Reeds Nautical Almanac Direct Debit subscription

General FAQs

What format is the Reeds Nautical Almanac available in?

You can access the Almanac in print, on PC/Mac, on iPad and now as a PDF ebook too.

What are my user name and password?

The default user name is the email address you registered with. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here.

How do I update my Almanac?

You can update the Desktop Almanac from within the software.

You may be prompted to install the latest software update when you open the Almanac, but to check whether there is a software update available, click the blue button that says 'Check for application updates' on the home page.

Port data is updated more regularly. If there is an update available it will say so in red text within the Updates box on your home page. Go to 'My Subscriptions' and click the red 'Update' button next to any region pack you are subscribed to.

Can I still use a 16-digit code I didn't use in 2012?

No. The codes are valid only as long as the specific print edition they accompany i.e. between the publication of the Almanac in late August/early September and the end of December the following year.

How do I renew to the 2016 version?

If you are an existing subscriber you can go to the My Subscriptions page in your almanac app and update any of the regional packs that you have a subscription for.

If your 12-month subscription has expired, or if you are a new user there are several ways you can subscribe for the rest of 2016 and into 2017:

1. Buy the complete Digital Almanac on its own for £45.

2. Buy only the ports you need by choosing one of seven regional packs, priced between £29.99 and £34.99. Click here to read more about the regional packs.

3. Buy the print 2016 Reeds Nautical Almanac in an exclusive bundle with the complete Digital Almanac (desktop version only) for the special combined price of £65.

4. Buy the Reeds iPad Almanac. Read more about it here.

How long does my subscription last?

Your subscription lasts for 12 months from the date you bought it. You can see the expiry date on the My Subscriptions page.

I bought the hard copy Almanac and want to take advantage of the £20 offer for the Digital Almanac, but I didn't get a unique code.

Please contact and we will supply you with a code, provided you can produce proof of purchase.

Can I register for the Digital Almanac if I have bought a regional Almanac instead of the main Reeds Nautical Almanac?

Because the Digital Almanac contains the entire content of the print almanac, discounted access is only being made available as part of a package with the main print almanac, including the Looseleaf and Looseleaf Update Packs (see below).

Can I get a discount code with the Looseleaf Almanac or Looseleaf Update Pack?

Yes. Both the Looseleaf Almanac and its Update Pack include a postcard that bears a 16-digit code that will enable you to claim the same 60% discount off the RRP price of the Digital Almanac as someone who buys the bundle through this website (RRP £45, discount price £20).

Do I need to be connected to the Internet all the time to use the Digital Almanac?

No, the digital service is downloaded onto your computer and can then be used without being connected to the Internet. However, that computer will need to be connected to the Internet regularly to receive Almanac updates. Weather forecasts are also updated at least daily.

Can I download the digital service onto more than one computer?

The digital service can be downloaded onto a maximum of two computers, for example a desktop computer and a laptop.

Will the digital service work on a Mac as well as a PC?

Yes, the digital service uses Adobe’s Air software (downloaded free as part of the digital almanac), which works on both PCs and Macs. If using a Mac you will need OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or better. The Almanac does not work on PowerPC Macs.

Does the Almanac work on a Linux system?

Unfortunately no. The Almanac is based in Adobe AIR, which Adobe has stopped developing for Linux.

Does the digital service work on iPhones and other smartphones or similar devices?

No the service has not yet been extended onto these platforms.

How do I register for updates? Can I still get them even if I don't register for the digital service?

Updates for the print edition of the Reeds Nautical Almanac will continue to be uploaded onto the website monthly between January and June each year and will continue to be free.

Click here to be taken to a registration form to sign up for updates.

How do I print from the Digital Almanac?

You can select which elements you want to print from within the route planner.

Find out more about Reeds Almanacs and browse other Adlard Coles publications