Introducing the new iMore for iPhone 2.0 app, with comments, landscape, favorites, video podcasts, and more!

The official iMore for iPhone app has just gone 2.0! That's right, we've taken everything you loved about the original, listened to all your super-smart feedback, carefully selected the new features we knew we could hit out of the park for you, and made them all so!

Commenting

You can now log into iMore and leave comments right from the app. It's been the number-one most requested feature, and now it's here. And it's awesome. You can see comment counts right next to the articles in the main list, and you can view the comments from the bottom of any article. The + button lets you add a new comment, or you can hit "reply" beneath any existing comment to join the thread. Love it.

iMore app commenting

Landscape mode

We get it, some of you like wide-screen. Well, now you've got it. Pretty much everything you can do in the iMore app in portrait mode now works in landscape mode as well. Enjoy!

iMore app landscape

Font resizing

Some of our eyes aren't getting any younger, and they certainly aren't getting any stronger. That why we've added big, bold font resizing buttons at the bottom of every article. Just tap and change the font size to whatever best suits you and your eyes. (We're working on a system-wide font size setting for a future update, stay tuned!)

iMore app commenting

Favorites

You can now Favorite any article in the iMore app simply by tapping the star button at the bottom. When you Favorite an article, not only does it save it for off-line reading, but it adds it to the all-new, all-special Favorites tab in the app so you can easily find it again later. To un-Favorite, simply tap the star button again. (A golden star means it's Favorited.)

In-article navigation

Gone are the days when you had to tap and article, tap back, and tap the next article just to keep reading. Now handy, dandy arrow buttons can be found at the bottom of every article. Tap them and you can move back and forth through all the articles in a given category.

And if that's not fancy or fast enough, we've added a new gesture shortcut as well. Simply swipe horizontally and you can page right through, same as hitting the arrow buttons. Time saver!

Sharing and read-later

We've added an all-new iOS 6 share sheet to the iMore app, and it includes options like sharing via Mail, Twitter, Messages, and Facebook, copy to the clipboard, save to Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability, and open in Safari.

An accounts tab lets you login or logout of Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability right inside the app. It makes it easy to share and save your favorite stories any time, and anywhere, you like!

Video podcasts

Not only have we updated the podcast player to make it even better, and better looking, we've added support for video podcasts. Any of our shows that have video versions will now show up with video as an option. Just choose it and hit the play or download button at the bottom. (Sadly, we haven't been able to get cellular streaming approved, but we want it too so we'll keep trying!)

And, of course, we have all the new podcasts, and podcast art. Snazzy!

Rebuilt for speed

The entire iMore app has been rebuilt. As in new project in Xcode, start fresh rebuilt. That was done for speed. We wanted it to be fast. Screaming fast. We also went all-in on iOS 6. Even the custom pull-to-refresh we had has been replaced with the standard world-of-goo-to-refresh Apple provides.

The article view has also been updated to be edge-to-edge awesome.

That's all thanks to Tammy Caron's coding ninjary, Seth Clifford's pixel-perfect project management, and Nickelfish's overall outstanding-ness.

And to top it all off, the amazingly talented Marc Edwards of Bjango made us a brand new app icon that's beyond even Apple-level gorgeous.

Your turn!

So now it's your turn. We've built it and Apple's put it in the store. We'd love for you to download it and give it a whirl. Make sure you leave a rating and review on iTunes. Anything over 11 stars is fine! Joking! Not really!

And If you find bugs or have additional feature requests (or are wondering why certain things we wanted to do, we couldn't do) head on over to the iMore Forums and let us know!

Have something to say about this story? Share your comments below! Need help with something else? Submit your question!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Introducing the new iMore for iPhone 2.0 app, with comments, landscape, favorites, video podcasts, and more!

38 Comments

When will we get an app for iPads? I prefer to read iMOre on my mini and hate the blown up iphone view.

We're concentrating on making an amazing iPhone app right now, and we still have a few things to do (like notifications). The browser on the iPad is so good, we figured most people would just look at iMore on the web anyway. Hit the forums link above and let us know what features you'd want most in an iPad version!

You guys made an already great app even better. I see why there is no iPad version as i tend to use my browser on my retina iPad or mini. You guys are great keep up the excellent work!

I love the new icons across our networks now. I especially love the icon for the new version of the iMore app. Blue... nomz, favorite color.

The app is now perfect. The podcast, and video cast are great, and just the ability to leave, and reply to comments, well it just does not get any better. Thanks to all who worked hard on this. You did a great job.

Ok, just an idea and I'm shooting from the hip here. How about some type of iMore social network where registerd users can communicate back and forth about articles and products. As of now, you comment on individual articles. This would be a central "chatroom" and/or "messageboard" area for discussion that revolves around topics of interest for iMore readers. Kind of like a built-in Facebook just for iMore. Just my thoughts. iMore 2.0 does rock though!!!!

I'll put it this way. The new app has made me cum more times than my ex. That's why she's my ex. Just kidding, but yeah— I dig the app. Probably... no; decisively, it is the reason I'm here right now looking at the site, as well as molesting the privilege by commenting. For the couple of hours of my life I've just wasted, I both thank you and hate you.

I had the iMore app a while back, and would like to say this is a major overhaul! For some reason, the letter-box on the iPhone 5 drives me nuts! And I sometimes uninstall apps just for that reason, but iMore, you've made it back onto my iPhone. Congrats on the new app, and I wish y'all the best!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been using the app since you released it and I really like it but for the longest time I was not able to post a comment. It felt like I was the only one having this trouble, however, as of today the ability to post is working. This means I will be commenting more so I understand if you get tired of reading what I have to say and take the function away again. ;)

I like it, love the new features especially the commenting and landscape support. But I had trouble posting earlier, and thanks to Chris Oldroyds help, deleting and reinstalling the app solved the issue.

Would love to win one for my fiancé, she needs a new phone for Vegas, going to get married in 4 weeks. She wouldn't let me buy her one cause she doesn't think she will like it!

Is there any type of written summary (show notes, but a bit more detailed maybe) of the iMore podcast?

I am really impressed with the new app! It is the first place I go in the morning! Not sure about the blue icon, beautiful design, but reminds me of when I used to work on a windows machine...everything was that shade of blue...I am afraid that ages me a bit, lol. Nice job everyone. I'm glad things are going well for all of you. Don't change to much though!