Wednesday, July 21, 2010

iPad App Review: Flipboard

Flipboard is billed as "your social magazine," a stylized digital content reader curated by the people. But the free iPad app which is available now, works its best when those people are actually showing you interesting things, and not just boring you with the minutia of their daily lives.

I was actually having a pretty good time during my preview of least until it started giving me "over capacity" error messages when I tried to sync Facebook and Twitter. There is lots to do in this app that have no relation to your Facebook or Twitter, to the point that it could become my main way to consume news on the iPad.

The interface for each hub looks like the New York Times' website...a couple large images with headlines and a bunch of smaller stories.

Flipboard is the world's first social magazine. Your Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. And it’s an incredible place to discover fresh content from around the Twittersphere.

Flipboard brings the timeless layout of print media to social media. No more scrolling through long lists of posts and links. No more jumping back and forth between websites. Your Flipboard is everything you care about in one place. It's your magazine. It's your Flipboard.

Flipboard is available for FREE from the Apple iTunes App Store

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