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Symbolia Magazine app review: a unique journalistic magazine



Symbolia Magazine is a journalistic publication with a unique twist, as it is presented in the form of a graphic novel with stories presented in comics, audio, animation, and more, rather than the run-of-the-mill text articles. The multimedia nature of this magazine is beautifully represented on the iPhone and iPad.

This app will enable you to subscribe to the Symbolia magazine with a number of subscription options whether you wish to grab a specific issue of the magazine, or you want to make an annual subscription.

Let's take a closer look at the features of this app, which can be found in the News section of the App Store.

Symbolia Magazine


Subscription Options

The Symbolia Magazine can be downloaded completely free of charge with some subscriptions options for you to take up. Single issues are available for $2.99 so you can pick and choose which stories appeal to you. On the other hand, a yearly subscription works out to $1.99 per issue at $11.99 per year.

When you download the app, you will receive the latest issue of the magazine as a free trial. As with most magazine apps, subscription payments are taken from your iTunes account so you don't have to share your credit card details at any point, making it a very safe method of payment.

Symbolia subscriptions
Symbolia subscriptions

This magazine has been highly praised by plenty of publications including Newsarama, Fastco Create, and Columbia Journalism Review. Each of the issues contains between three and five long-form stories that pleasantly combine comics, audio, graphics, animation, and text to bring the readers a unique, fun, and creative twist on various topics.

A number of renowned and eminent journalists from around the world are contributors in the issues while the illustrators have a nostalgic 90s style that is sure to appeal to the children of the '90s.

Sample piece
Sample piece

Symbolia Magazine


Pros & Cons


  • Read a magazine in the form of a graphic novel
  • Annual subscription and issue-by-issue purchase available
  • Pay securely through your iTunes account with no need for additional disclosure of credit card information
  • Free trial period upon downloading the free app


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Scrollable graphic novel format
Scrollable graphic novel format

Final Words

Symbolia Magazine is a game-changer when it comes to unique forms of journalism. This app is sure to catch on very quickly thanks to the unique experience it brings to its users. Get this app on your iPhone or iPad for one of the most creative journalistic publications at your fingertips.


Symbolia Magazine

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.