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National Geographic Magazine

By National Geographic Society


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Ranked best among newsstand apps for 2012 by Apple. National Geographic magazine is available on iPhone and iPad. Subscribe once and get National Geographic magazine on both devices. Existing print and digital subscribers get complimentary access to both editions.

Here are details on our subscription* offers:
Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues)
Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue)
Single issues: $4.99/issue
Back issues of National Geographic magazine for iPad start with our February 2011 issue and November 2012 for iPhone.

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• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
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About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology, and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

What's New in Version 2.5.1

App icon and branding updates


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Customer Reviews

Better before update, no bookmarks, no Plus support

Before updating, when I came back to the app after closing it, it would remember where I was in each article. I tend to read articles a bit at a time on the train, and having to find my place each time is irritating -- especially since it used to be fine. And unlike some others, I actually preferred the page by page scrolling vs continuous. That's not a huge issue if it would remember where I was or provide bookmarks though. The new design also wastes space at the top of eac screen for a new, rather pointless toolbar. I'd rather it maximize screen real estate for the content and provide (infrequently used) tools via some other method. Overall, I love the content, but am disappointed in the new version of the app.

Update: the above issues are still problems -- especially that it doesn't remember where you left off reading. And now there's a new problem: the photos for which the magazine receives so much acclaim, do not scale up to fill the screen on the 6 Plus (nor 6S Plus?). Very annoying.

Please update

No matter how short the trip was, the app will not remember where I left off and will begin from the top. This is really frustrating because during the course of reading an article, I often turn off my phone or go to main screen and then come back to the article multiple times, and I am forced to scroll down to where I left off. I would rather use safari or use my laptop, but both of them require so much more effort. (In fact I don't even think this is possible)

Another bothering thing is that when I highlight a word, national geographic will not allow me to define the word. Now I know that this is related to article copying and pasting problem and I understand why NG made this decision, but to a person like me whose first language is not English, this ruins my experience of reading the article so that I will not understand what it's trying to say and get bored, causing me to not read the journal some point. If there is a way to add that option, I would love it and would rate this app 5 star for sure.

Superb content - shoddy app

1. No bookmarking feature
2. No "share" feature (I understand NatGeo doesn't want me "sharing" an entire issue, so how about they place a monthly limit on the amount of bytes I can share). NatGeo, I promise, you will gain more subscribers if u let the current subscribers to essentially advertise for you!
3. The app doesn't keep track of where you left off. Coupled with no bookmarking, this means that even if you go away for 10 secs to send a txt, the app will bring you back to the very beginning.
4. The whole interface is weird and not intuitive.
5. The "library" feature should show the issues that the subscribers actually downloaded to their device. Instead, you get a list of ALL the issues available for download. So if you had downloaded a December 2013 and June 2015, and July 2016 issues, you will have to scroll down though all those years in order to find what's actually on your device.

National Geographic Magazine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 14.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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