Flipboard finally arrives to Windows 8.1 and you can download it today from the Windows Store. When you first set up the popular content discovery app, you’ll notice that shares a lot of similarities with the Android and iOS version, but this new version of Flipboard has been tailored to match the look and feel of Windows 8.1. As such this version comes with support for Snap view and Live Tile, so you can pin your favorite sections to the Start screen too.
Once you’re all set up configuring the app, browsing and discovering new content is as you would expect from Flipboard in iOS or Android. You have your Cover Stories section with content you’re subscribed to, the other sections are populated with content you’re interested in. You can “flip” (swipe) your stories like in a magazine, tap items to view them, you can tap “Discover” from the top bar to find even more content, and of course you can add your publications and search stories.
Flipboard also has more options, which are easily accessible from the Windows 8.1 App commands. Just swipe from the bottom up, and you find commands like subscribe, refresh, or pin to the Start screen. Like I mentioned before this version of Flipboard embraces the Metro-style design of Windows, so it also support Snap view to read stories side-by-side with other apps.
According to The Verge, the company is also preparing a similar version of Flipboard for Windows Phone, but no word when it’ll come out.
The app is available starting today from the Windows Store for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 devices, which of course it includes Surface 2.
- Category: News & Weather / News
- Languages: English (USA) and 18 other languages
- Age Rating: 12+
- Permission: networks, webcam, and Internet connection.
- Price: Free
- Publisher: Flipboard
- Download: Get it from the Windows Store
- x86/x64 (Windows 8.1)
- ARM (Windows RT 8.1)