FAQ

What's Club MacStories?

Club MacStories is a way to unlock extra MacStories content that serves as companion material to the website, delivered every week. Subscriptions are available at $5/month or $50/year.

Club MacStories is not a paywall for the website, which will always remain free and supported by sponsors.

On top of the additional content you're paying for, with a Club MacStories membership you'll also make a direct contribution to the MacStories team, helping us produce quality content on a daily basis.

How can I subscribe?

You can subscribe to Club MacStories with a $5/month or $50/year subscription here and here; if you choose the annual option, it's like getting two months for free (and a warm virtual hug from us).

By default, subscriptions are set to renew automatically; you can manage all your subscription settings here.

You can also tap the buttons above to pick a subscription option and become a Club MacStories member.

Can I read a sample issue of MacStories Weekly before I subscribe?

Yep! You can find a free issue of the new MacStories Weekly here.

Can I read back issues of MacStories Weekly and Monthly Log after I sign up?

You bet. Log in with your Club MacStories account at club.macstories.net and you'll find an archive of every newsletter we've sent since September 2015. They're all yours to read.

Is this secure?

Yes. Subscriptions are handled with a Memberful integration on MacStories, which has been updated to support HTTPS. Memberful uses Stripe to securely process payments.

Credit card data is sent securely to Stripe before the payment form is submitted. Memberful never sees your credit card data – only Stripe does. Stripe is PCI compliant and secure. You can read the Memberful security FAQ here.

Will you spam me?

Absolutely not. We promise we won't resell or share your email address with any third-party. Your email address will only be used to deliver MacStories Weekly, the Monthly Log, and Club MacStories-related communications.

Will Weekly be delivered every single week?

It's our goal to deliver an issue of MacStories Weekly every single week, but we may take some weeks off during the year.

We'll let the numbers speak for themselves here. During the first (ad-supported and shorter) version of MacStories Weekly that ran from August 2014 to September 2015, we published 50 issues in 55 weeks. We took 5 weeks off for national holidays and personal reasons, and we aim to keep this level of frequency going forward with Club MacStories.

In the 29 weeks between September 14, 2015 and April 8, 2016, we've delivered 27 issues of MacStories Weekly for Club MacStories members.

How can I cancel my subscription?

You can log into your Club MacStories profile at macstories.memberful.com and cancel your subscription if you no longer wish to be a Club member.

Who's behind this?

The MacStories team, and primarily Federico Viticci, Ryan Christoffel, and John Voorhees.

Federico is the founder and Editor in Chief of MacStories, who's been writing about Apple and apps for over six years now. Ryan writes for MacStories with a focus on iPad and the iOS ecosystem. John Voorhees is a regular MacStories contributor, creator of Blink, and co-host with Robb Lewis of the podcast Ruminate.

So, yes, we are people. We're an indie website about Apple and this is what we do every day.

Can I ask questions or submit my Home screen?

Absolutely. As a member, you can ask us questions for the Q&A and Workflow Corner sections of MacStories Weekly, where we'll answer questions about technology in general and iOS workflows, respectively.

You can also submit your iOS or watchOS Home screen for our consideration. If you think you have an interesting Home screen, simply attach a screenshot and in one or two sentences explain what makes it interesting. Please do not send us a full description; we will contact you if we want to feature your Home screen.

Links and email addresses for Q&A, Workflow Corner, and Home screens are available in the latest issues of MacStories Weekly for Club members.

Can I also send you ideas for Club MacStories?

For sure! We'd love to get suggestions on how to make Club MacStories even better. You can find Federico, Graham, and John on Twitter as @viticci, @iryantldr, and @johnvoorhees. You can also send us an email at clubfeedback@macstories.net.