Here is some good news for all those who like History. You don’t have to turn the pages of your old History book or pore over old dailies. All information about the past is now in your palm in the form of an iPhone app called ‘Today In History’ by Down-Shift Inc.
I have seen many apps of this type, but this app impressed me with its versatility. Today In History provides you with detailed historical information ranging from news which happened long time ago to the most recent events, on an easy to use interface.
Today In History provides the information under four different categories – Events, Births, Deaths and Holidays. Under ‘Events’, you can get all the famous historic events which took place on that particular day. You can view the ‘Births’ and ‘Deaths’ of the famous people in History and finally the holidays, which you might not have known so far. This app also allows you to use it without registering by just making use of your Facebook login. However, you can register if you want to put up your comments on any particular event.
To view the oldest of any of the four sections in this app. just drag the timeline down. If you want to know what happened on your birthday, an option to go to that particular day is available. You can view other users’ comments when you tap on any of the information listed there. And you can also write your own comment regarding that. You don’t need to be online to use this.
The user interface is simple and easy to use. If you come across some historical information that you have not known, then you can share it with your friends, through Facebook, Twitter and email.
This app, is really useful for people who would like to know what’s unique about each day or what happened on a particular day several years ago. Today In History is definitely of more value than what we pay.
Rating: 4.5/ 5