Tech Tuesday: Spout
Spout might be just what you need to liven up your mobile feed. The iPhone app is a passive Twitter, Facebook and news streaming system that that displays all your social media updates and messages in weird and wonderful ways. That’s right–weird and wonderful. The exact opposite of boring and basic, which is how you’ve been receiving your updates up until now.
Simply put, Spout speaks your stream. Words flow onto your iPhone or iPad, whimsically twirling and scrolling across the screen before being replaced by the newest update. If you tap on a feed, you’re led to the source through a built-in browser. Here’s what a Tweet looks like:
Spout lets you kick back and enjoy visual updates without the hassle of constantly refreshing your browsers and apps to keep up with what’s going on. The social networking app supports Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google News and Flickr to keep your feed flow fresh. Spout also has Read Later services including Instapaper, Pocket and Readability so you can catch up later and don’t have to worry about missing out.
It’s certainly isn’t ranked number one as a productivity boosting app, but Spout sure is pretty. The social info app comes with a range of different animated themes so you can customize how you see your news and updates. Better yet, Spout’s Airplay support lets you display your social media on the big screen. Download the app at the iTunes store and get Spouting today.