Flipboard calls itself "the world's first social magazine", bringing together all kinds of content from your social networks, Google Reader and photo networks like Flickr and Instagram too. It does look VERY good, with a slick interface which has been specially tailored for the iPad. There was a lot of hype at the time of the app's launch, but it still seems to have remained one of the most popular apps for curation. Available from iTune for Free.
It’s always great to discover new things all by yourself, but often curated content that’s brought to you from links your networks have shared is a much quicker and more efficient way to consume all kinds of news, rather than spending hours browsing all around the web for it.
There are many who would argue that if you’re using Twitter “right” (I hate it when people say there’s a right or wrong way to use a social network) you don’t need a separate app or service and you can glean all of the important stuff directly from your stream. However, one of the reasons so many people buy iPads is because content is often tailored to look SO DAMN GOOD on them, an appeal many of our favourite content curation apps have perfected.
We’ve collected together our top 6 content curation apps specially for the iPad and although they all do a similar job and rock the grid-like look, they’re all unique in their own special way too.