I got a free temporary subscription to PC Magazine on Zinio and I liked it. Now I'm considering renewing the subscription and looking at other interesting publications they may have, but that's conditional to the following?
- Can publications be read offline?
- From Linux?
- Can the document files be converted to an open format like PDF or ODF?
Items 1 and 2 got a thumbs up already. The offline Linux reader, from what I can see, even works as well as the Windows one. Now comes the $64,000 question: can I convert them to a format that doesn't depend on their proprietary reader?
I couldn't even figure out where the downloaded issues reside in the filesystem. In my CentOS 6 machine, it created a directory named
~/.appdata/ZinioReader4.(FORTY-DIGIT-HEX-NUMBER).1/ but I can't make sense of its subfolders.