National Geographic

National Geographic

By National Geographic

Score: 3
3
From 6,010 Ratings

Description

A source of endless inspiration for the everyday explorer and the insatiably curious, the National Geographic app reveals new insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries through high-definition storytelling. Your free account gives you access to a personalized feed of the topics you love. DISCOVER groundbreaking articles by pioneers in storytelling. GET INSPIRED by award-winning photos. WATCH over 3,000 captivating videos. EXPERIENCE our rich history through curated archives dating back to 1888. --- National Geographic App subscription offer details: - Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues) - Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue) - Single issues: $4.99/issue - Subscriptions do not include content from magazines published by National Geographic Partners, LLC other than the National Geographic magazine. • Payment will be processed through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Your subscription will automatically renew per the billing cycle of your subscription (i.e., monthly or yearly) 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. • The renewal charge for your Subscription shall be the same as the original purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. • To avoid the billing of fees for the next Subscription period, you must switch off your monthly or yearly Subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. • You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for you current Subscription period and you will continue to have access to your Subscription until the end of your current Subscription period. • National Geographic provides no refunds and you may cancel auto-renewal at any time. All sales are final. • After purchase via iTunes, you will have unlimited access on this device.

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Reviews

“Enhancement” is simple.

1
Give us back the offline viewing that you took away.
By S.V. L'Audace

Still missing the magazine

1
I know the developers have said they’ll look at bringing back offline reading, but I want the original functionality back. I had downloaded all my issues in the hopes of finding time to play all the videos and use all the other interactive content that has since gone away. It’s like someone took my magazine collection to the dump, and I’ll never recover it. I regret putting off reading what I had. I cancelled my automatic renewal. Please make me reconsider.
By slywy

What were you thinking - this update is bad

1
Still waiting to be able to view the magazine offline as before... come on folks get it together! Please bring back the prior version or at least fix it so I can read offline... I will not waste my time describing what others are saying about this update as it is all true. This has been a grave mistake of an update! Fix and I'll change my rating back to five stars.
By Voidman66

Another update - hopes dashed again

1
Every time there is an update, I’m hopeful that it Natgeo has come to their senses and reverted the functionality back to the old version that was a print replica that allowed offline downloading. Once again, the same terrible design remains and I get closer to my renewal date any the likelihood of resubscribing approaches zero. I love the magazine but the app has erased 130 years of goodwill.
By JaneDhs

Can the content be downloaded now?

4
Really look forward that the magazine can be downloaded and read offline again. Please make it happen.
By Daenzs

REALLY ??

1
“Thee” ?? National Geographic App? Really? (Please rate our app)? WHAT APP ⁉️
By Dymond2020

Updated?

1
Updated a week ago... no mention of reinstating old functionality. NatGeo has been a mainstay for me, now it’s silage... How many unsubscriptions have you wrought? ——— How many times will we see a “developer response” claiming to be looking into reinstating off-line usage, let alone most content. NGM used to be a worthy magazine, let alone one of the best apps. Time to stop bullshitting your subscribers... No stars (if I could), and I won’t update until I see others reporting that the old magazine format, issue downloads, and off-line access has returned... Developer response... Finally, after months of 1 star reviews! They say they are aware of the inability to download, and are considering the issue. Should we hold our breath? Is this “potential” reversal due to the recent buyout? Somehow I’m not sure I’m comforted by Disney... Time will tell...
By j footprint

How could NG management let this happen ?

1
There’s nothing I can really say that every other review hasn’t already said. I’ve been a print subscriber since 1966. I’ve always considered National Geographic to be literally a national treasure. When the digital version came along I was prepared to be disappointed, but when I saw it I was totally blown away. It was the most beautiful digital creation I had ever seen. To be honest, it was really the only reason I owned an iPad. I pretty much hate Apple products and have multiple Android and Windows devices. But nothing could touch Nat Geo on iPad. Then my iPad died and I didn’t replace it for almost a year. When I just now installed the Nat Geo app on my new iPad I thought I downloaded the wrong thing. Then I saw the reviews and realized what had happened. Why? How? Why would you destroy something that was so perfect? I’ve never implored a publisher to go backwards before, but I’m doing it now. Please NG, read these reviews and please bring us back the magazine we loved so much.
By Rmadden

Done with National Geographic

1
I was one of your best promoters of what a great app NG is. Not anymore! I can’t download for offline reading. You are now worthless to me.
By Swampy51

From great app to terrible web browser

1
The recent changes to the National Geographic app were a total downgrade that took a once great app and made it garbage. The old app looked like I was reading an enhanced version of the print magazine. Videos and other interactives added to an already great experience. The new app is simply a browser to view the magazine from a web page. They should have just done away with the app and had us view the stories online. Cons of the new app: - You can't download magazines to view when you are without an Internet connection. - You're viewing the articles on a webpage, not pages like in the old app, so if you stop reading and come back, you have to scroll through the article to find where you left off. - If you are somewhere that doesn't have a stable internet connection but are able to go outside and get enough of a connection to open the magazine, then, when you go inside, an obnoxious "NO INTERNET CONNECTION" message flashes at the top of the screen every 30 seconds or so. - When you open pictures in the new app, the caption only appears for about 10 seconds. Then you have to tap the picture again to get the caption to reappear. - The preview of next month's edition have gone away. I understand the need the change and upgrade things, but the old app was a pretty good app and only needed a couple of minor tweaks, not a complete overhaul that is basically just links to view the stories as a web page. While the new app allows for viewing the archives, the rest is a total downgrade. Since the changes, I have been less motivated to read the magazine. I have been digital subscriber since 2012 but I'm considering switching to the print edition. Please, let's go back to the old version of the National Geographic Magazine app.
By Rmg717psp

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