LIFE for iPad – iPad App of the Week

LIFE for iPad – iPad App of the Week

This is a regular feature of the blog looking at various Apps available. Some of the apps will be useful for those involved in learning technologies, others will be useful in improving the way in which you work, whilst a few will be just plain fun! Some will be free, others will cost a little and one or two will be what some will think is quite expensive.

This week’s App is LIFE for iPad.

LIFE for iPad is a spectacular experience: LIFE’s legendary photo collection at a never-before-seen resolution. Download the free app to explore LIFE’s vast archives, up-to-the-minute news photos, and special features not available anywhere else.

– View high definition (HD) photo galleries featuring this enormous collection of professional, endless fascinating, and historically significant photography.
-Immerse yourself in the map-based LIFE Explorer view that allows you to find photos based on where they were taken.
-“Email”, “Facebook”, and “Twitter” buttons allow you to easily send LIFE photos to friends or post them to your favorite social networks.
– Take millions of high-resolution photos with you everywhere you go.
– Travel through this app by swiping side-to-side or using the interactive filmstrip mode.


I have a few photo galley apps like LIFE on my iPad, it’s a bit like having a coffee table book you can flick through.

There are some really good photographs to be found in the LIFE app and one aspect of the app I do like is the ability to easily share the images with others either through e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.

For example, having found a great image of the Space Shuttle I can send the link to my social network or via e-mail.

The LIFE galleries cover a huge range of subjects, topics and countries.

The only downside is the odd advert which pops up, which I can accept as it is a free app, however it is somewhat discordant when going through a gallery on a delicate subject, such as war, for an advert to pop up about a celebrity magazine!

You do also need an internet connection so remember that too.

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