- The Pulse News App Makes Viewing Content from Multiple Websites Extremely Efficient
- Flipboard Offers Another Newsreader App Alternative
Flipboard Offers Another Newsreader App Alternative
The free Flipboard app also allows you to quickly and easily monitor a handful of websites and news sources using your iPhone or iPad. This includes monitoring your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.
Like the Pulse App, the Flipboard app divides up content by category, and then allows you to select which news sources and websites it displays information from. Some of its news content providers include ABC News, AP News, BBC World, USA Today, CNN, FOX News, Newsweek, PBS NewsHour, Public Radio International, Slate, and Time.
Instead of constantly switching between these and other news websites, the Flipboard app presents headlines from them in a concise and easy-to-view format that looks like the front page of a full-color newspaper. Use your finger to quickly scroll through news headlines and other topics, and that tap on what’s of interest to read a news story or article in its entirety.
Unlike the Pulse app, the Flipboard app displays news and article headlines, along with the first few sentences from each article, plus a photo (when applicable). The app does, however, spread the content it’s displaying across several screens that you can easily flip through using a finger swipe gesture.
If you opt to have Flipboard monitor your Twitter account(s), for example, you can easily send an outgoing tweet from your account without leaving the Flipboard app, or as you’re reading an article from another website or news source, you can share a link to that story or article via Facebook, Twitter, or email with a few taps on the screen.
After investing just a few minutes customizing the Flipboard app once, you can create a comprehensive and highly personalized digital publication for yourself that is constantly updated with new content which can be viewed at any time on your iPhone or iPad screen. So, in about the same time it would take you to pursue through the CNN website at any given time, you can see content from multiple websites, and view only content that you’re specifically interested in.
What’s nice about using a free app like Pulse or Flipboard as a news reader is that in addition to their customizability, and the fact that they make information gathering highly efficient, these apps provide an advertising-free environment that’s easy to navigate and visually pleasing.