Flipboard is getting ready to leap off your mobile device and onto your desktop, thanks to a new web-based version of Flipboard that will go live later today.
The new web app will be accessible through just about any newer browser and will be readable in 11 languages. With the online ‘app’, you can even share your existing content as a digital magazine with readers that don’t yet have Flipboard accounts.
For those that have always wished for an easy way to access Flipboard content at home without reaching for a tablet or their phone, this new web 'app' certainly comes as a welcome change.
As for the look and feel, it’s actually pretty close to what you get with the mobile app. There’s even the familiar “flip” function, which will be replicated with a click of a mouse or a keyboard button.
Unfortunately for some, you will still need to download the mobile app in order to handle account creation and/or the ability to connect to social media sites.
The web version isn’t just for PCs. Flipboard’s web portal should also work with many Smart TVs and even through mobile devices. Part of this is accomplished by the web version’s ability to resize content based on a browser’s window size.
For those that have always wished for an easy way to access Flipboard content at home without reaching for a tablet or their phone, this new web ‘app’ certainly comes as a welcome change.
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It seems that it’s only “magazines” you actually share via email or social media will be accessible to the recipient by the web, as opposed to actually being able to log in an access your feeds through a web browser. Too bad. A neat feature, but a fully web based reader would be nice.