Want weekly updates on what’s happening around you? Here are apps that compile your favourite content and allow you to create your own magazines too

Flipboard: Select your favourite articles from magazines and flip through their pages at your convenience. Decide on your favourite topics, go through news articles that interest you and access stories and photos that your friends share. Check news from your Twitter timeline as well as other popular magazines and view interesting posts and photos posted by friends on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Create your own customised magazines on topics ranging from cooking to science. You can use this app during your morning commute, check topics of interest during your coffee break and even when you are on vacation.

Zite: A smart personalised magazine app that picks up topics that interest you and gives automatic suggestions. Read some of the best magazine articles from all over the world. Get news, articles, blogs and videos of your choice suggested by the app based on your reading profile, and also discover new stuff you will love. Use the auto-suggest tool to find content specially tailored for you by syncing it with your Twitter or Google Reader accounts.

Magzter: This app functions like a Global Mobile Magazine News stand. Find a wide range of magazines from all over the world, choose the articles you would like and just tap on them to read. Readers can buy a single issue of the magazine, opt for a subscription model and also add favourite magazines to a customised shelf for quick access.

InstaMag: Create your own magazine through this app. Choose from a variety of magazine styles, pick the photos you would like to use and make your own collage of different magazines. Add your own text with styles. You can mix different styles and even make it very fancy, with movable text, colourful pictures and decorations.


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