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The Today's Document App

The National Archives has released our first mobile application called “Today’s Document,” based on the popular feature on

This new mobile app is an interactive gallery that allows you to explore the holdings of the US National Archives through a collection of 365 fascinating documents and photographs from throughout history.  Learn what significant event happened on your birthday, search the documents by keyword, or browse the collection at your leisure.

Zoom in on the high resolution images to get a closer look at the featured documents and photographs, use the calendar feature to select a specific date, or select “Surprise Me” to show a document at random.  Want to learn more?  Tap the “info” icon to read background information on the document and link to related websites.  You can even share documents via email, Facebook and Twitter, and add documents to your list of favorites by tapping the “star” icon.

Today’s Document mobile app is currently available in the Android marketplace and the Apple iTunes Store.

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Today's Document Mobile App at the iTunes Store

QR code for Today's Docment app at iTunes store

Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

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Today's Document Mobile App at the Android Marketplace

QR code for Today's Docment app at Android Market

Mobile App for Android devices.

New to QR (Quick Reponse) Codes? The cameras on some mobile devices can scan them to open a web browser to a particular web address or perform another task on your device. The QR codes on this page take you where you can download the Today's Document app on the Android Marketplace and Apple iTunes Store sites. You may need to install a QR barcode scanner app for your device.

Disclaimer: While we have provided the Today's Document application for your download, NARA does not endorse the Android Marketplace or the Apple iTunes Store. Nor does the National Archives endorse other products, opinions, or services presented on those sites, or any sites linked to them. The National Archives is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on the Android Marketplace or Apple iTunes Store sites, their policies, or for any costs incurred while using those sites.


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