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Finally, TED Releases Official iPad App

Good news, TED aficionados: there's an official TED iPad application (developed by Matt Drance,who also runs AppleOutsider) out in the App Store, and it's free. The application allows you to watch videos in low and high res depending on your connection, organize playlists, explore what TED has to offer.

You can sort videos by recency and popularity, filter by tags or themes, discover new videos thanks to the related talks feature. I've just downloaded the app and it works really well. It's also elegant, minimal and polished. It almost feels like TED videos were meant to be consumed on the iPad in the first place.

From the TED blog:

The iPad presents a thrilling new platform for delivering a TED experience,” said June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media. “We rethought the user experience to take advantage of the portability, the touchscreen and the focused media time people have when they travel or settle in for an evening. We think TED fans will particularly love the “Inspire me” button, which creates a custom playlist to fill the exact amount of time they have free.

TED for iPad is free and available here. Make sure to read the interview with the developer Matt Drance here, and check out the screenshots below.