Your Personal Magazine
Flipboard is a free application that can be downloaded from the App Store, Google play, Windows Store, or BlackBerry World that takes articles and stories from sites all over the web and puts them together in one “personal magazine.”
The goal of the app is to allow users to access all of their social media, news, blogs and webpages that they pay attention to all in one location. There are other apps that offer similar social network aggregation, such as Feedly, but Flipboard offers a much more appealing visual presentation.
Flipboard looks like a electronic personal magazine. The user interface is very easy and enjoyable to use. Users “flip” through articles with their finger as though it is a real print, magazine. in 2010 Apple named the application Apple’s iPad App of the Year due to its significance. The app uses visual images to spark the reader’s interest.
Why It is Significant
Entrepreneurs usually stay in touch with many different media and webpages. They read newspapers and magazines online or in print and then check the stock market, Facebook, and Twitter. This can take quite a while especially if you check these things multiple times in a day as many people do. Flipboard allows the user to access all of this information in one app that you can read on the go on your phone or at the office on your tablet or computer.
The user searches in the search bar for topics and publications of interest to add to their Flipboard. Topics include news, business, sports, tech & science, shopping, photos & design, arts & culture, living, food & dining and others. In addition to that, users can link webpages to their Flipboard with the “Flip it” bookmarklet by following the instructions offered online at https://flipboard.com/.
I LOVE FLIPBOARD!! but seriously, i have been using flipboard for years now and it is a great app to keep you up to date on whatever news categories interest you. I think it is important for entrepreneurs to stay up to date with their knowledge and flipboard is a great app that organizes all of your interests in one place.
I love how Flipboard allows you take all of your favorite articles from different magazines and from the internet and puts them in one place. It is really amazing how I can be reading one page of my personal magazine about tree houses in Canada and turn the page to find an article about the history of Volkswagon Buses! Flipboard also helps me follow the things that are important to me or my business and filter out the things that I don’t care to read. Like the Subway commercials say, it has everything I want and nothing I don’t. I know I will be using this application because it is so easy to use and will help me stay informed.