Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars App Developer: Forbes Media LLC
This iPad application streams new content from Forbes.com, allowing its user to experience the articles and stories with particular focus on photos and videos. The iPad app enables its user to customize the experience by choosing how he/she views text, images and footage; creating a list of items of personal interest; and tracking his/her history. One of the best ipad apps to enjoy all that Forbes has to offer.
Forbes Photos & Videos is available in English, German and Spanish. With the use of this app, the user is allowed to view either the most recent, or most popular articles; and to view videos and photos, photos only, or videos only. In addition, articles can be categorized into channels. The user is able to create a list of articles he /she would like to refer back to, and can also track his/her history at any stage. Both the List and History features allow the user to view items from newest to oldest, oldest to newest, or alphabetically. In addition, the app is equipped with Clear My List, and Clear History icons. Of course, a Search feature is available to allow the user to search for key words as desired. The user is able to share any article via Facebook, Twitter or Email, and can also go directly to Forbes.com through the app. Finally, the user has the option to view photos and videos full-screen.
Forbes Photos & Videos provides its user with interesting articles; numerous and exquisite photos; and videos that are entertaining, interesting and informative. One is, however, forced to ask, how this iPad app differentiates itself from other similar apps and websites, and in particular Forbes.com. While its design and layout are superb, and functionality excellent, the information provided is similar to that of Forbes.com. What differentiates this app, however, is its entertainment and experiential value, as well as the ability it provides its user to customize the information to suite his/her needs. The user is provided with entertainment and first-hand experience through the photos and videos; and is able to sort and filter the information for him/herself. With so many iPad apps available today, its all a matter of personal choice, so why not choose an iPad app that fits into the Business, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Lifestyle, News, and Productivity categories simultaneously. Forbes Photos & Videos does just that. It is a multi-sensory, multi-faceted experience. In short – Forbes with a twist.