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Deals: Flip PDF- Lifetime License

PDFs are wonderful for forms, manuals, brochures, spec sheets, and the like. Where I work, we construct and output all of our job submittals and manuals electronically now. This requires creating and organizing various PDF documents, bookmarking them, and presenting them as a single, easy to use document.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Flipboard

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Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s pick is Flipboard. This is a long overdue pick for this series, as Flipboard has been, and remains the absolute standard for news apps on the iPad. It’s a past choice as Apple’s iPad of the Year and one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Innovations.

It has also been a fixture on my first home screen for ages, a long-time favorite and heavily used app for me, and one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2011.

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iPad Insight Featured in Flipboard

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iPad Insight is currently featured in the Tech & Science section of Flipboard, and of course I’m very pleased about it.

Fliboard is the flagship iPad magazine and one of the very best and most popular iPad apps. It was Apple’s iPad App of the Year in 2010. 

And it provides great content to its readers of course. I know that many of you have mentioned that you follow this site in Flipboard. Well, now that’s a whole lot easier to do, and hopefully a whole lot easier for some new readers to discover the site as well.

You can find the site listed if you tap on the ‘More’ ribbon at the top right of Flipboard’s screen and then select Tech & Science on the sections list on the left-hand side.

You’ll also find it under Recommended if you do a search for the term ‘iPad’.

My thanks to Flipboard for including iPad Insight.

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Flipboard Updated – Adds Support for Linked In & More New Features

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Flipboard – one of the true flagship iPad apps – has had another update last night, to Version 1.5.1.

One of the headline new features is support for Linked In, the popular ‘professional’ social network. The update is also packed with some very nice new features to make finding and adding new content to suit your tastes even easier.

Here’s the full change list:

★ Content Guide. Tap on the red ribbon to instantly access all your social networks, favorite sections, and a wide range of beautiful featured content. You can also search for any people, publications, websites or topics, such as National Geographic, Design or Ashton Kutcher.
★ Favorites. Save any section as a Favorite on Flipboard, even after you’ve filled up your first two pages. You can access the entire list in your Content Guide.
★ LinkedIn. The largest network of your trusted professional contacts is now on Flipboard. Add LinkedIn to create an industry magazine for reading what your contacts have shared, as well as news from over 40 industries with LinkedIn Today.
★ Popular. Popular stories are highlighted, making it easy to discover great articles being read on Flipboard.
★ Speed. Flipping is faster and diving into stories is more streamlined. A single tap gets you to the article, social interactions are now at the bottom of the page, and now you can flip from one story to the next to keep reading between articles, photos, and updates from friends. You can still close any article with a pinch-out, double-tap, tap on Close button, or two-finger tap.

I updated the app last night and the new features are already working well for me. I added a little place called iPad Insight to my Favorites on Page 1 of course. Flipboard has been the standard for iPad magazines for some time now – it’s great to see it continue to improve and enhance its features.

Here’s an App Store link for Flipboard; it’s still a free app.

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Flipboard Updated – Adds Content Guide, Linked In Integration and More

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Flipboard – the brilliant and popular social news magazine iPad app – has had a major update today. The new version is 1.5, and one of the biggest additions in it is a new Content Guide.

The Content Guide is described as an easy way to flip to anything that interests you at anytime. It’s implemented as a red ribbon at the top right of Flipboard screens; you tap on it to search for people, topics, or blogs you’re interested in. Or just browse through the built-in Flipboard sections and suggested content. You can also now add any section you enjoy as a favorite with a single tap.

Another notable new feature in this 1.5 update is Linked In integration – offering access to more than 30 industry feeds and more from the leading business-focused social network.

Here’s the full change list for this latest Flipboard update:

★ Content Guide. Tap on the red ribbon to instantly access all your social networks, favorite sections, and a wide range of beautiful featured content. You can also search for any people, publications, websites or topics, such as National Geographic, Design or Ashton Kutcher.
★ Favorites. Save any section as a Favorite on Flipboard, even after you’ve filled up your first two pages. You can access the entire list in your Content Guide.
★ LinkedIn. The largest network of your trusted professional contacts is now on Flipboard. Add LinkedIn to create an industry magazine for reading what your contacts have shared, as well as news from over 40 industries with LinkedIn Today.
★ Popular. Popular stories are highlighted, making it easy to discover great articles being read on Flipboard.
★ Speed. Flipping is faster and diving into stories is more streamlined. A single tap gets you to the article, social interactions are now at the bottom of the page, and now you can flip from one story to the next to keep reading between articles, photos, and updates from friends.

