Flipboard Gets a Major Update – Adds Google Reader, Flickr, Better Twitter and Facebook Support, More

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I love the screencap above. I think it nicely shows off how cool Flickr looks within Flipboard, the excellent social / news / magazine app for the iPad. Flipboard has recently been named by Apple as their iPad App of the Year for 2010. It’s a deserving winner, and that’s before getting a major, and awfully sweet looking update today (to Version 1.1).

The big news in this update is that support for Google Reader and Flickr have been added. So you can pop in your credentials for those and add a section for each of them – and they both look great. Support for Twitter and Facebook has also been expanded in a big way. You can now browse your Tweets, Twitter favorites, @mentions and lists – as well as your Facebook groups, fan pages, and photos from your feed.

You can also post photos, status updates, and Flipboard pages to Twitter, Facebook,

and Google Reader.

The update is also said to bring faster switching between sections and faster performance in general.

Wow. This is one heck of a beefy update for an already stellar app. The app now feels much more ‘connected’ to me, and that’s a very good thing. Adding that to the already gorgeous UI that Flipboard has makes it an even more compelling app – and one that I will now spend even more time with.

You can find the latest version of Flipboard in the App Store now, and it’s a free app.

Patrick Jordan

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