Flipboard is a social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software released initially for iPad and then made available to other platforms. It collects the content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format and allows users to “flip” through their social-networking feeds and feeds from websites. Flipboard has now officially released the Windows 8.1 app and is now available for download.
Flipboard is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing. You can start creating your own personal magazine and connect with social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
The interface is pretty much similar to what we have on other platforms like iPad. You can create your own magazine by adding your subscriptions.
Features of Flipboard
- All your news, interests and social updates in one personalized magazine.
- Save stories you love into your own magazine. Use the “+” button on any item, select “create a magazine” and collect favorite stories, images or videos.
- Search for anything—people, topics, hashtags, blogs, your favorite sites—and flip through the results in a beautiful magazine format.
- Connect Flipboard to up to 12 social networks, streamlining your reading and activities like commenting, liking and sharing. Services include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and many more.
- Read Cover Stories for a quick check on what’s happening now. Cover Stories is created just for you and is filled with popular items from everything you’ve added to your Flipboard.
- Enjoy Flipboard in 18 localized editions: for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, US and UK.
- Explore hundreds of staff picks using “Discover” at the top, including must-read magazines and blogs, gorgeous
- Access Flipboard quickly by adding Flipboard as a live tile on your Windows Start screen.
You can use the Discover button to customize your Flipboard with iconic sources like The New York Times, PEOPLE magazine, Fast Company and many more. You can also connect your social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Share what you are reading and enjoy updates from friends all in one place.