The Church has released a digital version of the November 2013 conference issue of the Ensign magazine for iPad users. (Note that this is a separate app from the Gospel Library mobile app. This app does not allow you to highlight and annotate using the Notes and Journal features.)

The issue is free as part of the LDS Ensign mobile app from Apple’s App Store. To find and download the free app, use this direct link, or search for “LDS Ensign” and look for the magazine cover shown above. If you have already downloaded the app, you can get the latest November 2013 issue.

The interactive Ensign includes these features:

  • Audio clips, video clips, and additional images and photographs not found in the printed version of the magazine. Watch a video or listen to a talk while you read it.
  • Easy navigation. Find content with the thumbnail view of each page and a miniature table of contents.
  • Tap on a portrait of a Church leader in the organizational chart of Church leaders to see a biography.
  • Jump to a specific talk or enlarge a photo with the touch of a finger.
  • Links to related content on LDS.org.

Once you download the November issue, you don’t need an Internet connection to play the embedded audio files. If you are connected, you can play videos and link back to pages on LDS.org, such as general conferenceyouth.lds.org, or news.lds.org.

In December 2011, the Church released the first prototype of the Ensign magazine for iPad based on the November 2011 conference issue of the Ensign. The app now offers 3 conference issues and the October 2011 special Ensign about the Book of Mormon. (Although the app was originally released for Apple iOS and also for Android, the Android version has not been updated with the November 2013 Ensign.)

The latest release is part of the Church’s ongoing efforts to assess the digital publishing platform. The Church welcomes your feedback with this interactive magazine. Your comments and suggestions will help the Church determine how it will use digital publishing with Church magazines and other products. To comment, please use the link at the top of the issue’s contents page.

Learn more in the article “Church Releases iPad Version of November 2013 Ensign” on Church News & Events.

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