The iPad App of the year is now available on the iPhone. Flipboard is an app that curates content from your social networks and the Web based on your interests and turns them into magazine-like digital pages. The application is designed specifically for the iPad’s and iPhone’s touch screen and allows users to “flip” through their social networking feeds and websites.
Along with Facebook and Twitter, Flipboard integrates with Google Reader and read later app, Instapaper. I’m a power user (whatever that means) of both but since feeds in Flipboard are shown in a magazine-style layout instead of Google Reader’s inbox-like interface. I’m still getting used to that.
Among the many subscription folders I have in Google Reader are legal, blogging and productivity. I don’t see an option to access only those folders via Flipboard, and accessing my 100+ subscriptions makes the app a less than productive effort.
It’s great to have a single place to enjoy, browse, comment on and share all the news, photos and updates that matter to you. And with the deluge of legal blogs approaching, an app that helps you parse that content becomes increasingly useful.
I’m relatively new to Filpboard and haven’t yet explored it’s full potential and would appreciate hearing how you use it. So please feel free to share your tips below. Thanks!