I’ve only just applied the update a short while ago, but the new Content Guide stuff looks very nice. Flipboard in an outstanding app, one of the most innovative and iPad-like apps released on the iPad App Store. This update just helps cement its deserved reputation as the best iPad news / magazine title we’ve seen yet.

Here’s an App Store link for Flipboard; it’s a free app.

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Quick review: Instamap for iPad

The one thing all 3rd party Instagram viewing and browsing apps for iPad and iPhone have in common is they all tap into the secret of the success of the photo snapping and sharing community. What’s this secret? The images themselves. The panoply of multi-coloured images arranged attractively in grids that can be pleasurably browsed through and shared at whim.

And so, given such a visually unique point of departure, a lot of developers are riding the Instagram wave, hoping to drive the myriads of IG addicts to their platform. I’ve been looking at another offering that recently made its debut on the app store – Instamap for iPad. How does this new app measure up against others like Instagallery and Flipboard that I previously reviewed? Continue reading

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Time Inc. Veteran Joins Flipboard as Editorial Director

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Here’s another indicator of how much potential publishing on the iPad has. The latest new high-level recruit at Flipboard, the superb and immensely popular iPad news magazine, is leaving Time Inc., the US’s largest publisher, to join them.

Josh Quittner, a 15 year veteran at Time, will be joining Flipboard this summer as their new editorial director. Quittner covered the emerging internet for Time back in the mid 1990s, moved on to their (no longer active) Business 2.0 title, and then to Fortune and has most recently been involved in digital editorial development for Time’s news, sports, and business titles.

The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper, has a staff of over 100 and many of them also come from a background with leading print titles.

It’s fascinating to see how ‘old media’ is now embracing and even crossing over to new media and to iPad / tablet publishing ventures in particular.

Via: Macgasm

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Flipboard Usage and Number of Users Surging

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Flipboard, the superb, award winning social news app for the iPad, has seen its usage and its number of users growing tremendously over the last couple of months – with usage roughly tripling and number of users doubling.

All Things Digital spoke to Flipboard’s CEO recently and learned that the app is now getting nine million ‘flips’ per day – flips being the gesture used for page turns in Flipboard so this should roughly equate to page views. 9 million a day for a mobile app ain’t too shabby – and that’s up from 3 to 4 million just a couple months ago. The app’s number of users has also doubled in the same time frame, though the specific number of users (now or before) was not given.

The launch of the iPad 2 would seem to be one of the major factors in this growth surge for the app – along with the fact that Flipboard is a flagship iPad app, listed by just about everyone as one of or the best iPad app to come out so far.

I’m definitely a member of the Flipboard fan club – it’s been a fixture on my first home screen on the iPad ever since I first installed it. If you haven’t had a chance to give this great app a look yet, here’s an App Store link for Flipboard; it’s free and it’s every bit as great as all the hype and praise for it suggest.

Quick Shout-Out: When I went to grab the screenshot used at the top of the post I was happy to see that the front page cover image is from Richard Stovall, my line partner at many recent major Apple launches, including the original iPad line.

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A look at Hitpad & Zite for iPad

Flipboard for iPad has set the bar quite high for up and coming news aggregating iPad apps who aim to imitate their secret formula: a simple clean elegant UI, fun and compelling to use, one that makes you keep coming back for the experience. I recently discovered two apps – Zite and Hitpad – that both aim to please in much the same way as Flipboard does, bringing news you can use in an iPad-friendly smart-swiping way. The two have slightly different approaches – I can’t help wondering which one will find a permanent place in my app habits. Continue reading

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Flipboard Updated, Adds Special Content Pages for Oprah, Rolling Stone, Wired, and More

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Flipboard – the excellent, award-winning iPad social news magazine – has been updated this week, to Version 1.2.1.

This update adds special Flipboard pages from Oprah, Rolling Stone magazine, Wired, Elle, and more – nicely expanding its range of custom content pages.

Flipboard is conisdered by many to be perhaps the best iPad app yet. It’s certainly one of the flagship titles on the iPad App Store. As always, it’s good to see great apps not resting on their laurels and continuing to add new features and more good content.

You can find this latest version of Flipboard in the App Store now; it’s still a free app.

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3 ways to enjoy Instagram on iPad today

 

One of my most-used iPhone apps is Instagram – the photo sharing platform/community that gives users an entertaining and pleasurable way to post, customize and comment on images (check it out here in case you haven’t had the chance yet) so it was no surprise that having gotten my iPad, I was soon itching to use it on the iPad as well.  Since Instagram on iPad is not yet available – what are the alternatives around today?

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