subscribing again as I had let my subscription purposely lapse, but it appears that the digital subscription is indeed only a rental -- although I have not been able to find that information anywhere, including when I subscribed. So I think I will pass on being a renter of their publication from this point on.

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You get 80,000 pages to read for the length of your subscription. Most people subscriber for decades. If you want a more permanent copy of the magazine, I suggest you subscribe to the paper edition. Digital access comes free with the paper subscription.
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And, yes, it is set up so that you can download or print one page at a time. We do that to prevent wholesale theft.

If you are using a tablet or phone, you can download and store as many as 10 issues on the device to read offline at any one time.
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