Instant Magazine

Instant Magazine

4.5 / 5 19 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

B2B service providers that understand the importance of quality communication.


Average Ratings

19 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $180.00/month
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Instant Magazine
  • www.instantmagazine.com
  • Founded 2013
  • Netherlands

About Instant Magazine

We are the content creation platform that empowers you to produce interactive sales and marketing collateral, perfectly optimized for any screen. Common uses include product catalogs, proposals, presentations, white papers, ebooks, digital brochures, customer magazines, annual reports, blogs and more. Engage your audience, track performance and drive bottom-line results.


Instant Magazine Features

  • Audience Targeting
  • Brand Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Categorization / Grouping
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Editorial Calendar
  • Multi-Channel Publishing
  • Publish Scheduling
  • SEO Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Video Management

Instant Magazine Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to use, lots of possibilities

Jul 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love the user experience, all the possible ways of using creativity to create something unique, and the possibility to deliver awesome products to our clients and their clients. The bounce rate is truly something, for we have an average of 3-4% bounces... Which is amazingly good.

Cons: It takes some time to create truly good background images in some templates. For example, when I'm posting a page about a motorcycle, I need an intro text and a background image. The introtext takes up about half the screen on mobile, and since I'm depending on the brands' images, I need to add a lot of scenery around the target in the image. But... Since I have to choose between these text and image on such a small screen, it's the best critic I can think of. Instant Magazine is amazing and editing capabilities are extremely user friendly.

Overall: Lots of new followers!

Great tool. Easy to use and an excellent way to produce content suitable for desktop and mobile.

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, looks stunning, fantastic way of making content connected with Google Analytics. For example; producing whitepapers in PDF did not have this option.

You don't have to know all the ins and outs of the software tool to make wonderful looking content. The software helps you, even software simpletons.

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A great tool to share rich media device independant

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Not having to deal with the code stuff and being able to work with more than one person on a publication makes it a team sport. This way you can develop faster and consentrate on the things your good at.

Cons: Having to wait lang for release of the drag and drop editor. Background video does not play on mobile devices. Somtime's interaction between the platform and de browser is slow but this is more a connection to internet problem.

Overall: Being able to publish rich media device independent and work with more that one person on a publication and having everything in the cloud.

Fantastic, frustrating, functional, fair, flippant, friendly

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, produces attractive publications. Allows you to demonstrate creative flair, whilst not having to undergo a steep learning curve.

Cons: The drag and drop, honestly does not work properly. I honestly don't understand why this was introduced, it is clunky and unuseable for the most part. I have tried and then had to abandon projects using drap and drop. When you are going through completed magazines, it also shows traces of the underlying template that you have been using. I think its a nice idea, but in reality does not work. Needs urgent attention.
Thumbnail previews don't always work, which is frustating particulary when you are posting online.

An amazing product to make a fabulous magazine!

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Every week I make a small online magazine. That's a big task for me. But with the tools of Instant Magazine I can make a magazine that looks really professional with not a lot of knowledge.

Cons: There are a lot of options, I could do with less options, it makes it sometimes more difficult then necessary. And sometimes I would like a picture in an other place but that's not possible.

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At last: digital publishing became easy

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Instantmagazine empowers content manageners to publish their content without necessary assistance of other staff specialist like IT.

Content can be designed and distributed with the look and feel that is consistent with the brand. And even more important - we worked with pdf's - data are available to see what is read, what not thus enabling us to improve the readers experience.

Cons: Software is more than the url we work with. May be a better integration between the available roadmap and the log-in.

Overall: State of the art digital publishing

Easy and fast creating beautiful online magazines

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Integrating text, url's, pics and videos. I can build and adjust pages fast en easy for my customers. Magazines made by the software are a proven opportunity to collect subscribers in my case.

Cons: I will tell you when the new Drag & Drop Editor is totally ready to go. Integrating and monitoring Google Analytics on GA is hard to do.

Overall: Subscribers. Advertisers. Bloggers for free. Authority.

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Glad to work with Instant Magazine

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most is especially how the software is designed to work so smooth and easy. The latest version Drag & Drop makes for me the difference to work very creative and fast.

