While the first iteration of Flipboard focused exclusively on consumption and discovery, Flipboard 2.0, out today, adds a new dimension to the experience: content creation and curation.
Flipboard remains one of the most beautiful ways to peruse the day’s news, photos and social media sharings. While the first iteration of Flipboard was all about consumption and discovery, today’s update adds a new dimension to the experience: content creation and curation.
Flipboard 2.0 transcends its position as a humble, albeit graphically rich, news reader to become an even more useful tool. You can bend it to your will in a variety of ways, creating an easy, visual way to bookmark content for later, aggregate news around a niche interest or even make a handsome video or audio playlist. Flipboard is going up again a host of apps and services, like Pinterest and Pocket, but all in one package.
The new app still looks and feels, for the most part, like what you’re used to, but adds the ability to create your own magazines, which you can choose to share or keep private.
To build one, simply hit the plus sign found in the lower right-hand corner of a graphic. This pops open a menu that lets you “flip” (yep, Flipboard is actionable now) items into one or more magazines. Anything goes here — examples range from “My Saved Articles” and “Recipes for Later” to “Our Modern Ruins” (a photo collection of abandoned buildings) and magazines dedicated exclusively to, say, cyclocross.
See on www.wired.com