Flipboard for Android review: Beautify your RSS and social feeds

CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.3
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 9.0
  • Interface: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good Flipboard is a great way to read RSS feeds and connect with social networks, providing a magazine-style layout you can flip through with a swipe of your finger. My Magazines feature adds even more personal touch.

The Bad Flipboard, while beautiful, is not efficient for getting through multiple news sources quickly.

The Bottom Line With tons of customization options and a unique magazine-style interface, anyone looking for a better way to browse the latest news and social info should definitely download Flipboard.

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Flipboard is an incredibly popular newsreader and social network hub that lets you organize the info you want to look at, then flip through it like you would a magazine. The latest version of the app lets you create custom magazines from the sources you like most so you can browse through your favorite topics, share your magazine with others, or even find user-created magazines about topics you're interested in.

Get started by creating an account with Flipboard, then sign in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. You also have the option to connect with your LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube accounts if you want to pull in content from any of these networks. Once you're all signed in, Flipboard presents you with an intuitive layout of your social feeds, as well as some default news categories to browse. Touching a panel lets you browse through any of the default categories. But touching and holding a panel lets you delete it or move it to another spot on the grid.

To customize your Flipboard, touch the bookmark icon in the upper right to browse through several categories like News, Technology, Business, Entertainment, and many others. Touching the "News" category, for instance, lets you add popular sites to your Flipboard such as BBC News, the Guardian, The Economist, Salon, and more. There's an enormous amount of content to choose from, making it possible to customize Flipboard with only the types of stories you want. There's also a search bar if you want to find something specific that you don't see in the presented categories.

Compile your favorite stories into your own custom magazine. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

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Flipboard (Android)

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Category News readers and aggregators
    Social networking
  • Compatibility Android