I have been in a mode looking at web apps (with mobile sharing support) that will allow me to create collections of things (from the web). For example, I visit Amazon a lot looking for tech products, and often focus on specific items. As a result, I needed a means to collect what I am specifically looking for into specific collections, categories or titles. There are many applications out there to do this, BUT it dawned on me there is one app that can do this easily (with its’ excellent web browser extension and mobile app support) and it is Flipboard.
Flipboard has been around awhile and is probably one of the most attractive, and most popular applications out there. It is typically used by people as a news app where the news topics are created into a magazine like interface. As a matter of fact, each news topic is created in a magazine (or category) of its’ own that you can add to. The one feature that dawned on me is that you can create your own magazines (or topics or categories). For example, I was looking for hiking boots. I created a magazine called hiking boots and when I came across something of interest (using the Flipboard browser extension) I would add that interest to the hiking boots magazine (or category). I can add my own description or note and even share the magazine publicly (or just keep it private). What is really cool about this is that once you do this, the end result of your findings is presented in a really beautiful type of interface, like what you would actually see in a magazine. The biggest problem I ran into, after saving stuff to Flipboard, was finding where Flipboard was saving “my stuff” or my magazines. To get to “your stuff”, look under your profile where “your stuff” or magazines are presented in a very nice interface.
In summary, with Flipboard you can:
- Read stories from the best publishers – Find your favorite publishers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Washington Post, Axios, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and thousands more.
- Curate your perspective – Collect stories around specific themes and add them to personal magazines
- Stay informed – Keep up with the latest news with breaking news alerts and go in depth into the issues that matter to you
- Dive deep into your passions – Discover personalized stories that interest you
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