News aggregator Zite is on a mission. The “intelligent magazine” has been tweaking and reworking their app like crazy these days. Version 2.0, which is only two months old, changed practically everything about the way Zite looked, felt and worked. Personally, I loved the changes and have been completely satisfied with the results. The developers at Zite, however, have not. Today, the app received another major update with “DOZENS of new features, enhancements and bug fixes.” So far, I’ve loved all of them.
Version 2.1 now lets users see a history of articles they’ve read and liked, as well as topics they’ve favorited. So, if you read an article this morning that you’d like to show your hubby when he gets home, you don’t have to search for it in Google. It will be waiting for you in Zite. If you like to read about cupcakes every morning before you start your day, you can go to your “Favorite Topics” list and see all blog posts relating to cupcakes instead of having to fine one article on that topic with a go-to tab.
The development team at Zite heard the cries of disgruntled users and brought back next-topic swipe on the iPhone. They’ve also reinstated your ability to share to Google Plus and LinkedIn.
If you’ve been using Zite a lot since version 2.0 came out, you’ve probably accidentally given a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to articles. They’ve fixed it so that you won’t unintentionally rate the article just because you’re trying to get some cat hair off of your iPad.
Other new features and tweaks include swipe-to-close on the iPad, expanded Evernote sharing capabilities, visual and performance enhancements, and more. There is also a long list of bug fixes for those who have been experiencing freeze ups, crashes, and sound issues.
Zite is free to download and is available now in the App Store. If you already have the news aggregator on your iPad, download the update by visiting your Updates section in the App Store app.