My Favorite App for Photography-Related Content – Daily Thoughts 011
Since I’m passionate about photography, I’m always thirsty for content related to it. I don’t use my smartphone all that much throughout the day, but one app in particular gets my vote for photography news, updates, tips & tricks, and inspiration. That app is Flipboard, and no, they aren’t paying me to write this.
I’ve been using Flipboard for years, so it isn’t a new app and I’m sure many of you are already familiar with it. However, on the off chance that just one of you hasn’t, I wanted to write this post to share what I use to stay updated with what’s going on in the photography industry.
Flipboard has a clean, minimalistic interface that only displays content you care about. You select the topics or online sources you want to follow and it does the rest. You simply swipe through “magazines” that display the latest and greatest content for those topics. For the purposes of this post, I’m focusing on the photography content, but you can use Flipboard to stay up-to-date on any of your other passions/hobbies as well.
For photography, I find that the general “Photography” magazine delivers everything I could ever want to see and/or read about. Although the general magazine might contain styles of photography I don’t particularly care about (wedding photography, for example), I still might find something valuable within that content if it appears.
As a backup, I also follow the topic “Digital Photography” magazine just in case I run out of new stuff to look at in the general magazine. This eliminates much of the film-based content, which doesn’t exactly apply to me and my 3 digital cameras.
Flipboard is rightly named because of the way you interact with the magazine on your phone or tablet. You simply swipe to flip through pages of content previews and tap to jump right into viewing them. Done with the post? Simply swipe right and you’re back where you left off in the magazine.
Another great feature that has allowed me to keep track of great content is the ability to create personal magazines. I’ve got one named “Later” where I store things that either I don’t have time to read at the moment or that I want to view again later. These personal magazines can be set to public to share with others or private to keep just to yourself.
Rather than remembering to visit multiple websites everyday to check on what’s happening, I love that I can open Flipboard on my phone, tablet, or desktop browser and easily get access. Otherwise, there would’ve been times when I had no idea a sale, new software/hardware announcement, or valuable tip was out there.
If you’re thirsty for content like me or just want to be the first to know about the next big camera, lens, accessory, or app, you’ve gotta go download Flipboard. You won’t regret it.
That’s it for me today. Time to go sleep for 4 hours before I have to be up to head to Japan.