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Flipboard Magazines Now Viewable on Desktop

By Norman Chan

But you still need to create them with the mobile app.

Flipboard, the mobile app and service that lets users create curated digital magazines for phones and tablets, has just put those magazines on the web for desktop viewing. Desktop users can browse shared magazines using arrow keys to flip through virtual pages of aggregated photos, videos, and text stories--sort of like a beautifully arranged RSS feed (that also scales with the browser window size). Users are still only able to create those personalized magazines with the mobile app, and while Flipboard claims over 2 million magazines have been created so far, it has no directory or repository to browse them on the desktop. A few magazines are spotlighted on Flipboard's site, but mobile users have to manually share links to their Flipboards via email or social media.