By Avery Wilks
Flipboard is a magazine that fits in your pocket, an interactive app that provides a steady supply of personalized content.
Five years later, Flipboard is a reality. The free app, which was originally designed for the iPad but has since moved to mobile phones, pulls content from social media, blogs, news organizations and more – all based on the user’s interests – and curates it into a feed that users navigate quickly and effortlessly by flipping through pages.
Users can filter content from more than 30,000 topics, including topics such as news, technology and space travel, and follow news sources directly on the app.
The app also includes a feature called “The Daily Edition,” a collection of news content picked by the editorial staff each day.
With one or two touches of the screen, users can “like” pages, comment on them or “flip” them into a reading list to check out later.
Flipboad can be downloaded on Android or iOS devices.