Flipboard for iPhone and iPad is simply the best way to browse and read news and other content on any iOS devise.
There’s a bold statement and one that let’s you know that the rest of this post is going to be pro Flipboard. I’ve been using this App since its very early days originally just available for iPad but now available on both devices. If you’re not familiar with it read on and I’ll try to get you up to speed.
What is Flipboard?
It’s many things. An RSS reader, a browser for social networks (read Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube etc.. ), a place to discover new content and now even a delivery method for publications such as the New York Times.
In sync with the experience that brings many people to Apple’s OS X and iOS devices, Flipboard is beautiful. That sounds shallow but it’s a simple way to sum it up. Other RSS readers can do the job but the team behind Flipboard have taken the time to turn our an interface that makes browsing and reading Internet content a pleasure.
Many RSS readers do the muscle work of showing you your feeds but Flipboard really excels in the aesthetics department.
As explained in previous posts about Flipboard, I started out using it primarily as a way to view the many RSS feeds that I have gathered via Google Reader. While I still do that, I spend just as much time in Social Media sections like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After connection it with your accounts on these services, you’re data is again massaged into a magazine like format for you to browse, Twitter never looked so good! It brings in attached images that your network of friends may have posted and incorporates them into the layout.
Time to share?
There are tools there to share content outbound from Flipboard, you can post on any of the social networks that you’ve configured. A recent update now allows your Youtube account to be connected, meaning channels you have subscribed to on Youtube are available to you.
Sync your account
Earlier this year, Flipboard was also released for iPhone. With this update was also the ability to create account within the App, this allows you to sign into the single account from multiple devices. So adding a feed on your iPhone means it’s automatically there on your iPad, it works so well you forget that it’s happening!
How to get it
So, what now? Well it’s free so there’s not much to stop you from installing it today. Head to the Flipboard Website, check out the movie on their home page, it shows you the App in action, I suspect you’ll then be off to the App Store to install it.