Best Free iPad App of the Week: National Geographic Today

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Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s pick is National Geographic Today, from the National Geographic Society. It offers a daily dose of the famously spectacular photos from National Geographic, and a lot more besides.

National Geographic Today is another very nicely done app from National Geographic – I’ve not seen them put a foot wrong yet with their iOS apps.

The app opens to a blinds style view of the last seven days of daily photos and other content (shown in the screencap at the top of this post). Needless to say, the photos are superb …

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

It’s easy to toggle on and off photo details with just a single tap …

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

There are also excellent videos and articles to enjoy throughout the app …

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

It’s easy to share content via email, Twitter, or Facebook – and you can save the wonderful photos to use as wallpapers.

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

There are ‘Your Photos’ sections that are also full of great shots. I lived in London for a number of years, so I was happy a great ‘Your London Photos’ set …

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

You can also browse through the app in By Week and By Content views. The By Content view is divided into sections for Videos, Articles, Galleries, and Featured Photos.

Nationa Geographic Today for iPad

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If you’re a fan of National Geographic, or just a fan of great photography, you’re definitely going to want to give this app a look.

Here’s an App Store link for National Geographic Today.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.

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Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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  2. I like the app’s concept but was disapponited that it was not retina ipad optimized. All the great photos look blurred on new ipad because of this. I have sent my feedback to the devs hoping they will update soon for 3rd gen iPad users.