New Flipboard App Lets Readers Become Editors

Mar 28, 2013

Flipboard announced its latest update, which includes new content from Etsy and new tools that allow users to become content curators in their own right. The upgrade at the center of this release allows users to save content -- from articles to videos -- and organize it into "magazines."

Those magazines can then be shared, though you can also create private publications just for you. Flipboard says:

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-My Picks, The SF Giants, Wedding Inspiration, Things to Read Later-and draw from virtually any source on Flipboard, including what's being shared on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, LinkedIn and Tumblr.

The process sounds a bit reminiscent of Pinterest, right down to the bookmarklet that users can add to their browsers to make "the entire Web flippable."