Flipboard gets big update for summertime readers

Flipboard gets big update for summertime readers
Flipboard is one of the premier apps on the iPad (and one that Android tablet owners have been wishing would come to Honeycomb,) which brings together various reading sources and spices it up into a custom magazine experience. Now, Flipboard has gotten an update for the summertime.

The biggest new features are dedicated to finding more interesting content. First, instead of having new users start by importing content and picking news feeds, the app has a number of preset sources, so you can jump right in and start reading. That way, if you end up not liking the app for whatever reason, you won't have wasted any time gathering your favorite sources. The update also makes it much easier to find and add new content. There is a new "More" ribbon button which brings users to a dedicated section with categories for business, science, art and more. And, while reading, there is an "Add" button which will save the current publication so you can easily get more content from it later.

The other major update is the inclusion of LinkedIn to go along with other social content feeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Reader. The importance of LinkedIn is that unlike other social feeds, it has an inside business edge to it, so users can essentially create custom trade publications from those sources.

Flipboard is in the App Store, and it is free.

source: ReadWriteWeb
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