May 26, 2016

Blendle: pay-per-article service is worth a look

I don’t know if Blendle is the future of magazines, but without a doubt it’s a future.

With today’s release of the iOS app, the shortcomings of the mobile web version are gone. Not only that, the App shines on the iPad. It’s fast, simple and very respectful of the print versions of the articles.

I added $10 to my account to see how much I can stretch it. I’m a bit concerned that the cheapo in me will start counting pennies and be too selective when opening articles. But after just one day of using it, I’m starting to value not seeing ads every other page — even on paid apps 1.

  1. I’m looking at you Economist Espresso.↩︎

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