Now in the Apple App Store: AOL for iPad

Now in the Apple App Store: AOL for iPad
If you're older than 20, you might remember when AOL was a big deal. One of the three major internet providers at the time (along with Prodigy and GEnie), it was AOL that gave many people their first taste of the internet. But the internet proved to be too big to be contained in a closed system, and helped along with a poorly executed purchase of Time, AOL's days as an internet portal soon became as relevant as Herman's Hermits (Google it).

But AOL did have the brains to re-invent itself in the new mobile based world, as an app that offers many of the same things that it offered as a closed system. The app for the Apple iPad was redesigned from the ground-up and uses a tiled UI that opens on a general news feed, although more specialized stories are a click away. And yes, AOL mail is included. Just click on the small envelope icon on the top toolbar and you're on your way.

AOL for iPad is a free download from the Apple App Store.


source: AOLforiPad via TUAW

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14 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Haha does it come with those classic dial-up sounds?

2. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Hard to believe people still use AOL?? Nevermind, just read it's for iPad: makes sense now.

3. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Aol with dial up back in the 90s: *wait like 45 min* "Welcome. You've got mail" lol

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was my first experience with the Internet. Took forever to get on, and no call waiting while on the net. Those were the days of chat rooms lol.

8. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Makes sense you would troll chat rooms, any behind the dl hook-ups??

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not sure why you look to bother me, but if it makes you happy go for it. Your wasting your time if you think I'll actually answer your questions though.

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

NetZero!!! #FTW

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had that too, with the disk inserted in the drive lol.

7. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Are you sure it was a disc?

9. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Wendy, just give it up.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly quakan

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm sure I wish you'd go away...Wendy.

10. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

looks like blink feed

11. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

NetZero with SegaNet FTW!!!! I heard "Get off the internet!!! I am expecting a call!!!!" Waited for hours for a phone call that never came..no internet the whole time....what kind of cruel joke was that!!!!!

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