Flipboard arrives on the iPhone

Wednesday 07th, December 2011 / 13:32 Written by

Flipboard is snazzy app that created waves when it hit the iPad last year; the app served as slick ‘personal magazine’ that aggregated content into a visually appealing layout that resembled a digital magazine. The app garnered rave reviews and received plenty of accolades, including being named one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 innovations. Today, iPhone users can collectively yelp in excitement as the company have just launched the app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

You can’t argue with free, and that is exactly what you have to pay for this app. Like the iPad version, this app is free and offers users the ability to aggregate content from Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr and 500px (phew).

iPhone developers have recently been stepping things up and creating new, visually stunning apps for the iStore every day, and Flipboard is already right up there. A personal magazine is a no-brainer on a 9.7-inch display, but the folks at Flipboard have done a mighty fine job in trimming it down for the iPhone without losing any functionality.

On opening Flipboard up for the first time, you will we be asked to check categories of news that interest you; categories range from sports, technology, science to fashion amongst many more. In addition to these feeds, your Facebook news feed will pour content into a dedicated silo. As the name suggests, you will find yourself flipping through content much like you would with a magazine. The interface is simple, elegant yet effective. You wont ever feel like information is cluttered or distracting in any way.

Simply put, this app is a no brainer. Aggregators like Pulse are great, but if you are looking for an aesthetic and enjoyable way of pouring over your content, then this one is for you. Get reading.

Download Flipboard for the iPhone from the App Store, here. You could also read more about Flipboard on the iPad over here.

 

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Thomas is a tech-enthusiast who writes for GQ and MyPortableWorld. He got his break in the business by writing for the Boy Genius Report. He is also a self proclaimed drummer and scientist. We beg to differ. You can follow his deranged musings on twitter at: @stumpypenguin

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