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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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
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.
Best on iPad
This app should be rated six stars when used on the iPad. Most of the complaints from iPhone users don't apply on the iPad. Photos are full screen and the color and clarity are awesome- even better than the print magazine, which I subscribed to for many years before going all digital. I can always come back to exactly where I left off in an article by tapping the viewer icon,as long as I don't do a full iPad shutdown (maybe even then-- I haven't tried it). And the electronic version offers many extras compared to the print version, like videos, audio tracks from the authors, and interactive charts and diagrams. Definitely worth the price of a subscription.
Great Content, Poor App
Until recently I read National Geographic on my iPad, which worked just fine. Now I'm trying to read it on my iPhone 6S Plus, which isn't so great. The iPhone app is full of bugs, but by far the most irritating is that the app seems to be unaware of the right side of the screen. The text of articles hugs the left side of the screen, leaving the right third of the screen completely blank. Worse, the same problem exists when displaying photos. Thus the pictures occupy only a small fraction of the available screen real estate, making the "enlarged" photos barely bigger than a postage stamp. If this one bug were fixed I would be reasonably happy with the app. As it is, I don't think I'll renew my subscription.
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 27, 2015
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 14.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Geographic Society
- © National Geographic Society
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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