Flipboard: Your News Magazine

Flipboard: Your News Magazine

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1
File Size:
2.64MB
Date Added:
November 07, 2013
Price:
Free; Requires Android phone
Operating Systems:
Android 2.2/2.3 - 2.3.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7/3.0/3.1/3.2/4.0
Total Downloads:
2,259
Downloads Last Week:
6
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with 2.2 and above.

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Flipboard: Your News Magazine compiles news, social updates, and all your favorite topics into a gorgeous, easy-to-flip-through magazine. This hugely popular app can change the way you read your favorite content, as well as encourage you to read more.

Pros

Fantastic design: Flipboard: Your News Magazine smartly arranges content into a stylish magazine-style format, so that using it feels like you're reading a sleek virtual magazine. You'll love the image-based front cover, the great flipping effect, and the effortless left-and-right swiping gestures for quick navigation.

Great reading experience: Enjoying your favorite sites and feeds through this beautiful, magazine-themed app is a lot more entertaining than using a standard RSS reader or manually visiting Web pages.

Lets you save favorites: You can save any article or news item and add it to a custom magazine, so that you can easily store all your favorite content in one place and easily review it later. For avid readers, this proves more effective than merely bookmarking content.

Cons

Ads within content: You won't catch any sign of banners or other ads at first, but once you start reading, you'll notice full-page ads integrated into the content, just like they would appear in a conventional magazine.

Requires online access: You can't view saved content or access any of the app's main features offline. Also, if you don't have a good connection, content retrieval (especially for image-based articles) can be slow.

Bottom Line

One of the most visually appealing apps in the Google Play store, Flipboard: Your News Magazine brings you a remarkable reading experience on your smartphone or tablet. You'll just love the way it looks and feels. If you enjoy reading -- whether you prefer news, tutorials and tips, or general articles -- this is a must-have app.

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST APP ON THE MARKET"

    April 13, 2013   |   By dsumm438

    Version: Flipboard: Your News Magazine 1.9.14

    Pros

    I love the functionality of this app.

    Cons

    Wish I could like Facebook pages and add friends directly on Flipboard. I would also like to follow Tumblr blogs directly from Flipboard. It would be helpful to unlike or unfollow directly from Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+. Pinterest would be a Nice addition.

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  • 5 stars

    "Superb App! Different from the rest."

    June 30, 2012   |   By Abro86

    Version: Flipboard: Your News Magazine 1.8.4

    Pros

    - Unique "flip" style navigation.

    - Lots of content.

    - Loads fairly seamlessly, even when switching to the mobile browser.

    - Small file size. At 2.68 MB it makes Google Currents look like a bloated cow at 27-ish MB.

    Cons

    - The flip navigation can get a little old sometimes but it's not bad.

    - I can't figure out how to share to anything but Twitter, but that's more just that I haven't made the time to figure out how, still could be a little more seamless.

    - I haven't seen anything for caching for offline reading but that could be I just haven't found it yet?

    Summary

    What else is there to say? Magazine formatted websites made easy. It's fun to use too and doesn't take up all your storage with bloat. It doesn't seem to do caching for offline reading but I don't need that too terribly myself; there may be some that it would be a deal breaker for though.

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