Flipboard Review

Flipboard takes all of the recommended links from your Facebook and Twitter contacts, and displays them in a magazine-style format.
By: Bob Tedeschi

Category: Travel
Cost/Platforms: Free, for iPads.

Overall Rating:travel app rating
Multiplatform:travel app rating
Lots of function for nothing:travel app rating
Fun and easy to use:travel app rating
Solves travel need or challenge:travel app rating


Maybe the most interesting magazine you'll ever read.

Why we like it -- Flipboard takes all of the recommended links from your Facebook and Twitter contacts, and displays them in a magazine-style format (along with your friends' tweets, photos and status updates).

For travelers, it's a great way to keep up to date on your friends and their favorite stories. But you can also use it to plan future trips. Just plug in the "FlipTrip" feature -- or the updates from National Geographic or Lonely Planet, among others -- and the iPad is suddenly a travel magazine.

Improvements we'd like to see -- The list of travel-related publications is strong but shallow. Flipboard could do better.

More app reviews >>

Next Up

iTrailMap Review

You carry your phone with you anyway. Why not use it to avoid carrying around a ski trail map, too?

Urbanspoon Review

It can be a chore finding good food in an unfamiliar city. Urbanspoon puts a dash of fun into the experience, with a slot-machine simulator.

iTranslate Review

iTranslate offers decent language translation in a pinch.

XE Review

The XE app makes currency conversion a breeze.

Zillow Review

Fall in love with this year's vacation spot? Want to move there or buy a vacation home? Zillow is the easiest way to do a quick reality check.

GateGuru Review

GateGuru offers comprehensive information on more than 115 (mostly US) airports, so you can quickly find services, retailers and restaurants.

WorldMate Review

Forward your travel confirmation emails to WorldMate and it creates a folder for each trip.

TripIt Review

TripIt allows you to consolidate all your travel information into a nicely-organized folder.

Last.fm Review

Type the name of an artist or song into Last.fm's search box, and the app instantly creates a radio station with similar songs and artists.

Jetsetter Review

Discover the world's greatest vacations, hand-picked by experts with the Jetsetter travel app.

What's New in Interests

Shop Our Favorite Travel Gear

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.