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Create, manage and organize your very own personal magazine with this outstanding app for Android

Pros

  • Easy-to-use, intuitive interface similar to other social platforms
  • Collect stories, photos and videos into your own magazine using the '+' button
  • Organize and share topics with other users
  • Create your own profile, follow and build up followers
  • Casually browse or read the Daily Edition for a quick summary
  • Thousands of topics to choose from, growing daily

Cons

  • Difficult to uninstall

Flipboard is a free personal magazine app for Android, developed by Flipboard. Create your life's own personal magazine and stay informed about your favorite topics and interests. The app is available to download in its full version from the review page. A widget is also available for easy access from the Android menu. 

Condensing your Life

When we are watching or listening to the news, our brain often enacts a kind of filtering operation, ignoring any content that does not directly relate to our interests or concerns at the time. Finding content that appeals to us and only us is a long and tiresome affair, requiring months of research and dedication to build up a nice selection of subscriptions, magazines and so on. With the introduction of social media, this is no longer the case and Flipboard is an excellent example. It allows you, in short, to create your very own personal magazine, tailored completely towards your interests and presented the way you want. Condense all of your favorite things in life into a few short pages or articles and browse in a much more targeted way. 

Your Personal Magazine

Flipboard works entirely for you. When you first open the app, you'll be asked to provide it with some interests so that it can fetch suitable media for you. This includes popular publications such as newspapers and business magazines as well as topic-specific content relating to everything from politics and travel to vegan food and robotics. Topics are gathered from a vast collection, growing all the time, and are continuously being fed by millions using the app. Just like on other social networks, the more topics you follow, the more your options will grow and the more recommendations you will get. Best of all, Flipboard is region sensitive and has 24 localized editions spanning the whole world so that you're more likely to find what's relevant for you. 

To keep a topic close at hand, you use the '+' button, Flipboard's defining feature. It will add that topic to your own magazine, accessible at any time from your profile. Using this feature you can create, organize and share any number of magazines with other users and use them to define your personality. Share specific articles on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for the most social experience. Flipboard, after all, encourages you to follow not just topics but other users too. You can upload a photo and provide a brief description about yourself, just like on other social networks. 

To keep a topic close at hand, you use the '+' button, Flipboard's defining feature. It will add that topic to your own magazine, accessible at any time from your profile. Using this feature you can create, organize and share any number of magazines with other users and use them to define your personality. Share specific articles on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for the most social experience

Similar to other news feeds, reading your magazine is as easy as opening it and scrolling through the content. The user interface is highly intuitive and easy to navigate. Headlines will enable you to determine how interesting individual articles are and whether they're worth reading. If you're looking for general news across all interest areas, the 'Home' page will allow you to access a summary of the day's content. A 'Daily Edition' will also gather the highlights of the day's news and present it all as a single ad hoc magazine, particularly handy if you don't have a lot of time. In addition to stories, Flipboard also lets you view and share videos and photos that interest you, making it suitable for any occasion. To get the most out of your magazine, it's recommended that you use the app's dashboard to edit and manage your magazines. It can be accessed from within the app or at a separate URL. This lets you sort your content, apply themes, fonts and other design features. 

The Verdict

Flipboard provides what a lot of social networking apps do: connectivity. Through the app you'll be able to connect with other users, share your interests and organize them all for your convenience. What it adds is a personal touch, namely the ability to organize and edit your magazines to your liking, making it a far more personal experience. Localized editions ensure that finding content is not a problem. Efficient presentation makes filtering content a breeze. A Daily Edition will even let you access what's trending or relevant, specific to you. Step out of the dark and start reading what matters the most to you, without limitations. Download Flipboard now and see what your life's magazine is like. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Type Freeware

Version 3.2.2

Size 7.37 MB

Other versions

3.2.2 2.0.11 1.9.11

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