Flipboard, the popular social news magazine just released the version 2.0 for the iPad and iPhone. The online magazine that let users pick and choose topics of interest or prolific sources from partners. The contents then are automatically re-arranged to magazine-like format with enticing photos and text.

The version 2.0 makes the search easy and the app even formats the search results in magazine-like pages with various articles as well as its source from Twitter.


How to create your magazine

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When browsing contents, readers can save to  their own personal magazines. Personal magazine can optionally be sharable and commented by other readers. This is very similar to Pinterest’s Pin Board. Just tap the + button next to articles, pick a name for your magazine, add a description and start flipping. You can create as many magazines as you want (e..My Picks, The SF Giants, Wedding Inspiration, Things to Read Later, etc..). You can draw from virtually any source on Flipboard, including what’s being shared on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, LinkedIn and Tumblr.

Flipboard also made available a new bookmarklet. Go to share.flipboard.com and, under the Getting Started tab, simply drag and drop the bookmarklet onto your computer’s browser. From there, you can flip virtually anything you find by clicking the bookmarklet from any web page. Check out your magazine on Flipboard and you’ll see your latest “flipped” items in a print-style layout. You can also tap into any item and promote it to the cover.

Some other highlights of 2.0:

  • A new, visual Content Guide. Tap the Red Ribbon and you’ll see your own table of contents, all the magazines you’ve created, Notifications and lots of other goodies for you to peruse.
  • Commenting on Flipboard. Inside a story, tap the source’s avatar in the lower left-hand corner, to reveal Flipboard Comments. Draw in other Flipboard users with @mentions.
  • Recommended Reading. In Cover Stories, you’ll find More to Read, a personalized list of things we think you’ll love, drawn from your social interactions.
  • Subsections in partner magazines, newspapers and websites. On the second page of tablet editions, you’ll find new sidebars listing subsections for easier navigation.
  • Fast section switching. Tap the section name at the top of any page to reveal related content and subsections.
  • Optional Facebook Open Graph integration, bringing your Flipboard activity to your Facebook page in more meaningful ways.
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