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Forum topic by Bobmedic posted 06-20-2012 03:58 AM 1989 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bobmedic

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06-20-2012 03:58 AM

I recently subscribed to two woodworking magazines(Wood and Woodworkers Journal) on my iPad and I have to say I’m liking this idea. I have stacks of past issues that keep stacking up and taking up space. My wife is on my case all the time about leaving them laying around. So now I have them all in one place and it is easier than ever to find projects and articles by typing in a search. I also like the ability to jump right to pages by touching the title in the content page and watching videos and slideshows built in to the app. What do you all think of magazines on the iPad or similar tablets?

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed


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#1 posted 06-20-2012 04:40 AM

I actually just read your post and subscribed to woodworkers journal on my iPad, i started reading the first issue I think I’ll definitely enjoy having this. What I’ve done with my iPad is gone on fine woodworking.com (they give a one month free trial) and saved all of the articles that I would like to read into iBooks now I have them when I don’t have Internet connection and they’re all easily located and organized in one place. Now I don’t want to sound like I’m stealing their information I have been on fine woodworking for about a year and pay each month I only save them cause I dont always have Internet connection and I don’t have it in my shop so if I need to reference something that’s how I can do it.

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Bobmedic

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 04:47 AM

Iggles88, The Wood magazine actually downloads the whole thing to the iPad videos included so if you don’t have a connection you can still watch the embedded videos. The only thing you can’t do is follow links to other websites without an internet connection. I absolutely love this and the print looks amazing on my 3rd generation iPad with the retina display.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 06:50 PM

Bobmedic,

...ain’t technology grand?!!

I’ve never used an iPad, can you connect it to a printer? Can you download to a disc, to access printable plans?

My wife has a couple of printed subscriptions that are also available to her for free on-line, because of her printed subscription. I’ve yet to see any woodworking publication with dual access like that.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 09:01 PM

I don’t have an iPad (yet) but on my Nook Tablet, I currently subscribe to Woodsmith, Shop Notes, and the Woodworker’s Journal…and I do enjoy having them in a digital format.

GrandpaLen: iPad books are typically in the .ibooks format, which includes a Digital Rights Management feature. This means you can’t (or are not supposed to be able to) do anything with it that the publisher doesn’t want you to do…such as print, copy, etc. On top of that, the e-reader device itself usually doesn’t offer the option to print, save a copy, etc. However, the e-mag publisher may offer downloadable plans through their website.

-- None

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#5 posted 06-20-2012 10:49 PM

GrandpaLen, Yes there are printers available that will print from iPad, iPhone and such. They have to be AirPrint enabled. You don’t connect it directly it connects over WiFi. PetersCreek is right. It depends on the publisher. Both Woodworkers Journal and Wood have available plans and patterns that are downloadable. Wood magazine is downloaded completely including the videos throughout the magazine for offline viewing. Some subscriptions require an internet connection and stream that content. I have not found one that offers both a digital subscription and a print subscription for the same price. That is to say you can get one or the other but if you want both you have to pay for both.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#6 posted 06-20-2012 11:06 PM

Sounds like wat I was looking for when I bought my nook but no pictures that was in my Family handyman no wordless workshop. I canceled. Without plans what goodis a woodworking magazine. I beleive if you have popular wood working you can get both.

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 12:39 AM

I looked at wood magazine and I probably would rather have a subscription to that but 36 dollars for 6 issues seems like a lot plus I hate waiting two months for them to come in

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 12:41 AM

Wood magazine was 28 dollars for 6 issues. Most woodworking publications are only 6 or seven issues.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 01:00 AM

PetersCreek, How did you get Shopnotes in a digital format? I have been looking for one but I can’t find it. I have the print subscription. Could you post a link please? I would really rather have the digital edition.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#10 posted 06-21-2012 01:42 AM

I am on LJ nearly every night using iPad. I also subscribe to FWW and love the fact that I can view the full issue before it hits the news stands and mailboxes. There are a lot of the articles stored on this thing as well.

For printing I use Print Central Pro. It goes over the wi-fi to my laptop and prints to the USB printer. It will easily handle a wi-fi printer as well.

Woodsmith is the only print mag that I get. There are years worth in the bookcase, guess it’s a habit now. The wife usually grabs it before I get it and points out projects… Have to keep the wife happy when it comes time to buy the tools!

I’ll have to check out wood and Woosworkers Journal. Thanks

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 04:52 AM

Right that’s what I meant 28 bucks, I guess Im just cheap but I’ll just stick with what I have until I see how much I like the subscriptions, I like getting the new info but I feel like I can find everything I could ever want to know from fine woodworking

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Bobmedic

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 04:58 AM

True, I by no means was plugging Wood or Woodworkers Journal. I have no affiliation with either of them. They just happen to be two that I have digital subscriptions to. I also get Shopnotes in the mail. I have noticed that Wood Magazine gets repetitive sometimes. I think they run out of new content and retread old issues for filler but still good information.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#13 posted 06-21-2012 11:38 AM

Brett and Bob,

Thanks for the info. My leap into the 21st Century has been less than stellar. My Granddaughter asked for and received an iPad for Christmas this past year but I did not research it’s functions, only it’s availability and price.

A year ago I replaced my 7 year old HP PC with a new Dell in the house. I told the old HP it had been repurposed to the woodshop and out there it was covered carefully after each use so as not to be covered with dust.
Evidently it misunderstood what I meant by being ‘repurposed’ to the shop, as it seems with it’s vast intelligence, it became part of my dust collection system. :-/ ...and now it won’t compute.

(...it’s OK to laugh at old people, with very little effort you will be one some day)

I beleive I am now in the market for an iPad type replacement for use in the shop, that can easily come back to the house when we finish up at the end of the day.

Work Safely and keep your computers dust free. ;-) – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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dhazelton

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#14 posted 06-21-2012 01:16 PM

Hate to say I prefer paper. I bought a couple of tools from a woodworker retiring and moving to Florida and he gave me two boxes of woodworking magazines. I don’t think he would give me an iPad. It also looks weird to keep an iPad in the bathroom. I tear out articles I want to keep and recycle the mags at a local business’ waiting room so I’m sharing the love.

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#15 posted 06-21-2012 01:28 PM

Bob,

Did you subscribe via the publishers website or in the App store?

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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