There are many different uses for RSS Readers, most people want a compilation of all sources in one space. Flipboard, and Papers have very similar concepts but go about them in different ways.The main similarity is that these are readers that are mobile based only. The viewer is expected to download an app in order to utilizes these sources.
Paper is a solely Facebook based app which allows you to check, post, and reply to all Facebook notifications and activity. While still being able to scroll through to different genres of news that you will be interested in. This app contains all the normal Facebook notification icons so there is no real confusion when trying to use the app. This app is limited in the amount of categories that you can choose your news from, but it is all pulled from Facebook. So no matter what genre you can still like comment and repost each article.This app has a very similar flipping motion as Flipboard but is only used when opening up articles to read. You can view all different types of Facebook pictures, articles, and videos from the app. One thing I do not like is that it is very limited in being able to customize what types of articles come through your feed. Also I think this app is only for Apple users. This app is great for people who’s main social media outlet is Facebook for others like my self it seems very limited in usage and gets boring after a while.
This app is compatible with different types of devices fr example, apple, android, windows, blackberry etc. Flipboard has a very interesting concept in which the interface does exactly what the title entails, it “Flips”. When you go to swipe your fingers to change pages it does a flipping motion as if turning the page in a book. The main feature of this app is that it allows you to subscribe to different categories for example sports, photography, technology, which in turn connects you to a plethora of different magazines that focus on these categories. It also allows you to create your own magazine by tapping the + button on any story that you like. These stories will show up in a magazine that has your selected title on it. You will be able to access these whenever you like. You can also make your magazine public or keep it private. When using the app Flipboard allows you to link with a variety of different apps all at the same time. For example twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and YouTube to name a few. All of the information from these apps will feed into Flipboard for total user access as if they were using that app itself. This is an awesome feature because the user does not have to hassle between apps to keep up with them. They can check all notifications and post through Flipboard. Flipboard in my opinion is the better choice because it allows for greater user customization.