Tabloids is a beautifully designed iPad application that turns your Twitter stream into a newspaper. More correctly, it grabs the links found in the Tweets of people you follow and formats them into a tabloid-newspaper-style page.
I think the idea is fantastic, although this first, 1.0 version is still rather sparse. I already use Twitter as a replacement for my Sunday newspapers, shuffling off the links of interest to Instapaper for browsing later. Tabloids takes this a step further, automating the process (and as the product blurb points out, showing up the Twitterers who post lame links).
The pages combine headlines, articles ledes and a What’s Trending section, complete with descriptions for the hashtags. You can click through to read further with the in-app web browser, and there is support for multiple accounts. This is handy if there are multiple users of your iPad, or to separate work and personal feeds. Future versions should also support your Twitter lists, which will be kind of like the different sections in your newspaper. I shall be putting my fellow Gadget Lab Twitterers in with the funnies.
The app is $3, available now.
Tabloid Turns Tweeted Links into Sleek Personal Newspaper
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