iPad-iPhone Instructions: Test
FreedomsPhoenix Digital Magazine viewing tips
By: Nick Barnett
The Freedom’s Phoenix digital magazine has been optimized and tested for use on the iPad with the “GoodReader” application. Since Apple’s products do not have native support for interactive publications, you have to purchase the application from the iTunes digital download store. You can either follow this link to be taken to the application purchase page or use your iPad’s AppStore and search for “GoodReader.”
Once GoodReader is installed, you can optimize your digital magazine experience by changing a few default options in the application. Launch GoodReader and click the settings icon (it looks like a little gear in the bottom left of the screen). In the “General Settings” tab, it is recommended that you set the “Asks for link action” option to OFF. In the “PDF files” tab, you should ensure that “Horizontal swipe” is set to ON, and “Fit page to width (portrait)” is set to ON.
Once you have made the above changes, you will be able to swipe left and right to “flip” through the digital pages and the pages should appear as intended, just like a real paper magazine, but with modern paperless interactivity.
To obtain the Freedom’s Phoenix digital magazine, launch GoodReader and click “Browse the Web.” To get to this option, you may need to expand the “Web Downloads” sub-window found on the right hand column of the application. When you click “Browse the web” you will be presented with GoodReader’s internal web browser, just type in www.freedomsphoenix.com in the address bar and hit “Go” on your iPad onscreen keyboard.
Once Freedom’s Phoenix has loaded, click on “Magazine / Radio / TV” in the website’s navigation bar, then choose the option for “Online Magazine List.” You may be prompted to enter your Freedom’s Phoenix username and password at this point. Choose the digital magazine you wish to download and you will be taken to a page with a link that says “Download Magazine File.” Once you click this, GoodReader will begin downloading the file. Once the file has finished downloading, you will be able to access it from the “Recent Downloads” menu in the “My Documents” screen of GoodReader.