News reading made more enjoyable via these 3 apps for the iPad
In today’s world information is the key to success, everything is readily available for the masses to read and benefit from. Technology has changed to such a degree that even something as mundane as reading a newspaper has become more advanced. The iPad has changed the world; there are a number of great iPad apps which let the user read up on current news in a single look rather than having to search for them on different websites in Safari.
Three of the most popular and advanced apps for catching up on news on the iPad are Zite, Flipboard and Editions by AOL. These apps allow the user to easily see news from various sources that would have otherwise have taken a long time to find in a single magazine like spread. These apps also “learn” the choices of news that the user prefers to read and then works to find these preferred news items. Most of the features of these apps are the same but they have the right amount of tweaks and nifty features that make iPad users coming back for more.
Zite Personalized Magazine
First app is Zite, it launched on the 9th of March 2011 and quickly gained the approval of a majority of new readers, it became so popular that recently it was acquired by CNN itself. This app “learns” what kinds of preferred news items the user reads and then serves more news items of the users liking based on what it learns. Users can make Zite learn faster by either giving a thumbs up to the news item or a thumbs down so as to indicate the level of liking.
Second app is Flipboard, this app was the predecessor to apps like Zite. It lets the user select their favorite news websites and then it delivers news content from all these websites in the form of one integrated magazine. The feature that sets Flipboard apart from other apps is the Facebook integration. After the user has logged into Facebook from the app, the app transforms the users Facebook homepage into a magazine form. The usual Facebook feature including “likes” and comments on status updates are also present in this app. This app was released on July 21st 2011. It was named Apple’s iPad App of the year for 2010.
Editions by AOL
The last app is Editions by AOL, this app was released on August 3, 2011. This app lets the users get a personalized “magazine” daily of the preferred news stories from different websites. This app also features Facebook integration and gives the user weather and local news of the vicinity in which the iPad is geographically located.