It’s a habit for many people to wake up with a newspaper in their hands and I must say it’s a very good one. You should know what’s happening in the world around you and you don’t need to be a politician to qualify for that. But when the world is running so fast that hours have turned into minutes and minutes into seconds, a daily newspaper is not enough I guess. You should be having the news fed to you every single second. If there’s something happening right now, then you should know about it even in your office. Who knows if it matters to you or not! But when you’re so addicted to reading newspapers, you don’t want to give up that habit as well. So let’s mix what you have in both your hands, stir a little and what do we get?
Flipboard is the name of the Windows Phone app that I’m talking about. It’s compatible with all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1 or any later version of the OS.
Flipboard is the perfect alternative of your newspaper; in fact it’s a lot better. First, you get to choose the topics that you want to read. So if you don’t want the entertainment section, you’re sports enthusiastic and economics is your expertise, all your wishes will be granted here. Just pick the topics and the related news articles will be picked for you. Then, there’s a very useful feature called Cover Stories which gives you some highlights of all the stories. If there’s a topic that interests you, you can read it fully. If a particular article/picture/video excites you or appeals to you, you can add it to your personal magazine and build your own collection of magazines that way.
This app also allows you to share these stories on your social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Leaving feedback on the articles is another way of raising your voice in public. There are many popular sources that you can search for such as CNN, New York Times, PEOPLE Magazine, Vanity Fair, etc and start following to get their feed directly into your Cover Stories section.
Despite of so many features, the app never seems too complex or uncomfortable to deal with. The navigation is seamless and browsing through articles, photos and videos falls very smoothly on you. Everything has been neatly arranged and sections have been designed with a clear vision. There’s Daily Edition summing up the entire day and Cover Stories for some instant cup of coffee. You can find your own Magazine collections in the profile section. So there’s a provision for everything.
There’s no reason for you to not download this app when it’s available for free in the Windows Marketplace. So get this app today and start browsing!