Flipboard, the popular news app for iPad, today announced big changes as part of its Version 1.6 update. The free app now includes Tumblr and 500px integration as well as new syncing tools.

Like the Zite Personalized Magazine did last month, Flipboard now lets families and friends who share an iPad get their own personalized news information using separate app logins. To do so, users must signup for a free Flipboard account using a link on the first page of the app. This login will also soon be used with the Flipboard for iPhone app, which is expected in the App Store soon. As such, users will be able to sync their account across both iDevices.

Meanwhile, Tumblr and 500px users are now able to access their respective accounts directly from Flipboard. For Tumblr customers, this means opening Your Dashboard and Posts You Like. In addition, your blogs, people you follow and people following you are also available. With 500px, the new photo-sharing service, users may access their photo streams as well as photos from other 500px users.

Flipboard And Tumblr

Flipboard And Tumblr

We at AppAdvice have loved Flipboard since it arrived last year. Today’s update makes it even better. Flipboard is available today in the App Store.