I LOVE reading news and blog posts on my iPad. Back in May 2010, I used Appolicious to create a “curated list” of the best news apps for the iPad and posted them here. This evening I tried to update that list and was not able to, so I renamed it “Favorite iPad News Apps May 2010” and then made a new “Favorite iPad News Apps July 2010” list. Here are my top 10 news app pics for the iPad as of today:
The new apps I’ve added since May include Feeder, Flipboard, Mashable, Newsy, ABC News for iPad, and Pulse. Apps falling off my top ten list include USA Today for iPad, NPR for iPad, BBC News, AP News, IMDb and The Weather Channel for iPad. Apps which maintained their standing on my top ten list include Fluent News Reader, The Wall Street Journal, the NYT Editors’ Choice, and Reuter’s Galleries. Reuter’s Galleries is my all-time favorite news application from a visual literacy standpoint.
Several of the news apps I’ve listed above are VERY new. Flipboard is one which just went public last week, but it was overwhelmed with new user account requests. The Flipboard update from July 22nd reveals a new version is available which allows users to submit their email and get into a queue for account activation. The app still works if you don’t create an account, but you can’t link your Twitter or Facebook accounts to customize the experience. I have NOT been able to get my own Flipboard account activated yet, but I’m still including it on this list because it has such a stellar interface and user experience even with news feeds curated by others. There is no question in my mind the iPad is the best digital device I’ve ever used for consuming content. It’s amazing to realize it’s still just a few months old.
What are your favorite news apps on the iPad? In addition to these apps, I continue to regularly use the Google Reader web application optimized for the iPad.
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