Hitpad - See What's Up by Hitpad, Inc. (iPad)
Released: Mar 24, 2011
Version: 2.0.1
Size: 2 MB
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Hitpad - See What's Up

Hitpad, Inc.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

* * * * * Hitpad - a Beautiful, easy to use News Discovery app

*** Apple's "iPad App Of The Week" in more than 70 Countries *** Gizmodo's Best Weekly iPad App ***
Hitpad is the easiest and quickest way to see what's trending and happening today, in the news and your social networks. Five minutes with Hitpad is like spending an hour browsing around.

Here's what others are saying:
"Hitpad is your explainer for all things going on in the world, or well all things going on in the world according to the Internet. It is a really fun and engaging way to keep up with what's going on."
-- Casey Chan, Gizmodo / LifeHacker

"It is a great way to see what’s up in just a quick glance."
-- Sue Megrund, AppAdvice

"A great colorful interface. A really, nice simple app interface that allows you to get content about whatever subject you are interested in all in one space, easy to move around."
-- This Week In iPad

"Get a visual hit of news with Hitpad for the iPad"
-- Mike Butcher, TechCrunch

"An intelligent iPad app for getting the latest news, personalized to your tastes, quickly and with minimal effort."
-- Martin Bryant, TheNextWeb

-- Kachibito.net (Japan)

"Una delle migliori applicazioni disponibili è Hitpad , l'App ricerca le ultime notizie disponibili e le presenta sul nostro sistema suddivise per categorie, non solo notizie ma anche foto e video impaginate in colonne per categoria."
-- cellularmagazine.it (Italy)

"Hitpad: Nachrichten auf einen Blick"
-- appgefahren.de (Germany)

"Hitpad 2.0: nieuwsapp voor iPad makkelijker aan te passen"
ipadclub.nl (Netherlands)

"A aplicação tem um layout bastante apelativo e intuitivo. Rapidamente se percebe como funciona, aliás, em grande parte, a app só é tão eficaz por causa do seu bom design e do seu layout simples."
-- clix.pt (Portugal)

"Hitpad listar de mest omtalade ämnena i nyhetsvärlden, bloggar och sociala medier. Du får inte bara de senaste nyheterna utan även relaterade inlägg från bloggar och sociala medier."
-- iphonetips.se (Sweden)

"Wenn man Neuigkeiten zu einem Thema sucht, zu dem man noch keine Feeds abonniert hat, oder wenn man nach neuen News-Quellen sucht ist die App eine praktische Hilfe. Außerdem bekommt man einen schnellen Überblick über das aktuelle Nachrichtengeschehen."
-- quarkstar.at (Austria)

"En bref une application assez atypique qui rend une fois de plus hommage à l’utilisation de l’iPad en tant que « super magazine connecté », à tester absolument et qui plus est gratuite !"
-- appstore-test.fr (France)

Hitpad Features:
• Discover the topics people talk about, in a range of categories, at any given time in a beautiful and engaging interface

• Dead simple UI - no more complex RSS readers (Google Reader, Feedly, Pulse) or Magazine Style (Flipboard, Zite ones). The most important topics are a tap away.

• Dashboard your Facebook - never miss a video, photo or link your friends have shared on your wall

• 4 different editions: US, UK, Canada & Australia . Each edition shows localized Trending Topics for each one of 8 categories

• Get a sweet & short summary highlighting why a topic is important today and may be of interest

• Get an aggregated view for any topic that includes news stories, tweets, videos, images and web results with rich website previews in one place

• Free Text Search let's you find information about any search term and enjoy the same beautiful, rich, visual interface

• Easily share items of interest on Twitter, Facebook or Email with your followers and friends

• Save items for later reading using Instapaper & Pocket (ReadItLater)

• View trending topics and items in both portrait and landscape orientations

• Please send us your feedback at feedback@hitpad.com

What's new in version 2.0.1
* Display news stories in the same language as the iPad's language settings
* Minor bug fixes
* and all the great features of Hitpad 2.0...

** An All New Hitpad **
This version is a complete re-design & re-write of Hitpad. Enjoy: New International Editions, Facebook Channel, Personalization and more.

* Editions:
We added 3 new editions: U.K.,Canada & Australia which are added to the U.S one. Each edition has localized Hot-Trending Topics for each one of 8 categories.

* Facebook channel:
Use Hitpad to dashboard your Facebook and view your Facebook wall and the Pages you like "the Hitpad way".
Connect your Facebook account to quickly find and focus on the interesting content shared with you (videos, photos and links) and spend less time reading through the less important staff (status updates).

* New Personalization & Customization options (under the Settings menu):
-- Choose a Style - Classic, Modern or Traditional
-- Manage columns layout - change order and/or delete columns (news/videos/photos/statuses)
-- Video Sort By

* Updated Design
We refreshed the entire look of the app & its icon.
The highlight is an improved categories & topics navigation bar that makes it easy to access and explore the dozens of topics we have.

* Infinite search results when scrolling to the bottom of the news, videos, photos and status updates columns

* Related Topics
Each hot topic has a few related topics to allow you to explore and discover additional great content

* Search History
Every free text search you run gets added to the "History" category. Use the "Clear History" settings option to clear it.

We hope you will enjoy the new version. Please tell us what you think and send us feedback.

facebook: http://facebook.com/Hitpad
twitter: @hitpadapp
email: feedback [at] hitpad [dot] com
Our verdict: Good
  • + Hitpad - See What's Up is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 67% off its regular price.
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