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Daily Curiosity app review: learn new facts every day

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Introduction

I’ve always been a believer in lifelong learning and I’m one of those people that can never get enough of learning new, interesting, and often useless facts. With today’s always online world, the opportunity to discover new facts and improve our personal knowledge is never-ending, but can be a little bit frustrating at the same time. If you try to find interesting facts by yourself, you can expect to spend a considerable amount of time sifting through a lot of nonsense.

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If you’d rather have some great and interesting facts delivered to you, the Daily Curiosity app is a great choice. This app provides you with a dose of five different interesting factoids daily that have been hand-picked by their editors. Rather than scour the Internet you can simply tap into this app and get your daily fix. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Curiosity - Explore facts, improve your knowledge

Free

Behind the Curiosity

The Daily Curiosity app is the brainchild of a company based in Chicago called Beacon Solutions. If there's one thing that all of its team members share, it’s their lifelong love of learning and that’s why they decided to come together and create this app. They consciously made the decision to include all areas of learning – everything from astronomical discoveries, to the lifespan of a common butterfly. It’s an app for the highly curious and lover of lifelong learning.

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The founder of Daily Curiosity, a guy by the name of Gabe Vehovsky, is a self-confessed lover of lifelong learning and enjoys sharing that love with his children. When he created this app, he intuitively knew that there are a lot of other people just like him out there with a love of lifelong learning and an insatiable need to satisfy that curiosity. His goal was to inspire people to continuously learn new things.

To create this app, he put together a strong team with a diverse background in a lot of different areas such as product management, physics, biology, finance, and investment banking to name a few. The one thing that all of the Daily Curiosity team have in common is their love of lifelong learning and a desire to have a little fun in the process. They’ve created a contagious atmosphere of fun and learning and it shows in the type of product they’ve created.

Lifelong Learning

There are all kinds of different news and learning apps available in the App Store and some of them are quite inspiring, but Daily Curiosity is something just a little bit different. This app has a fantastic user friendly interface that’s designed to present information in a fun and appealing way. The developers of this app don’t believe in just presenting you facts – they believe in presenting you information with stunning visuals that will keep you coming back for more on a daily basis.

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What’s great about this app is that it is completely free. There are no ads or in-app purchases – just a great informative app that will keep you occupied on the train ride home from work. They do require you to sign up with either your Facebook or Twitter account which is a little annoying, but not a major irritant. This app will require 27.4 MB of available space on your iOS device.

Curiosity - Explore facts, improve your knowledge

Free

The Anatomy of the App

When you first run the app, you will have to sign up with either your Facebook or Twitter account and you’ll also have to provide a username and your email. Once you have that out of the way, the developers walk you through a quick introduction of the app that’s quite informative and only takes a couple of seconds to work through.

Basically, they present you with five different informative stories each day on just about any topic you can think of. Each topic is presented in a video, but if you’re short for time they do provide you with a summary of the main points in the video, as well as a link to a Wikipedia page with more information.

Another great feature of this app which I thought was a fantastic idea is that they summarize the videos into three key facts. For the type of people that prefer soundbites to long-winded explanations this may be all the information they’re looking for. Even if you don’t mind looking at 10 to 15 minute videos it’s still nice to see each video nicely summarized in this manner.

The best part about learning new and interesting facts is being able to share them with friends and family and you can do that right inside the app. Each video has a share button at the bottom which you can use to send the video to friends or family members on Twitter or Facebook. It’s a simple little tool, but it’s a nice addition.

Perhaps, the best part of this app is the great visual way they present each daily topic. They’re presented in a slideshow which you can sort through by simply sliding left on the screen. Each topic includes a large cover photo with some interesting tidbits to give you an idea of what you’ll find inside.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Includes a stunning visual interface
  • They provide you with five new topics each day
  • Each topic includes a video as well as a key point summary
  • No ads or in-app purchases
  • Also includes links to more information on Wikipedia

Cons

  • You have to sign up for the app with your Facebook or Twitter account

Satiate Your Curiosity

Daily Curiosity is a fantastic app for anybody that enjoys learning new things on various topics. It has a great graphical interface that makes using the app a pleasure and simple as well. You can choose to watch full videos on each topic or simply browse over the key points – the choice is yours. The only real complaint I have with this app is why limit the topics to five each day?

Curiosity - Explore facts, improve your knowledge

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Allan Calder

Allan is a freelance writer who loves scouring the App Store for exciting, intriguing and unique apps.