Cons: There are some bugs, sometimes the page gives error and doesn't save your content.
I like to have more options for the Drag & Drop update.

Overall: Digitalizing

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A great tool to easy create and publish our magazines for our students en prospects

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy of use, powerful interface, drag and drop editor capabilities... and a fast and easy learning curve.

Cons: there are no cons about instantmagazine. Be aware that you have to explain the benefits to your organisation. The average mindset is based on websites.

Overall: fast, easy sett-up and publication of our magazines. Transition from print to digital.

Beautiful designs, easy to use, and great customer support

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use and customer support are both really good. A few months ago I started using IM, having no clue how to design everything I had in mind. Now, a few months later, I feel like I've learned so much and really understand how their design-tool works.

Cons: Sometimes while creating an article, I receive new content that I actually also want to add to that article then. That's only not always possible (or not possible in a nice and convenient way) when I've already chosen for a certain format. I then have to create a new page and that's a waste of time and energy.

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Instant Magazine allowed me to quickly and easily create an engaging web experience.

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The drag and drop functionality worked well, removing much of the headache around designing a mobile experience that looks/works well in a desktop viewport.
I found myself free to design whatever I wanted without much constraint or limitation. Everything just works.

Cons: There were a few things I wanted to do with the tool that I was unable to at the time of publication, such as creating an anchored link. But Instant Magazine shared their feature rollout calendar and I was pleased to get insight into what would be included down the road. It didn't help me out at the time, but having the knowledge that in the future I might be able to accomplish that task was nice.

Overall: I managed to turn around an engaging user experience quickly and effectively, creating a consistent product in multiple languages. It worked with very little headache, and I loved how free I was to design at my own discretion, with very few limitations, save for time and my own imagination. Thumbs way up on this product.

Instant keeps the software up to date so as a user I always have the latest version/possibilities

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Drag and drop is the most effectief way to compose the pages, with maximum creativity how to compose

Cons: Sometimes the expert knowledge how to put it on the web and how subdomains has to be implemented in the system

A great idea and easy product to use. Instant magazine is intuitive and creates a wonderful product

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can edit and create on the fly with my team. If something needs to be fixed and I cannot access the internet immediately, one of our team members can log in and correct something if needed.

Cons: I guess I would have to say that my least favorite part is how limited it is. But it isn't very limited. They development team is scheduling new features all the time and even if they left the application how it is we could continue to use it to make a great product.

Easy to use with excellent templates avaliable

May 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is actually their support team. They answered and helped us with every design questions when we just started to use this software.

Cons: Google Tag Manager is only available if you pay, while everybody knows the advertising revenue is the one and only source of revenue to most publishers.

Overall: This software helps us to design and publish our magazine.

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Great software to create magazines, brochures etc in a fun and personalized way. Highly recommended.

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Instant magazine offers extensive options for personalisation, is easy to use, and has beautiful templates.

Cons: I can't really think of something negative about Instant Magazine. It's simply a great tool to create beautiful content. Some of my clients would like the options to fully download it as a pdf, but I think that's more a transition of mindset about ONLINE magazines vs offline ugly pdf's ;)

Easy to use platform that deleivers a high quality user experience

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Instant Magazine has a wide choice of professional tempates and the willingness of the support team to really support

Cons: Instant Magazine might not be the cheapest platform available but certainly one of the best. It takes some time before you have all the various functionalities and possibilities mastered

Overall: A very goodlooking magazine and longreeds that are fun to produce

We are very satisfied about Instant Magazine. It feels like you're reading a real magazine.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: All the possibilities in Instant Magazine are really usefull. Especially all the tracking information (analytics) helps a lot by developing the magazine.

Cons: If you want a perfect magazine, it cost time. More time than we expected. Thats something we didn't realised.

Easy to use and looks good

May 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: easy to work collaboratively while developing content. great helpdesk team who so far have been abel to resolve any issue straight away

Cons: we have come across a couple of bugs but the helpdesk help sort them out quickly. cant think of anything else

Overall: easy to make something that looks good

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Amazing. Beyond what we imagined

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The end result. We have received so many compliments on our newly redesigned and launched newsletter.

Cons: Learning all the capabilities of the software. It's seems like the possibilities are endless. Could be over whemling

Overall: 9