For a long time, Flipboard has been the most widely used app by people who fancy reading online editions of their favorite publications on the iPad. Only yesterday, Flipboard for iPhone was finally released. Now Google has launched their Flipboard competitor. Google Currents for iPhone and iPad is now available for download and boy, it does not fail to impress.
First and foremost, lets talk about the design of Google Currents. Its beautiful, its simplistic, its the design that doesn't require you to waste your energy on finding out what buttons to tap on. Within seconds of installing Google Currents on your iPhone and iPad you'll be reading your way through a huge variety of free editions offered. The best part of Google Currents is that you can read all your editions offline. The app has been designed keeping one primary focus in mind, allowing high-speed reading of editions offline, and this is something Google Currents accomplishes beautifully.
Moreover, Google Currents uses Google search technology to hourly build a set of editions tracking the five most recent trending stories in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. Each story is presented through a fresh edition of articles, videos, and pictures. If you want to read your favorite blogs, all you need to do is turn on Google Reader and all of your RSS feeds will be displayed in Google Currents. Immediately after install, you will be asked to sign in with your Google Account. You can sign up for one from within the app itself if you don't have one already, though that's highly unlikely. Google Currents will keep your editions synced across all of your devices, provided that the same Google Account has been used on all of those devices.
Google Currents offers one-touch sharing options. By just one tap, you can recommend any article of any edition on Google Plus. Apart from that, you can easily hook up your Twitter, Facebook and a variety of other online services for instant sharing from within the app itself. The app is definitely a must have if you spend a lot of time reading on your iPhone or iPad. Google Currents looks absolutely stunning on the iPad, given its larger screen size. Without a doubt, it can be said that Google Currents is one strong competitor for Flipboard.
Google Currents is available for download free of cost and is compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4.0 firmware or higher.
Download Google Currents for iPad and iPhone [iTunes App Store Link]