Flipboard was given the honors by Apple to be the best iPad app of 2010. Since then, they have released an iPhone version. Other apps have struggled with transitioning from the iPad to the iPhone, but Flipboard managed to duplicate that same ease of use and design as the original. The iPad, however, offers a larger space to view documents and this can be very attractive to those who are accustomed to the traditional magazine format.
The User Interface The user interface sets Flipboard apart from other applications, with its unique flipping animations, and tile layout, Flipboard is my favorite news reader because it enables me to share articles to a range of social media sites, including my Facebook fan pages. Flipboard makes it easy to search for articles and topics. And yet, just when you thought that Flipboard could not improve, it recently released new features that make the Flipboard experience even better.
Flipboard 2.0 introduced some amazing new features, including the ability to create "My Magazines." You can create your very own magazine or series of magazines with your favorite stories. Rather than saving your favorite articles in storage for later, you publish your favorite articles in the form of magazines that can be shared with others. Of course, you can still use Pocket and Instapaper for saving articles for a more personal reading experience. You can also subscribe to magazines created by other Flipboard users. Awesome! Check out my latest podcast.
Most recently, Flipboard created a web-based version of the app that works seamlessly with the versions created for iOS devices.