Storify, the popular drag-and drop storytelling tool is now available for iPad. The brand new, free app makes Storify available for mobile devices for the first time. Like the Storify website, the app lets users curate content from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Storify’s Marketing Director, Jeff Elder said, “Users have asked for it for a long time. This is a storytelling app, letting you create content on the iPad as never before.”
There are two main differences for the new app from Storify. First, users can tweet directly from the application. Secondly, it is touch-enabled, allowing content to be moved with just the touch of a finger. According to Xavier Damman, Storify co-founder and CEO, in a press release, “You now have storytelling at your fingertips.”
Damman dropped some hints to Twitter followers with a series of tweets just hours before the news was made public.
Reviews regarding the long awaited app have been positive. While many assume the iPad is only good as a consumption device, this new app from Storify will have people thinking differently. The new Storify app for iPad will help show the iPad can be used as a primary device, a computer replacement that’s good at letting you read, watch, listen, write, sketch and take notes. Now with Storify for iPad you can curate and actually create social stories. It’s a great example of how the iPad can change and improve existing applications. Storify for iPad isn’t perfect. It does lack some of the features available on storify.com, but it’s a great first release and has a promising future for portable curation of social media. If you are a currently a Storify user, the iPad app will be a must have and the additional good news is that it’s free on the App Store.
@Storify & it’s ace! Really simple drag and drop. Brilliant for live event coverage, quick blogging & moreJust added the new iPad app from