Most notably, Digg now resembles a Web magazine, minus the flashy bells and whistles that are often found in one.
The new version of the once leading social news website favors a clean and minimalist look. (Frankly, some may find it dull.) Not surprisingly, this basic aesthetic has also been applied to the new Digg for iPhone.
Version 3.0 of Digg for iPhone lets you read stories being shared on Digg in a clean and minimalist mobile-friendly view. (Again, some may find it dull.)
You can open the Top Stories section to see the most talked-about stories or the Upcoming section to see what stories are currently trending.
If you find a story you like, you can share it with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Of course, you can also digg it.
But here’s the thing … For you to be able to digg a story, you need to log in to the app using Facebook. Cue collective booing from the Facebook-averse crowd, myself included.
Facebook login is also required if you want to take advantage of Reading List.
Similar to Facebook’s new save-for-later feature, Digg’s Reading List lets you save stories you want to read later all in one place.
The app also promises full support for offline reading and geofencing.
The latter, which Digg refers to as “Paperboy,” lets you set your home location so that the app automatically gets updated every time you leave home. Instapaper introduced a feature similar to this a couple of months ago.
Digg or bury?