Just a couple of months after its last major update, here comes a new major update to the universal personalized magazine app Zite.

I say “just” because it’s a considerably short time between updates compared with the gap between Zite’s last update and the one before that.

Zite’s last update came in early December last year, nearly ten months after the preceding update. But it was apparently worth the wait, since it upgraded Zite to version 2.0 with its set of significant improvements. These improvements included a new “Explore” page, an expanded “Your Top Stories,” and an increase of the app’s supported categories from 2,500 to over 40,000.

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These time, Zite’s new update, which brings the app to version 2.1, also delivers quite a few improvements. These include a number of new features, which are enumerated below by the team behind the popular app:

  • History for articles and topics! See a list of articles you’ve read and liked, as well as a full list of your liked topics (just open the Menu and hit ‘Profile’)
  • By popular demand, we’ve brought back swipe left to go to the next topic on iPhone
  • Swipe right in the reader to close it (new on iPad)
  • LinkedIn sharing has returned
  • Google Plus sharing has returned
  • We’ve also significantly expanded Evernote sharing capabilities. You can now pick your notebook, enter tags, and a summary of the article will be saved instead of just the url

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, Zite 2.1 is available now in the App Store for free.

In addition to the aforementioned new features, various tweaks and bug fixes are brought by the new update.

I have to say, though, that my favorite improvement is Zite’s new app icon. Gone is the creepy staring owl icon that was introduced in Zite 2.0. In its stead is the simple typographic icon carried by Zite 2.1.