Zite, a leading iOS magazine app, just released a completely redesigned update that now enables users to rate stories, organize subscriptions, link to Facebook to get automatic topic suggestions, and explore and find article topics from over 40,000 categories.
Zite is a free app that delivers stories to your iPhone or iPad from across the web based on your personal interests. The more you use the app, the more Zite gets to know about what types of stories you favor and dislike. The 2.0 update of Zite now includes a huge expanded list of categories and topics to search and select from.
Zite starts users off with a selection of “Zite Picks”, ranging from Architecture, Education, Movies, Science News, Crafts and Street Art, to Entrepreneurship. Each selected categories results in a few dozen daily stories that are displayed magazine-style on your iOS device.
All your subscribed stories get listed in a sidebar, and in the new version you can quickly edit, delete, and rearrange the order of categories. Stories are presented in Reader fashion, without surrounding ads and other webpage elements. The app also allows you to add more than one account, which is useful if you share your iPad with other users.
As you browse and read stories in Zite, you can vote them up and down, which helps Zite determine what type of stories and sources it delivers to your app in the future. Links to selected stories can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pocket Reader, Instapaper, Evernote, and even via SMS.