Flipboard Updated with 'Magazines', Notifications, Etsy Integration and More

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    Flipboard today upgraded its app to version 2.0, adding a Pinterest Pinboard-like "Magazine" feature, search, notifications, Etsy integration and more.

    In an interview with Mashable, Flipboard CTO Eric Feng said that the update was "the most ambitious thing the company has ever done." Previously, Flipboard allowed users to subscribe to certain news and social media feeds and acted as a beautiful RSS reader. With the new Magazine feature, users can collect content, organize it into their own feeds, and share it with the rest of the Flipboard user base.

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    The company also added notifications so that users can see when their friends like, comment or share their magazines. Flipboard has also integrated products and product descriptions from handmade goods e-retailer Etsy, allowing users to buy products directly from the app.
    Flipboard can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    I'm downloading this now and just realized that my google reader will no longer work :-(


    Well, i'll see how much use I can get out of this app now.
     
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    One of the best iOS apps

    Flipboard is one of the best apps out there! Rarely crashes, excellent UI, great support, and easy to use.
     
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    Zite would like to have a word with you.
     
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    Looks lovely on my friend's ipad, tried it out on my iphone, opened it once and never again. Any of you regularly use Flipboard on iPhone?
     
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    I use flipboard on a daily basis. First thing I open in the morning and last thing at night.

    Have it on my iPhone and iPad.
     
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    Flipboard is almost worthless on the iphone IMO. You need real screen real estate to use apps like flipboard and really get the full experience.
     
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    This is an amazing update.

    Flipboard is the only app that I use every single day without fail.

    I have it on both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5. The large fonts and layout make it a joy to read even on the smaller iPhone screen - I hardly use Safari now :)

    Now you can create your own pages in Flipboard, I can't wait :)
     
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    I use Flipboard almost every single day, first thing in the morning and on my break at work.

    Nice addition to the app. :)
     
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    Love this app; use it all the time. Can't wait to play with the new features, though I don't think I'll be going the Flipfriends route. Facebook and Twitter integration are plenty for me.
     
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    I love Flipboard, it's my favorite iPad app for catching up on news and this update just makes it even better.
     
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    I use Flipboard on my iPad 1 every day, and it's one of those apps that always amazed me with its speed, responsiveness and stability on what proved to be an underpowered device. I'll backup the previous version, update and see how it how version 2.0 stands.
     
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    I have been using Fluent, but based on the comments here will download and try this out.

    Update: Downloaded and liking it very much. I can see this will become a highly used app on my ipad.
     
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    these new features almost seem like a Pinterest / pinning concept to save articles for later. I used to use Flipboard daily but then got into Twitter and read a lot through there instead now.

    But will try out Flipboard again.
     
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    So my question is, you make a magazine with links to stories. Are those stories ever updated on the magazine? Or do you just have the story there only?

    I figure after I read a story,might not read it again, not sure if the magazine will update itself with new content or not?
     
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    I second that; I use Flipboard everyday, multiple times.

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    I use it on my iPhone all the time. I started using it on the phone before I ever used it on an iPad so I was use to the smaller real estate. I use it on my phone so much that when I first used it on the iPad I kept flicking up and down rather than left and right. If you're coming from an iPad I can see how you might not like the app so much on a phone...
     
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    I tried to get into Flipboard but couldn't. It just seemed seemed all over the place compared to the wealth of visible, accessible info you get from Pulse.

    Am I missing something? Maybe I just haven't used it for long enough. What does Flipboard do that Pulse doesn't already do with a better UI?
     
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    they are about the same

    flipboard seems to have a way to subscribe to more sources
     
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    Really enjoying using Flipboard recently :cool:
     
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    Have been using and loving Flipboard.

    But the new UI looks "flatter" and I'm afraid I prefer the old one. The new features are nice though.
     
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    "flat" is a new design trend I'm afraid. Expect to see alot more of it.
     
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    I prefer Zite to FB, Flipboard content is usually outdated whereas Zite has tons of content from lots of sources.
     

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