Make compelling content with simple Mag+ features
Mag+ offers all the features you need to make your issues look and act like you want them to, and we make it easy. No long learning curve, no extra steps— you can focus on your design. Take an extra look at the two most Mag+ specific feature below, Pinning and Layers.
Now on version 4.4, we're always adding new things
PinningCreate a single layout that renders perfectly in either orientation by telling objects how to move when the user turns the device
AudioEmbed audio files as additional content. Set them to auto-play or create custom control buttons.
Dual LayoutCreate a unique design for each device orientation, or use one layout for both — the choice is yours.
Sound effectsAdd short sound files that can play over the top of background audio.
Zoom and panA simple checkbox in the plugin makes images that can be zoomed to reveal even more detail. Another easy checkbox turns on panning, or scrolling in a frame, giving you even more layout options.
PlaylistMake your audio files accessible through our unique in-app music player, which lets the user play music in the background while reading.
LayersLets you put your content on layers that interact with each other. It gives you more freedom to make a layout that feels native to the touchscreen canvas.
VideoTake advantage of total flexibility in how you use video: full-screen, pop up or directly in a page; streaming or embedded; auto-play or controlled.
Media loopingMake video animations or background audio that play continuously.
SnappingSet your scrolling layer to stop precisely where you want it to control the layout the user sees.
Jump linksOne click lets you add a hotspot that can take the user directly to another page, another issue or even another app.
PopupsCreate hotspots that trigger new information like graphics or text to pop up using basic InDesign layers. Choose cool visual effects when your popups open, including zoom and flip.
Web linksAs easy as making a jump link, you can point a hotspot to any URL and have it open in an inapp browser or directly in Safari.
HTMLGet highly interactive: if you can build it in HTML5, you can embed it in your Mag+ layout simply by drawing a box and pointing to a file.
Link HighlightingAdd a visual highlight to any hotspot to give users feedback when they tap.
Orientation LockingFix your whole app to any orientation(s) that best shows off your designs
Instant ReviewOnly Mag+ gives you the ability to instantly and wirelessly review your layout, fully-functional using our Reviewer app. Available for every device we support.
Export to various devicesDesign for one device, then click a button and have that design intelligently transferred to templates for any other device.
Scriptable pluginAutomate your workflow with InDesign scripts that control the Mag+ plug-in, or use our sample scripts like the one that lets you export a whole folder of InDesign files at once.
Optimize file sizeKeep your issue sizes down with multiple export settings that let you find the right balance between quality and download time.
SlideshowsBuild swiping slideshows quickly and easily in InDesign. Change transitions, make them auto-play and more.
AnimationsCreate auto-playing animations directly in InDesign - no HTML needed. Make your page come to life!
The HTML wizard Feature Builder
Pinch & ZoomUpload a high-resolution image and let users pinch to zoom in on detail.
Gallery with thumbnailsAnother great slideshow option with just as much room to customize the look and feel.
Web feedStream live content seamlessly into your app with a powerful RSS renderer. Just paste in a feed, customize and publish.
Image SequenceMake 360-degree rotations or other image sequences that the user can simply drag their finger over to activate.
More great features
App buildingWith Mag+, you build your app simply by uploading a few images and assets, choosing the options you want and clicking a button. A few minutes later you can download a test app and a file to submit to Apple, Google or Amazon.
NewsstandBuild an app that’s compatible with Apple’s Newsstand and even get an automated feed for sending the right cover art to the Newsstand when you publish.
Additional Navigation OptionsTurn off the default thumbnail scrubber, or even disable swiping, to create the app experience that's right for your brand.
Issue publishingWhen you’re done with an issue, upload it to Publish and decide which devices you want to publish it to. Add a cover, title and description for the store and library.
Full Subscription ControlUse our simple subscription API to tie your app into your existing fulfillment house and sell subscriptions on your own site, or control access with a sign in window.
Your Choice of AnalyticsTrack every detail about how readers are using your app with your choice of analytics providers, with free options from Localytics and Flurry, as well as support for Omniture.
Issue ControlDecide whether any issue is part of a subscription or not, for full control over your offering.
Push notificationsSend unlimited notifications to your users just by typing in a message and hitting send.
Enterprise AppsCreate secure and flexible Enterprise apps. Control your content and host it wherever you want – in line with your security policies. Make your internal content accessible and titles searchable through the built-in Library, and manage segment-based access with our Subscription API. Use Push Notifications to update and communicate with your audience. Evaluate the usage and efficiency using various build-in analytics options.
In-App MessagingWith the optional Appboy add-on, you can send in-app messages and push notifications to targeted groups of customers-e.g, all users who have downloaded the app, but never purchased an issue. Set up recurring campaigns, increase conversions.
No Download ChargesWith Mag+, you always have the opportunity to host issues yourself and pay nothing to us. Or you can use our hosting and pay a few cents per issue—no pre-payment necessary.
If you’re inspired and would like to try Mag+ yourself we suggest you download the tools for free. If you’d like to see more we suggest to have a look in the client section or to watch more videos in the video gallery.