Every day, the team at Hyper (by developer AntiHero) wades through the fetid swampy waters of YouTube (and "hundreds" of other sources), surfaces roughly a dozen gems, then delivers them, handsomely wrapped, in the form of a video magazine. It's early days (Hyper just launched yesterday), but judging from today's issue and the month's worth of back issues included in the app (iPad only at the moment), the team of filmmakers and journalists curating Hyper know what they're doing, offering a nice mix of genuinely interesting and at times amazing videos, across a wide spectrum of subject matters, most of them falling in the 2-5 minute time range. Kudos to the developers at Hyper too, the app is tailor made for the iPad, it looks and feels great, and unquestionably provides a superior viewing experience for content than watching the same videos on YouTube would (i.e. no ads).
Hyper is a free download from the App Store, so it does raise the question as to how Hyper ends up paying for itself down the road (my guess would be sponsored content). For now though, I'll skip looking a gift horse in the mouth and just enjoy what I what I've been given. Hyper— it really is a beautiful video magazine.
Hyper requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with the iPad.