While YouTube will forever be the place to indulge in all your video-related fantasies, TED for iPad offers a fine alternative. Based around a group of educational, inspirational and inspiring videos, this app allows you to search through TED’s catalogue and watch talks and seminars from a range of different speakers for instant inspiration. There’s a tremendous amount of content to be explored, and although a number of videos aren’t as good as others, overall there’s something for everyone, as long as it fits into one of the app’s predetermined categories.
TED For iPad – Inspirational Videos Whenever You Need Them
These set grouping are varied, though, incorporating everything from lectures on humour to culture. The search function also stretches this further, with elements that may not be directly associated within a certain type still existing within the app. It has to be said that the download itself can be a little fiddly. It’s far to easy to get stuck in a menu, and it can often take far too long before a video start playing, but given the detailed information for each presenter and the quality of each video, this is a tremendous app with plenty to offer in numerous areas.
Tailor-made for iPad (and now available on iPhone and iPod touch), you have full access to the full back-catalogue of TEDTalks from some of the world’s most fascinating people, including education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. There are more than 900 videos to view (and more added each week) and these can be viewed in both high or low-res formats depending on your current network connectivity or stored to view offline later.
Options include the ability to curate your own playlist of inspiring speeches, share your favorites with friends and even tell the app how much viewing time you have available and it will hand-pick some videos to suit your needs. You can even stream the videos onto the big screen via AirPlay – which is handy for the boardroom or the classroom when attempting to inspire young and impressionable minds.
There’s even a subtitled version offered by TED for iPad, meaning that regardless of what your situation may be, this is an app you should, at the very least, try out. A huge database of inspirational, information and humorous videos, TED for iPad makes you realize just how good the App Store is. As a free download, you really have nothing to lose by downloading it, but everything to gain.