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Flipboard Launches on Win 8.1 With Live Tiles, Introduces Catalogues

Mihir Patkar 18-11-2013

Flipboard, which makes personalized social magazines Flipboard For Android Tablets Is Finally Here. Here's How It Works The ultimate tablet magazine is ready for your Android. Long an iPad-only offering, Flipboard arrived for Android tablets in December – and I've barely put my tablet down since. With the ability to pull in... Read More for you on Android and iOS, has finally launched a native app for Windows 8.1 that takes advantage of the new Live Tiles. The service has also embraced e-commerce to launch a Pinterest-like catalogue feature.


The Flipboard Live Tile gives you an up-to-date look at all the content you’ve subscribed to, along with the ability to pin specific Flipboard selections to your Start Screen. In the app, you can swipe up from the bottom for Subscribe, Refresh, Edit, Flip It, and other options, while swiping down from the top brings up suggestions like what other people also read or magazines you might like. You can also get tips from the “Discover” tab, which houses the Content Guide for recommended reading. Basically, you get all the things that made Flipboard one of the best Android apps The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store for 2019 Looking for the best Android apps for your phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More and a must-have iPad app.

Flipboard also supports the Snap View or Split Screen multi-tasking mode in Windows 8.1, which let you use the app on one side of the screen while having another app open in another part of the screen.

You can download Flipboard from the Windows Store.

Meanwhile, an update for the iOS and Android apps allows users to create customized buying guides out of items found on Flipboard. Using this, you can make your own product catalogue, allowing readers to even buy what you showcase.

“To jumpstart its commerce activity, Flipboard is launching 11 product-oriented magazines curated by its editorial team, as well as bringing on celebrities like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and chef Daniel Boulud to create catalogs of their favorite products,” CNET reports.


While it seems like a feature for businesses right now, using the Flipboard browser bookmarklet Create Your Own Stylish Magazines With The Flipboard Browser Bookmarklet The news reading and content curation scene is a dog-eat-dog world. One of the reasons for the widespread popularity of Flipboard has been its momentum to add new features. One of the recent but not-so-little... Read More , you could soon be easily creating shopping catalogues in a snap.

Source: Flipboard, The Verge, CNET

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  1. Noel Walker
    April 21, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Yes I agree (with the above). There needs to be a Text Size option like in the MS News App.

  2. R S Madhukar
    December 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    It is more than a year but the problem remains where it was. No setup button. Don't know how to change font size which is very small, so small that I find it a pain to read the contents.

  3. Chris H
    November 19, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Fonts are pretty small and ugly on my Surface Pro 2, not like on my iPad Air or Nexus 7. Flipping from page to page also seems a bit jerkier and slower.

    This all just goes to show that having the same big name apps isn't enough, Windows 8 also needs time for those apps to mature and become polished and stable.

    Microsoft is way, way, way behind.