Flipboard is an extremely popular news reading app for smartphones and tablets running on the iOS and Android Operating Systems. Flipboard was originally designed for the iPad, which was later updated to add support for the iPhone and iPod Touch followed by Android smartphones and tablets. Flipboard is one of those apps which I’ve been using almost everyday on my iPad.
Flipboard recently released the version 2.0 of this amazing app. The new Flipboard allows you to collect and save articles, photos, audio and video by organizing them into beautiful magazines. You heard it right! Now you can even create you own digital magazines on Flipboard. These magazines can be made public to share them with the Flipboard community or you can choose to make your magazines private.
What’s new in Flipboard 2.0?
- You can now collect and save content into your own magazines, tap the new “+” button to get started.
- Your magazines are public, but can be made private (viewable only to you).
- Use the new bookmarklet to add items to your magazines from your browser.
- Get Flipboard notifications when people like, comment or subscribe to your magazines.
- Easily email or share magazines to Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc.
- Personalized recommendations for more to add to your Flipboard.
- Search is now front and center on your Flipboard, with new and improved results.
- Faster page-loading and faster flipping performance.
Flipboard 2.0 has also introduced a new commenting system which allows you to comments on articles and even use @mentions to interact with other Flipboard users. Apart from that, Flipboard also brings new “Flip It” bookmarklet which lets you flip the current page on Flipboard. This update is currently available only for iPad and iPhone users. Android users might have to wait for few weeks before getting their hands-on these amazing new features.
The Dropbox app for Android has constantly evolved over the months getting UI changes, bug-fixes and new features as needed. Today, the Dropbox team for Android released the v2.3 of the app on the Play Store that brings certain much needed enhancements and changes.
The latest update to the app brings the ability to share several images at once as well as delete them. There are also minor tweaks and UI improvements throughout the app. Lastly, the most important change is the ability to organize all the photos that you have uploaded on Dropbox into albums.
As a Dropbox user who also uses their instant upload feature, this feature is like god-send to me.
Below is the official change-log of the update -:
In version 2.3:
* Easily share several photos at once
* Organize your favorite photos into albums
* Delete multiple photos at once
* UI improvements and updates throughout
* Lots of other little tweaks and bug fixes
Flipboard for Android also got a major update. The update brings support for Flipboard Daydream for all Android 4.2 users. The Daydream feature will allow Flipboard users running Android 4.2 to create a screensaver made of their Flipboard covers.
Below is the official change-log of the update -:
– Now with Flipboard Daydream for Android 4.2 users. Allows you to create a screensaver made out of Flipboard covers.
– Fixed accidental flip when trying to scroll.
– More bug fixes.
The update is already live in the Play Store and can be downloaded from here.
After a leaked APK file, and a pretty short public beta of nearly, Flipboard has now officially landed on the Google Play Store. Along with the first release of the Android version, Flipboard also updated its iOS version to add Google + and YouTube integration. The Android version also features G+ and YouTube integration, along with a slightly updated UI elements for that ‘Holo’-ish feel.
Flipboard for Android was originally going to be exclusively available to Galaxy S III owners. However, the APK of the app was pulled from the handset and uploaded for other Android owners to enjoy even before Galaxy S III hit the retail stores.
According to Flipboard’s CEO, the demand for the Android version of the app has been “astonishing”. Flipboard for Android will work across all Android handsets and tablets with up to 7-inch screen size. The application has not been optimized to work on tablets bigger than that.
The application is already live in the Google Play store
Back in early-May, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S III, the company also announced that the handset will come exclusively pre-loaded with Flipboard with Android. Sadly, even before the handset hit the retail stores, the Flipboard APK was pulled and posted online for all other fellow Android users to enjoy.
Now, just a day after the Galaxy S III hit the retail stores in certain regions of the world, the Flipboard team has released a public beta of the app for testing. The new “official” beta is a newer build than the one which leaked a few weeks ago. While not much has changed in the official beta, it definitely feels much faster and smoother than the previous leaked build. There are also some bug fixes for the random FCing issue that some users faced.
If you already have the leaked Flipboard APK installed, the app will automatically notify you to install the new “official” beta. If not, download the official beta APK from here. Also, don’t forget to send in your feedback to the Flipboard for Android team if you face any issues or encounter any bug.
Last week when Samsung finally unveiled the almighty Galaxy S III, it also announced that the handset will come exclusively loaded with Flipboard for Android. Yes! Flipboard for Android was finally coming even though it was initially going to be only available for the Galaxy S3 owners.
Well, even before future owners of Galaxy S III could enjoy this exclusive app on their handset, one XDA member has managed to pull the Flipboard.apk from his Galaxy S III and uploaded it for fellow Android handset owners to enjoy. I tried the app on my Galaxy Nexus, and it worked buttery smooth without any crashes or lag. Users over at XDA are also reporting that the app works smoothly on older generation single core Android handsets without any issues.
The app does lack any sort of widget, indicating that this might be an early build of the app. However, once the retail units of the Galaxy S III units hit the consumers, it will be just a matter of few hours before someone pulls the APK and uploads it on the Internet. Head over to this thread on XDA forums to download the Flipboard APK file and manually install it on your handset.