Flipboard – one of the true flagship iPad apps – has had another update last night, to Version 1.5.1.
One of the headline new features is support for Linked In, the popular ‘professional’ social network. The update is also packed with some very nice new features to make finding and adding new content to suit your tastes even easier.
Here’s the full change list:
★ Content Guide. Tap on the red ribbon to instantly access all your social networks, favorite sections, and a wide range of beautiful featured content. You can also search for any people, publications, websites or topics, such as National Geographic, Design or Ashton Kutcher.
★ Favorites. Save any section as a Favorite on Flipboard, even after you’ve filled up your first two pages. You can access the entire list in your Content Guide.
★ LinkedIn. The largest network of your trusted professional contacts is now on Flipboard. Add LinkedIn to create an industry magazine for reading what your contacts have shared, as well as news from over 40 industries with LinkedIn Today.
★ Popular. Popular stories are highlighted, making it easy to discover great articles being read on Flipboard.
★ Speed. Flipping is faster and diving into stories is more streamlined. A single tap gets you to the article, social interactions are now at the bottom of the page, and now you can flip from one story to the next to keep reading between articles, photos, and updates from friends. You can still close any article with a pinch-out, double-tap, tap on Close button, or two-finger tap.
I updated the app last night and the new features are already working well for me. I added a little place called iPad Insight to my Favorites on Page 1 of course. Flipboard has been the standard for iPad magazines for some time now – it’s great to see it continue to improve and enhance its features.
Here’s an App Store link for Flipboard; it’s still a free app.