Flipboard has made one of the biggest updates in its two year history to the official iOS app. The new 2.0 edition has more content than ever to enjoy, including a new partnership with Etsy. For the first time, you can collect and save articles, photos, audio, and video by organizing them into beautiful magazines. These can be private, or if you want to connect with like-minded enthusiasts, you can make them public and share them on Flipboard and beyond. This is a huge boon for users who want to assemble their own personal collection of a wide array of multimedia content.
But wait! These aren’t the only new features enabled on Flipboard 2.0. You can now comment on article and tap the source’s avatar in the lower left-hand corner to reveal Flipboard Comments. Draw in other Flipboard users with @mentions, via Twitter. There are now subsections in partner magazines, newspapers, and websites. On the second page of tablet editions, you’ll find new sidebars listing subsections for easier navigation.
This is seriously the hugest update Flipboard has ever brought and is available right now for iOS. There is no word yet if an Android update will be available soon, but we should see something fairly quickly. Now that Google Reader is abolished, services like Flipboard, Pulse, Pocket, Evernote, and a myriad of others are all vying for alienated news readers.