Review: Prismatic for iPad – Gathering the Best News and Articles Automatically

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With the onslaught of digital content, a lot of smart companies have launched news aggregation apps for the iPad in the last several years. Zite and Flipboard are the two news aggregation apps on my iPad home screen, and I tend to favor Zite over Flipboard. However, I’m always interested in trying a new news aggregation app, and Prismatic is the latest contender.

It should be mentioned that overshadowing all of these worthy companies and their apps is Facebook, the 600 pound gorilla, and their launch of Paper for iPhone. There’s no iPad-specific version of Paper yet, but it will certainly arrive soon.

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QuickWordPress: An Impressive New iPad Blogging App

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For a long time there were no decent blogging apps for the iPad or iOS – and I’ve wished for one for ages. Recently a very promising one called Blogsy came along and I have sung its praises more than once already here.

Today I discovered another very impressive new blogging app for the iPad called QuickWordPress. I’ve been using it off and on for most of the day, and it has worked very well for me. My previous post – this one about how the more I use iPad 2 cases the more I love the smart cover – was written and published entirely from within QuickWordPress, and I’ve posted a few other drafts and test posts during the day as well.

The App Store description for this app makes it very clear that it is not intended to be a full-featured weblog client, and that what it aspires to be is a powerful tool for writing, publishing and updating posts on the iPad.  Based on my first day using it, I’d say the app lives up to that goal.

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Quick Look: Tweet Flow for iPad

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Still looking for a favorite Twitter app for the iPad?  Me too.  If you don’t need all the bells and whistles and fancy a simple and fresh looking Twitter client, you may want to give Tweet Flow a look.

Tweet Flow is not going to match up to the everything but the kitchen sink, feature-rich Twitter apps (for iPhone and iPad) like Tweetie, Twitterrific, SimplyTweet and so on.  It is a much more basic client, but with a few nice new twists and a very different sort of look to it. It’s also an iPad-only and custom built for iPad app.

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