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Readly trial and app review: the best app ever released

THAT is a bold statement that is, don’t you think? However, I think that I really should state my love for Readly right at the beginning of this Readly trial and app review. We have a 1 month free trial for you on the site too. So I am putting my faith in the app for everyone. It is wonderful if you are a bit of a loss and stuck indoors, and want something to do.

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In this image, people are being offered a free one-month subscription to Readly Unlimited magazine reading and access to thousands of magazines in one app.

Moreover, if you are looking to learn a new skill OR you just want to find out a little bit more about something you love. Readly is the choice for you – there are over 1,500 magazines to choose from so there is bound to be one that works for you and your hobbies and pastimes.

This Readly review is really from the heart - I just LOVE all the magazines that there are, and you will too. Check it out - for the price of two coffees a month, you get 1,500 magazines.

In the spirit of being totally transparent with you, my lovely readers, I must say this; there is, basically, no better app on my phone! And that includes Twitter, Facebook, and even my email.

Why do I love the Readly app so much, you may ask?

Readly will get you reading magazines again

Why is that I hear you ask. Well, its because the Readly app has got me back into reading magazines. I stopped reading them when I had kids. Don’t we all find it hard to find the time to read generally after our world is turned upside down by those small people?

I have had many conversations with other mums about reading just being the bottom of a very long list. Alongside going to the doctor because you aren’t feeling well, and having your hair done.

This Readly trial will open the door to new hobbies …

and re-ignite interest in old ones!

Hobbies, what are they, right?


With Readly not only can you get back into magazines, but you have so many to choose from for so little money (£7.99 a month) that you will start to explore long forgotten hobbies, and foster a passion for new ones.

From photography, to cookery, craft, wildlife and everything else in between, there really is a magazine for you in their portfolio.

They have 33,863 issues in the UK, from 1,617 titles. If you can’t find something there that floats your boat during your Readly trial, you need to get out more.

Readly gets reluctant readers to read again

My son is the happiest when he has a football at his feet, mud on his shirt, and grass stains on his knees. He tells me he “doesn’t like reading.” He does really, but just prefers to be active rather than sitting still with a book on his lap.

He does, however, love his iPhone, and Readly has enable us to “sneak” reading in through a back door. He’ll read the Beano, and those hilarious Horrible Histories magazines on my tablet or his device. He is even partial to a spot of football news through one of the many Sports magazines on Readly. Try and get him to pick up Harry Potter and I could well be accused of being boring.

Denice the Menace is NEVER boring, particularly if he is being consumed in an iDenice kind of a way ;-)

Readly can be shared so your magazines go wherever you do

I haven’t talked so much about the functionality of the app in this Readly review. That is because it is one of the most intuative apps I have seen. It is easy to grasp the concept, and even easier to execute. Search, save and swipe. That is pretty much it.

The main functionality of the app worth mentioning is that once you register on the Readly site, you are able to use that account, with different profiles, on five different devices. We have them set up for family members, and they can save their own favourites within their profile.

You can take your magazine rack with you; a plane, a train, to the office, or even, perish the thought, into the loo. Be careful you don’t cause an international incident by dropping your device down the toilet though…

Overall – 11/10

I’m not being flippant when I say that this is THE best app on my phone. I love the app and haven’t looked back since I downloaded it, and neither have the kids. 11/10 isn’t possible, and my husband would kill me for saying this app gives 110%, so I won’t. I will say that I can’t recommend it enough though.

So whatever you do, register on the site and download it now. There is a free 1 month Readly trial available so you can give it a good test drive. You won’t regret it I promise you.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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