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| September 25, 2013
Umano 3.0 Introduces iOS 7-Inspired Redesign And New Premium Subscription
Umano has just been updated to version 3.0 with a new iOS 7-style interface and a set of features available only via premium subscription. Apparently named after the Italian word for "human," Umano is an innovative app that lets you listen to interesting articles read by real people, i.e., real humans. Released in October last year, it was updated to version 2.0 last April with a new design and new features. And now, it has been redesigned and enhanced with new features yet again with its big 3.0 update. Umano 3.0 features a redesigned interface that, as expected, matches the look and feel of iOS 7, which was launched a week ago. The new interface boasts a flatter design and a new transparent navigation bar, among other iOS 7-inspired elements. It also includes a new menu layout that makes for easier navigation, with support for iOS 7's right-edge swipe for going back to the previous screen. In addition, it comes with a revamped player with quick actions and built-in support for AirPlay. Umano's iOS 7 support also extends to its integration with AirDrop, allowing you to share articles with other iOS 7 users nearby. The newly updated Umano also lets you add articles to your Safari Reading List. Moreover, it's said to use the latest multitasking enhancements in order to automatically receive and download the daily news flash for offline listening. [caption id="attachment_467459" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Umano[/caption] News flash and offline listening are actually part of Umano's new premium subscription, which is introduced in Umano 3.0. Simply called Umano Premium, the premium subscription provides access to the following features:
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later, Umano 3.0 is available now in the App Store for free. Umano Premium is available for $3.99 per month. But all users who have already signed up for Umano prior to this new update are eligible to enjoy 60 days of Umano Premium free of charge. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- News Flash: Get a quick head start in the morning by listening to the latest news headlines
- Offline Listening + Unlimited Playlist: Add as many items you want to your playlist and enjoy them without an internet connection
- Playlist Reordering - Change the order you want the articles to play in your playlist and have items added to the top or bottom of your playlist
- Auto-Playlist Magic - Only have time to listen to Umano for a set period of time? Umano can create a playlist for your time period based on your personalized interests
- Sleep Timer: Enjoy falling asleep to Umano? Never miss an article again by setting a timer for Umano to stop playing
- Custom Jingles: You decide what sound to play before an article starts playing. Choose from our library of jingles.