Flipboard, the magazine style reader app for the iPad, has finally been optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. If you are a current fan of Flipboard you’re going to love the feel and navigation of the new version, and if you don’t have an iPad you’re going to welcome the clean user interface of Flipboard on your pocket device.
In the iPad version of Flipboard, you flip through pages of content horizontally like you do in a paper magazine. But on a smaller screen iPhone, you navigate/flip pages vertically using your thumb or index finger. A single tap on a linked story opens it full-screen where you can scroll up and down for reading.
The unique features of Flipboard are its integration with Google Reader, the photo web sharing site Flickr.com, and the social networking sites, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Tumblr. You can use the app to post directly to your Twitter and Facebook timelines, as well as view the posted content of your friends and contacts.
Flipboard also provides content from a wide range of other sources including sites and topics like Fast Company, YouTube, 500px, news and business, tech and science, and sports and entertainment.
New also to Flipboard on the iPhone is Cover Stories, which consist of an overview collection of aggregated articles and photos gleamed from your Flipboard subscriptions.
If you’re using Flipboard on more than one iOS device, you’ll probably want to create a Flipboard user account to keep your reader subscriptions in sync between devices.