We are happy to announce that we just released a new version 1.7 of Twimbow. Not many changes and we are aware a few little bugs you reported might be still there, but we wanted to make sure to release a major update to the Twimbow reader just before Christmas!
What’s the Twimbow Reader? Since the first releases of Twimbow, the Reader let you preview articles and blog posts from within Twimbow, without the need of opening a new browser tab. It was very useful to “consume” news from within Twimbow, but the concept was very simple. Today, we greatly improved the Reader and it now became a real dashboard inside the dashboard, from which you can discover news, keep track of what you read, see what other Twimbow readers are reading, bookmark your favorite content, share your favorite news and so on. The news is also that you can now open the Reader from the main toolbar, whenever you want.
There are actually a few features missing, yet, but those will be added in the next release. Sync with Instapaper and Read Later, share on Facebook and a few other features, for example, will be available in the next release. At this point, we wanted to release the new Reader as soon as possibile in order to get users feedback and make it better in the next release
The new Twimbow Reader is, together with the new music widget released in the past release, another important step in order to make Twimbow a powerful tool to consume news and media socially, transforming it into something way more powerful than a social media dashboard.
What do you think? Please tell us!