Do you love reading magazines while you travel? Here’s a way to keep the cost — and the clutter — to a minimum. Texture, an app for smartphones and tablets, gives you an all-access pass to more than 200 magazines. It’s free for 30 days, then as low as $9.99 a month.
HITS: The value is incredible. You can access hundreds of magazines on topics from travel to sports, politics and food, on as many as five devices per subscription. Travel magazines offered include Afar, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Southern Living and more. One of the app’s selling points is the access to back issues; I was able to access three years of National Geographic Traveler. Choose magazines that you’d like to follow to create “My Library,” then download them on Wi-Fi to access later offline.
MISSES: This is more of a heads-up than a complaint. Avoid device storage problems by going to the Settings section and adjusting your “Storage” to use more or less space depending on your appetite for reading offline.