Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web


Photo: Flipboard
Photo: Flipboard

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.

Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, but also create custom “magazines” based on sources you choose.

As expected, the design of Flipboard’s web app is gorgeous. Articles are presented in clean typography with big images, and infinite scrolling makes it feel like you’re swimming in an endless sea of cool stuff to read. It’s kind of like Pinterest meets RSS meets Medium.

Flipboard’s bookmarklet makes it easy to save webpages to your collection from anywhere on the web (including Cult of Mac — we’re an official partner). Having the app’s reading experience available on the desktop, including its curated Daily Edition news service, will likely encourage its millions of users to check in more frequently.