Regular listeners of our podcast will have heard me go on (and on) about the one app that is missing from my ideal Windows 8 ecosystem which is Flipboard. Flipboard is an app that creates a personal magazine based on your own interests using Fliboard’s own content and most importantly your own content selecting which can include Twitter, Facebook,Google+,RSS, Flickr, YouTube and much more. I use it for reading my Twitter and RSS feeds and it’s a great visual way of catching up on your news feeds.

Yesterday Flipboard for the Windows Store was released, the app has all the features that make it great on the iPad and Android. Plus it has a live tile displaying up to date content, which works great as a large title. It works great in landscape or portrait mode and you can snap it off to the side.

It’s a great app even if you just use it for catching up on your Twitter feed, it’s free and available now in the Windows Store.
Flipboard in split mode
Flipboard in split mode

Flipboard is your personal magazine. It 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. To begin, pick a few topics and tap any of the tiles to begin flipping through your personal magazine.

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.

When you find things you like on Flipboard, use the + button to save it into your own magazines. Build magazines on any topic, from Great Hikes to Gear & Gadgets. Tap the Discover button and select “By Our Readers” to explore magazines other readers are making.

Download Flipboard and get started today–it’s free!


For tips and other helpful information visit our website and follow us via @flipboard on Twitter and on Facebook

To learn more about how to use Flipboard, visit our Support Page:

If you are having technical issues or have any questions, we’re here to help. Please send us an email to: [email protected]

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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+, YouTube, LinkedIn

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 photography and special curated sections devoted to the news of the day.

Access Flipboard quickly by adding Flipboard as a live tile on your Windows Start screen


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