By Time Inc.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2011-11-05
  • Current Version: 34.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.69 MB
  • Developer: Time Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 4,454 Ratings


Life made easier! Download the REAL SIMPLE Magazine app and get all of the inspiring ideas, life tips and daily solutions from our trusted editorial team right at your fingertips. *Please note when you download the app you will need to re-login to your REAL SIMPLE digital account and/or restore your iTunes purchases within the app.* New features include: - A live newsfeed updated in real time so you can browse articles directly from the website - A “Reader View” that allows long-form magazine articles to display in a text and mobile-friendly format. You will no longer need to pinch and zoom! - Cross-device access with your REAL SIMPLE digital account - Offline reading for downloaded issues - Alerts when a new issue is available Each magazine issue is available to subscribers and for purchase. Current magazine subscribers get full access to their issues by signing in with their Real Simple digital account. REAL SIMPLE Subscriptions Available: • 1-month subscription - $2.99 (automatically renewed until cancelled) • 1-year subscription with 1 week free- $23.99 (automatically renewed until cancelled) • Single issue - $4.99 (non-subscription) SUBSCRIBERS’ AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of your current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. NOTE: WHEN PURCHASING A SUBSCRIPTION OR SINGLE-COPY OF THIS TITLE, YOU AGREE TO THE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH CAN BE VIEWED BY GOING TO:



  • Way better

    By Poopy28283838
    Finally, we got a update worth something. Much much faster. Thank you.
  • Hard to read

    By AliceHDA
    The app version seems to get less and less reader friendly. Why can't the pages appear one at a time in full screen? I just want a similar experience to reading as in the print version. The app used to do that. The reader view is not helpful. I should just be able to see the pages in full screen. Your settings offer no viewing options.
  • Keeps getting worse

    By RaineBagley
    Edit: Cancelled my subscription a few months ago. Couldn't take the buggy app anymore. My subscription will remain cancelled until the old app is back. Edit: And now I can't even stay logged in or download any of my magazines. Awesome... I've been subscribing for a long time and they keep changing the parts about it I like. I don't have room for the paper magazines at my apartment, so I rely on the e-version to get and keep my magazines. First they removed the calendar at the end, ok. And now, starting with January's issue, the text seems so much smaller with fewer interactive features such as highlighting one caption of a list at a time. I usually read while I'm on the treadmill and it's almost impossible for me to read now - I'm 28 with 20/20 vision. The table of contents also doesn't seem to let you jump around anymore making it hard to revisit articles I may not have had time to read. If the magazine keeps going downhill like this, I won't be able to justify spending the money on it anymore.
  • Missing older issues

    By TishCarey
    I purchased digital issues as part of a hard-copy subscription. Issues before September 2013 are missing from the app. Are you going to make them available, or are they gone forever?
  • Give us the original app back

    By podgirlfromtheblacklagoon
    Please Real Simple, stop leaving automatic stock responses on these reviews. Just give us the former app back. Don't remove magazines every time I restart my iPad. Recognize that people subscribe through iTunes. I used to receive the print addition but the post office shreds the backs of the magazine with their machines so I can't do that either. The content is so good - it's not a magazine that I just want to drop. And at the same time you don't care about your customers what is up with that?
  • Makes me want to drop my magazine subscription

    By klb235
    The app is horrible. It crashes constantly, is unresponsive, the font is too small and reader view is annoying. Overall very disappointment because I love the magazine but don't want to get hard copies in the mail. Makes me consider dropping my subscription.
  • Terrible new app

    By reviewfrog
    I also don't have the September issue. Ever since they updated the app, it is extremely slow. It was so much better when you could tap on an article and it would take you directly to it, now you have to scroll through all the pages. I don't like the reader view, but the regular view is too slow to read. I wish they would restore the old app!
  • September?

    By RealIrritated
    Where did September go? One minute it was there, the next it was gone :( Your previous interface used to be a little more convenient, now it's a little annoying that you can't even access the hyperlinks from the magazine pages like before. What happened?
  • Awful app

    By ArizonaRose
    When not connected to wifi can't read magazines I've "downloaded ". Why have a subscription? Piece of crap!!!
  • Excellent magazine

    By Twosavoie
    8/26/17 The same problems persist. Reading Real Simple has ceased to be enjoyable. I'm constantly worried about activating "reader view" thus crashing the issue. And a reminder about "reader view" is on each page. Every time I turn the page I have to wait for it to disappear. Also, enlarging the text is frustrating as it consistently rebounds to small text. 6/1317 Update. Since the new update, the app is pretty useless. A reader view option has been added but it causes the app to crash. I'm sure they are working on it and I can get back to enjoying my favorite magazine. Btw, I don't know how much I would enjoy the reader view but I do like how O mag changed their app so I can scroll down each article. I also dislike how the text is blurry for a few seconds on each page. It just isn't relaxing to read anymore. Thanks! Oldest review: I like the iPad version very much. I wish the links were clickable for easy shopping of recommended products. However, I am very annoyed that I lost all previous issues when I switched from a print to an iPad subscription. I had been a print subscriber from the first issue but didn't feel a need for both copies. Unfortunately, I haven't received a response from customer service about this issue other than an automated "we received your e-mail". Update: I'm now able to download previous issues by signing in! I'm very happy with my iPad subscription.