This month’s TL;DR
- Universal App’s Starter Plan will end on March 1st, 2023.
- Allow or disallow your readers to update their email address
- A guide on starting your first digital magazine.
Words from the Founders
I’m excited to share an update with you about our Universal App. This solution has matured into an all-in-one offering that includes content and account management, personalized onboarding and all the features needed for PDF to HTML conversion and viewing. It’s a perfect combination of software, services and real human 1:1 support. Everything a modern digital publisher needs.
As a result, we’ll be ending our Starter Plan on March 1st, 2023.
For our existing Starter Plan clients, I want to assure you that the change will not affect your current subscription. You’ll continue on your self service Starter Plan with no price change or service interruption.
Looking ahead, we’re working hard on new features, products, services, and solutions. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.
Thank you for choosing MagLoft as your digital publishing partner. We’re committed to providing you with the best service and support possible, and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Client of the month: Pele – The Opus Digital Publication
Pelé – The Opus Digital Edition celebrates a footballing maestro, a sporting ambassador and icon who has been a servant to the sport for over 65 years. However, when he retired from international football, 12 years later, Brazil were the most successful nation in the history of the competition. Pelé is a three-time World Cup winner – 1958, 1962 and 1970.
Visit their publication here
New Features and Improvements In the Universal App
We hear you loud and clear! Here are some of the new and improved features in the Universal App, requested by you.
Link to external subscription management from readers account page
We’re excited to let you know that you can now include a custom text with an external link for your readers’ account page. This will be useful if you need to redirect your readers to a external subscription management page. Please note that this is only applicable to readers with custom subscriptions that are created outside of the Universal App.
Restrict your readers from updating their email addresses
Readers can update their profile data in your Universal App publication, and now you can control whether they’re allowed to change their email addresses. This is important for data synchronisation, such as with tools like Zapier, where email addresses act as anchors. Keeping a consistent email address helps ensure accuracy and up-to-date data.
MagLoft’s Feature Request Board
We are eager to assist you in resolving your publishing issue. If you have a list of desired features in Universal App that would help you in resolving this problem, please post it on the MagLoft’s feature board and we will reach out to you.
Some examples of the requested features by you:
Ability to publish one article in more than one collection
Provide flexibility to add one article for multiple collections with different unlock types. Big thanks to David Durance from Living Now for the idea!
Allow readers to leave a comment on articles
Having a comment feature is a good way to interact with your readers and get new insight.
Adding tags for your content
Adding tags to your content makes it easy to navigate and find similar topics, complementing existing categories and potentially boosting SEO. Thanks to Karl Equi from Pharma Times Magazine for the idea!
Level-up your Digital Publication
Check out our articles on Medium & the latest articles published on our blog, where our team shares insightful information, explanations, tips, & tricks to help your digital publishing business succeed.
The Benefits of Digital Magazine Subscriptions
Magazines are going digital. While flipping through a print magazine used to be a daily ritual for many, we now live in a world where digital connectivity is a constant. This has prompted many publications to adopt digital content as part of their business strategy. So, what are the advantages of digital magazine subscriptions?
Starting a Digital Magazine: A Guide
Magazines are a visual art form and an online space for diverse audiences. Consider making your mark as a magazine journalist in the digital space to express your creativity. Here’s what you need to know to start your own digital magazine.
Progressive Web Application (PWA) for your Digital Publications
Mobile phones and tablets have become an essential part of daily life. To achieve good results, it’s important for businesses to have a well-designed mobile reading experience that offers a great user experience. In the past we would only think of native mobile apps, but today there is a new technology that is challenging the status quo: Progressive Web Apps (PWA).
If you have feedback or suggestions to make the Universal App even better for digital publishers, submit them to MagLoft’s Feature Request Board!
The MagLoft Team.