REAL SIMPLE Magazine Lifestyle App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Publisher: Time Inc.
  • Updated: Nov, 05 2011
  • Version: 28.2.4
  • Size: 8.91 MB

Languages: English

Seller: TI Media Solutions Inc.

Now on iPhone!

Remember: We love feedback. You can reach out to our customer service team at 1-866-642-1266 to report any issues. We’re here to help you enjoy REAL SIMPLE on your iPad and iPhone.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
33 Ratings
All Versions:
4245 Ratings


NEW! Experience REAL SIMPLE on the iPad or iPhone– and get access to the latest issue before it hits newsstands! Download a FREE sample of the latest issue, then SUBSCRIBE for INSTANT ACCESS to the full digital issue! You can also get 1 month FREE when you sign up for an annual subscription!

With RETINA DISPLAY, enjoy the vibrant design and experience REAL SIMPLE magazine’s smart, practical, beautiful solutions—in a whole new way! Swipe, scroll and tap through all your favorite pages for inspiring ideas. NEW optimized digital features include:
• Step-by-step videos to help organize every room of your home
• Tappable recipes to prepare meals in no time
• Interactive calendars with daily tips to streamline your day
• Enhanced product info - simply tap your favorite fashion and beauty finds to find where to buy and how much without leaving the page
• BONUS FEAUTURE: Your own digital library to save favorites from all issues

To enjoy all that REAL SIMPLE has to offer on the iPad and iPhone, install our app today, then either subscribe or buy individual issues.

REAL SIMPLE Subscriptions Available:
• 1-month subscription - $2.99 (automatically renewed until cancelled)
• 1-year subscription - $23.99 (automatically renewed until cancelled)
• Single issue - $4.99 (non-subscription)

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Didn't expect to be reading magazines on my phone

    by MLL NYC

    I never expected to be reading magazines on my phone, but when I saw that Real Simple was available on iPhone, I jumped on it. My kindle fire isn't great for magazines because the file size is so huge and it's always filling up, but on iPhone it actually works! The zooming is super easy so I can read it even though it's tiny compared to the print edition. I love being able to read Real Simple without shoving my rolled up magazine into my purse.

  • Love this app and magazine

    by snitro

    This is my FAVORITE magazine, I love everything about it. I do have one request if it's possible; I would absolutely love if you can make it possible to also view my magazine on my iPad in landscape mode. This would be great. I'm still a big fan, if this is in the near future I'd give it 5 stars. Thanks.

  • Better than I expected

    by ChgoDMS

    Not sure yet if I would pay that much - prefer hard copy. But I was surprised how much I enjoyed the electronic magazine.

  • Like it a lot but...

    by mjmn42

    I do really like this app. Haven't had any problems with it yet and I love the way they've integrated larger pages with scroll and tap here functions but would still really like to have a landscape option as I often find it easier to hold my pad that way.

  • Okiewolfe

    by Wolfespot

    LOVE Real Simple magazine and being able to read it on my iPad is a major bonus!!

  • Handy!

    by DutchGirl74

    It's great to be able to read Real Simple on the iPad. App works well.

  • Great App!

    by Rocknrobn14

    Love to have My Real Simples on the go! Can read them anywhere! And love being able to bookmark pages!

  • Rs

    by Wasn't for me initially

    So far it's been great but I'll have to wait for the problems... Ttyl

  • No more print

    by TnRSFan

    As much as I enjoy RS in print, I will only keep the app when this subscription expires. Saving paper and reducing what comes into my home but having RS electronically---perfect!

  • Works Well

    by Yjdjudgde

    I like being able to access RS from my device, just wish it were accessible on its own and didn't have to go through another app to use it.

  • Real Simple

    by Sklygop

    Excellent! Love being able to access so many issues anytime, anywhere without the bulk of the paper magazine!

  • Recent update keeps crashing

    by vnewz

    Usually, I'm happy with this app. However, the most recent update keeps crashing my iPad. Please fix!!

  • Real Simple

    by JkllLmk

    Love it,,,

  • Great but...

    by KansasJo

    Love the app, but every time I hit Tap Here, I get knocked out of it. :(

  • Easy and quick delivery

    by SherWood 13

    I enjoy reading my mag on the iPad.

  • Real Treasure

    by Lynnene N

    Like any classic, I love to keep a hard copy of my own. But the copy stays in new condition reading my download when I travel. Sooo spoiled!

  • Love this app and magazine

    by snitro

    This is my FAVORITE magazine, I love everything about it. I do have one request if it's possible; I would absolutely love if you can make it possible to also view my magazine on my iPad in landscape mode. I hope I'm not the only one requesting this :-) other than that ... keep up the great work guys, this magazine truly rocks! Thank you so much for bringing it to the iPad I've waited so long for it :-). God bless guys.

  • Great app

    by Leecee1

    Love this app, great for traveling!

  • Great app

    by Marcomom

    This app makes a great magazine even better. I can take it wherever I go and save articles for later without having magazines stashed everywhere!

  • All in one

    by Arlene Pimentel

    This maganize is all in one. Fashion, economic, housekeeping, beauty tip, health. just love it

  • What a Waste of Time

    by A Former Subscriber

    Wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why the digital edition was now $4.99 in my library. Imagine my surprise when someone from Customer Service told me my "promotion" was no longer valid. A little advance notice would have been nice. Count me as a former subscriber.

  • They changed the rules

    by gabbypepper

    It appears that if you could read Real Simple in the iPad in 2013, the company changed it so it now requires a new subscription which costs more. I wasn't notified. They kept giving me a page saying I had the tablet app, but if didn't because I was unaware I had to buy it. I have been a subscriber for many years. I am not happy nd mat bid Real Simple adios. It is already very expensive and I don't like the fact that they did not even inform me of the Chang.

