Google Currents 2.0 Comes To iOS With Edition Sidebar, Fast Scan, Breaking Stories & More

Google-Currents

Google Currents 2.0, the latest edition of Google’s magazine-like news reader, has today arrived on iOS — just over a month after it launched on Android. The update brings a whole host of new features and improvements, including the edition sidebar, fast scan, and breaking stories ranked by Google News.

If you’re already a Google Currents user, you’ll love the improvements Google has made to version 2.0 — it’s a much greater app that makes it even quicker to catch up with the news you care about on your iPhone or iPad while you’re on the go. If you’re not already a Google Currents user, then these changes are a great reason to give it a try.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

* Edition sidebar – quickly access your editions within categories such as business, sports, etc.
* Fast scan – Vertical swipe to scan an edition, horizontal swipe advances to next edition
* Breaking stories – ranked by Google News. Links to full length content.
* Saved stories – star for future reference
* New catalog design

The iOS version doesn’t quite offer all the features the Android one does, but that’s mostly because iOS doesn’t support things like widgets. But the main features are all there, and they’re just as good.

If you’re new to Currents, why not get started by following Cult of Mac — and Cult of Android, too, if you’re into that kind of thing. You’ll find the app in the App Store by hitting the source link below.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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