3 Best FlipBoard Alternatives – Best News Reader Apps

FlipBoard is more like a personal magazine for the smartphone news readers. It is one of the popular ways to read, discover and share news with the friends and partners in your social networking sites. The availability of this magazine format application software in multiple operating systems like Android, iOS, Blackberry or in Windows makes it more acceptable and popular app among the smartphone users.

Best FlipBoard Alternatives

Although FlipBoard is quite a popular app for the news readers, its censorship in countries like China and the acquisition with Zite has made users to look for an alternative.

Additionally, over a period of time users have stopped liking the magazine page-flipping style of this app. Listed below are some of the best FlipBoard alternatives or news reader apps.

Google Play Newsstand

Google is everywhere

Newsstand by Google provides a good alternative to FlipBoard It supplements the requirements of “currents” which are available in FlipBoard. Newsstand has two components –

  • Magazines
  • My News

My News is more like a competitor of FlipBoard because in My News, users can create their own feeds and share with the social networking friends just like FlipBoard.

However, there is a difference in which the interface is built and it is easier to navigate in Newsstand app rather than in FlipBoard. Additionally, the interface is cleaner and simpler than that in FlipBoard. Unlike FlipBoard, the user just needs to scroll to read the content rather than flipping. This makes the interface much easy and clear than that of FlipBoard.


Feedly is a great alternative for people who have an impression that RSS feeds are boring and works like a dull hammer. Feedly is actually a replacement of Google Reader and perhaps one of the best ways to get information quickly. Some of the advantages of Feedly includes its clean interface and its portability across multiple platforms. Millions of Google users having Google Plus accounts can use their login credentials for signing in at Feedly, thereby reducing time and effort for creating another account and remembering another password.

Feedly offers extensive options in which the readers can customize the system as per their requirements. Customization is not only possible in the way the user can navigate the app and the articles, but also prefer to see which headlines and text or pictures they like to read. Double tapping closes an article. Along with providing easy interface, Feedly also allows users to share their favorite reading in social networking sites. Feedly is a free app, but the Pro version is available at a cost.


Just like Feedly, Pocket works with single userID and password that of Google+ users. Hence, keeping the account creation process relatively simple. In Pocket, users can save the data shared with it and can be used during offline usage and then for viewing later. So if you miss on reading a live article received by feeds, you can now have the option to save the same for reading later.

Pocket has support across multiple platforms and the interface is relatively simple. Apart from providing support in the reading view, users have the option to switch to the web view to get a clear picture of the article and to read it carefully. Pocket offers a unique tagging feature which is better than choosing folders in the app.

The above three apps definitely wider the choice for people who are crazy readers, but looking for an alternative of FlipBoard.

Do you know any other top Flipboard alternative? Do let us know via comment and we would be happy to list it out here.

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