iPad App Review: Flipboard

Please note: I should have requested permission before posting photos that were not mine to post. I apologize. Until I receive approval, I decided to remove the screenshots. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Flipboard is an amazing *free* app that aggregates your favorite sites and presents the information in magazine format. Your content can be personalized by choosing featured topics, such as linking to your social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Flickr, or Instagram. Changing your selections is simple and you can search for topics of interest. The presentation is beautiful and intuitive… just swipe the screen to turn the page. The app is only available for iPad but the two work wonderfully together.

You can view from either portrait or landscape presentation. I have no preference. Here are some screen shots for you to compare the web version vs. the Flipboard version.

Here are my contents pages:

Portrait Orientation

Landscape Orientation

Here is a comparison of a group pool on Flickr vs. the same view on Flipboard.

Here is a sample of Twitter vs. Flipboard.

Here’s one more. Google Reader vs. Flipboard.

And if you want to drill down to the detail, just click on the item.

There are things you can do from the app such as share, email, mark as favorite, like, comment, retweet, or view on the web. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit the Flipboard website, which also has lots of information plus a video and a link to the the App Store.

If you’re not already, I hope you’ll try out Flipboard and let me know how it works for you. Comments are always welcome.