  • Can't download

    by Grace cakes

    Very frustrating. Love the print version but was curious about extras in the digital.

  • Won't download

    by Beckaroo2

    February 2014 issue will not download anything but the magazine cover. Got an email saying I needed to download a newer version, but no link was provided and when I go to the app it just says "open". (Which it won't). Can't wait to get my print copy. This e-mag is awful!

  • Will not download

    by Texjannie

    Attempting to download sample issue for hours without success, now will not let me remove icon. Another wasted app that wasn't prepared properly for release. Bye.

  • Terrible

    by C-m-h-99

    This app froze while downloading and I can't remove it from my iPad. The digital content is disappointing, with twice as many ads as the printed content.

  • Ms. jjjk122345

    by Jakemrs.

    Sllllloooooooowwwwwww,can't get it to download

  • Great When It Worked

    by Plys2

    After two years suddenly won't download properly. It just hangs on every page and says downloading.

  • Keeps crashing

    by Tashab77

    It keeps crashing & dumb me - I have already recycled my hard copies believing I could just view them on here. Now 1/2 my issues won't load and if they do I can't get through a whole issue without it crashing. Very disappointed. When it works it's awesome

  • Real Simple

    by Tahew

    Very hard to download. Pauses too much.

  • Cannot download issues with iOS 7

    by Juliana A Thiels

    I have a subscription so I see the cloud buttons to download the most recent issues but when I hit them nothing happens. It's really frustrating because I'm paying for the subscription but haven't been able to access the last 3 issues.

  • Love the idea of it...

    by JanieJr

    however, I can't seem to get an issue to download completely. Hours after an issue begins to download, I'm able to enjoy 1/4 of a magazine - and that's all I get.

  • Lame

    by BurkeCoMonroes

    Current subscribers have to pay an additional 5 bucks for digital.

  • -100 for installing digital magazines!!!!!!

    by Humve3

    This app worked for about 6 months, now.... Good luck trying to download your monthly magazines.. It knocks out your previously downloaded mags, so each month you start from scratch.... Great magazine... But back to the drawing board guys for your digital app. THE WORST!!

  • This app does not work

    by llodell

    This app locks you into an eternal loop of verifying your account number. Once it says you are verified it will not let you go to the magazine. Hey guys I paid for your magazine why can't you just send me the current issue without all the run around. I have paid for the subscription!

  • Don't Purchase Subscription Through iTunes

    by kebamb

    If you renew your subscription to this magazine, don't do it through iTunes. Renewed in April 2013 after subscription ended December 2012, was treated like a guest for the October issue. Called REAL SIMPLE who told me it wasn't their problem and blamed iTunes. iTunes showed accurate data, REAL SIMPLE did not AND their customer service was super snotty. Got a refund through iTunes and WILL NOT be back.

  • On line subscription is fantastic. Love I get both print and electronic.

    by DeeKJ

    Great interface. Easy to use. Makes it even more fun to read.

  • Can't complain

    by User1807

    Finally feeling secure enough to toss the older paper copies. Love the Favorites feature.

  • Inconsistent performance

    by Punkingee

    The app has bombed on several issues of the magazine.

  • Nice App

    by Killman101

    I like the extra feature you can get with the app and it is nice to have it with me where ever I go.

  • Online subscription included with print subscription. Yeah!

    by RLA49

    This online subscription is wonderful. It is also really appreciated and fair that it is included with the print subscription. I love Real Simple and now I love it even more. I am in Europe for the summer and can still enjoy my magazine. Thank you!

  • Great app

    by Actionarslan

    I am able to enjoy more content than in the print version and it is organized in a more intuitive way. Easy to use. Great bookmarking function, plus can go to an article just by tapping the title on the cover or table of contents. Saves space in the house

  • Keep working!

    by tapped2

    Since I only subscribe to mags I LOVE, this one rates high on my list (after all, I pay for it). The online version is beautiful but horribly disorganized and busy. Right now, I'm waiting for sections to download. Go figure, since I thought it was downloaded a few days ago. Someone needs to get a firm grip on the sections & articles and keep them together. The applets are fine but they clutter the pages and distract. There are mags I only subscribe to online, so I know it can be well done. For now, the paper copy is my go-to. Terri

  • It is wonder

    by Swamplady51

    It is so convenient to have it wherever I go. Thank you for creating it!

  • LOVE It

    by Hapagirl83

    It's an awesome magazine

  • Real simple app

    by PeggyMargaret

    I love the convenience of having my magazine with me. I like all the extras too. I am struggling with my September download.

  • Great

    by Luvinpinning

    Love it. Always runs smoothly.

  • Love Real Simple E-Zine

    by Munchee137

    I am so happy that I can read Real Simple on my iPad and not have to carry the actual magazine with me while on the go. The app works like a charm.

  • Real simple iPad app

    by Ladysim

    I always loved it but due to my vision it's much easier to enjoy as an app., also their tech support is great

  • Excellent App

    by CNNewEngland

    I thoroughly enjoy the Real Simple app. Wonderful to have the magazine(s) with me wherever I go. Easy to use and graphics are marvelous.

  • Very annoying

    by HateThisUpgrade

    I loved this app until the last update. I was halfway through the September issue and it totally bugged out - it's stuck on "downloading". I don't know what they've done to this once convenient app but I'll be sticking with my paper copy until they fix it.

  • Love love love this app

    by Kara meee

    Love this app!

  • Lovely

    by Gothamreader

    Beautiful, clear. Really nice way to engage with magazine. The ads really pop, so I barely mind looking them over.

  • Love Real Simple

    by moorestown20

    Magazine lends itself well to the mobile app. Very enlightening content.

  • So much great information!

    by Maintenanceman58

    I love this magazine, in print or on my pad! They cram so much great information onto every page!

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