The History Channel released an iPad app called “The Civil War Today” and it is amazing! Admittedly I am a raging Civil War geek, but this app truly leverages the iPad’s potential to create an informative and interesting reading experience.
Here is a screenshot.
The app is a newspaper that covers every day of the war in real time. The complete process will take four years! Every day images, diary entries, maps, original reporting and excerpts from contemporary newspapers create a fascinating experience. The diaries truly impressed me because you can either read the original document or a modern text version if you do not want to decipher handwriting. It really makes the era live.
I highly suggest iPad owners consider a download. The price is $7.99. Yes, it is a bit expensive, but it is a four year project and well worth it in my opinion.
Trask, The Last Tyromancer