Flipboard for iPad – Flip Through Your Favorite Content

Total Score: 29.5

  It is hard to categorize Flipboard, but I’ll try.  Their marketing material calls it a “social magazine” and that is a pretty good description.  It takes your social media (Facebook and Twitter), displays it in a dazzling magazine format, and offers you articles from such notables as Fast Company and Wired Science, allows you venture over see who’s hot according to People Magazine or what is up at Etsy.   It was love at first sight for me.  I could spend hours exploring each option. Continue reading “Flipboard for iPad – Flip Through Your Favorite Content”

Instagram – Social Media Through Photos

Total Score:  27.5

Instagram is an enormously popular app.  It has over 200 million users.  I’m a little late to the party here, but decided I would be remiss if I didn’t review it as well.  I’m not of the “take a picture of my buddies at a party” generation, but I do think Instagram offers a lot of potential for the casual user.  You could create an account account for just your family or share your hobby with others (more on this below).  Continue reading “Instagram – Social Media Through Photos”

Pinterest – Photos with Friends

Total Score:  29

The  Pinterest app for iPhone and iPad is social media – with a twist.  It is designed for people to share photos and videos that intrigue, inspire or challenge them.  With this app you can see what others have added — or pinned — and, if you have an account, upload your own photos.   If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then Pinterest has a lot to say.  It is fun to explore and is visually appealing. Continue reading “Pinterest – Photos with Friends”