Flipboard version 2.0 has rolled out, and with it comes a host of new features, which are boasted as offering something for casual users to power users and everyone between. Among the new offerings is a partnership with Etsy, with searches now showing up in an easy-to-browse magazine design that is faster and “more visual” that previously available. In addition, users can now create their own magazines from various content.
Perhaps the most exciting feature found in Flipboard 2.0 is the ability to create your own magazines based on content you like. Users can collect pictures, audio, videos, and articles, then aggregate them into a single magazine for easy viewing. That magazine can be kept private for personal use, or it can be shared with the public for others to enjoy. It doesn’t take much to see various ways this could come in handy to users.
In addition, users can use a bookmarklet via their browser to flip just about anything online, where it will be added to one’s personal magazine in an easily browsed format. Magazines created by other users are also available via the Content Guide’s “By Our Readers,” showing off user-made magazines from select users. Speaking of the Content Guide, it now boasts a redesign with a red ribbon bearing personalized table of contents, notifications, and more.
Comments can be viewed and left for stories, in addition to @mention-format user tags. There are now reading recommendations as well listed under Cover Stories, with a list of items generated based on user activity. Subsections have been added to partner magazines for faster browsing, while related content can now be pulled up in publications via the section name.