Favs Favorite-Collecting App Comes To The iPhone

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Favs: Now on the iPhone, too.

Remember Favs, the Mac app which collects your favorite items from pretty much any service on the internet and puts them all together in one place? Well, now you can use it on the iPhone, too: Favs for iOS just launched and it looks like a great way to keep track of your starred items when on the go.

Like it’s OS X counterpart, Favs for iOS tracks your favorited, starred or like items from many, many places. How many? This many:

Delicious, Dribbble, Facebook, Flattr, Flickr, Github, Google Reader, Instagram, Instapaper, Pinboard, Readability, Read It Later, StackOverflow, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and Zootoo.

What’s more, it’s not just limited to your own faves. If the liked items of a service are public (Twitter, for example) then you can follow other people. This is useful for stalking, but also for teams of people. I could subscribe to the Cult of Mac’s favorite tweets, for example.

The interface is simple and fast. You can see everything in a universal inbox, or you can view just one source. Archiving items adds them to the Archive section (no surprises there) and you can read articles in the in-app browser or using a Readability view. Finally, you can export the URL to Twitter, Safari or email.

I like the app quite a lot, but it’s not as useful as it might be. First, it’s iPhone-only, although you can use it pixel-doubled on the iPad. And second, those export options are too limited. I’d like export to task-organizing apps like OmniFocus, for example. And one more — this app could really do with iCloud syncing so I don’t have to sign in to all those services after I did it already on the Mac. Then again, perhaps password syncing isn’t allowed by Apple.

Still, those are just feature requests for a great little app. If you liked Favs on the desktop, you’ll probably love this version, too.

Favs is available now for $3.

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  • 0Jain

    I bought favs for mac and never used it frequently. I still believe there are numerous ways to improve the UX. After seeing favs for mac and reading the above article, I might skip the iPhone app.

  • 0Jain

    I bought favs for mac and never used it frequently. I still believe there are numerous ways to improve the UX. After seeing favs for mac and reading the above article, I might skip the iPhone app.

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