Install Flipboard Magazine App on your Mac or PC
If you ever wanted to install Flipboard on your Mac or PC then now you can. All you need to do is head over to Bluestacks and install their app player on your computer. This will provide you with an Android based environment for installing the magazine app into.
I’ve always loved Flipboard and ever since I first used it on my iPhone it has become my go to RSS reader. Once you have Google Reader set up within it you can get access to all of you many and varied RSS feeds with the minimum of fuss and beautifully rendered. Unfortunately Google Reader is being switched off at the beginning of July so if you are using Reader then now is the time to associate with Flipboard.
It’s always been of a disappointment that Flipboard never made its way in one shape or another onto traditional computers. Sure you’d have to rethink the lovely page transition but that would be a small price to pay to have a brilliant free magazine app style news reader.
It is now possible for the first time to install Flipboard on a Mac or PC with the app player. The transition between pages feels a little odd with a regular mouse but if you are using an Apple Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad then you can swipe between pages – which feels better. As soon as you plug in your Flipboard account details then you can easily access the Flipboard feeds and magazines that you might have set up on a mobile device. In short you get the full magazine app experience without having to pay a dime.
I’ve recorded two short screen captured videos and uploaded them to YouTube showing you how easy it is to get the magazine app going…
You can install other Android Apps into Bluestacks and even get access to content held within a Google Play account – if you have one. One thing I did notice however is that trying to stream a movie from Google Play seemed to be a little bit too much for it. This is more than acceptable as the app player is still in Beta and may be beyond the realm of possibility with such an emulator.
If you haven’t done so already head over to Bluestacks and download this cracking little application and see what fun that can be had with it. If you want to learn more then have a look at Instant BlueStacks.