Exciting news for AOL Homepage fans! Today, we launched the AOL app for the iPad. Available in the App Store, the AOL app ensures you always know what matters now.

We designed the app to let you create your own browsing experience. It delivers AOL's news, videos, trending stories and lifestyle info, and presents them in an engaging "news stream" format.

You can download the app by following this link to the App Store on your iPad, or click here to have us send you an email with the link. And without further ado, here is a quick preview:

Whether it is happening in Washington, Wall Street, Hollywood, or Main Street, the AOL app will always surface the day's key stories. The app learns your preferences and reflects individualized programming based on your personal news interests. The app allows you to actively customize your top level news stream to see more (or less) of the stories and videos you want. You can also save stories or videos for later, or quickly share them via email, Facebook or Twitter.

In addition, the app gives AOL members integrated access to the brand-new, tablet-optimized AOL Mail experience. You can read and send emails, easily email your favorite stories to friends, and scan newsletters and programming alerts without launching new apps or going into a separate environment.

This is just the beginning of our work on the AOL app! It harkens backs to our core values of making the Internet easy and fun. An app for the Android tablet, as well as mobile apps for both Android and iPhone, are in the works and will be available later this year. We will continue to add new features and look forward to your feedback.

The AOL Homepages Team