Revamped Mobile App: LinkedIn finally gets it right

I'm not the most prolific LinkedIn user out there, but I'm nonetheless a huge fan of the service. And while I use it less than Twitter or Facebook, I'd actually rather sooner lose Facebook than LinkedIn (but not Twitter!). So I remember being pretty disappointed when I first downloaded the app on my iPhone a few months ago. It sucked.

It sucked enough that I literally never used it, and that's a shame, because LinkedIn already gets less frequent visits than most other social networks out there. But just this week the company launched a thorough redo of the app (version 4.0 for iPhone, also available on Android devices) and at long last, it's LinkedIn done right.

Simplified and streamlined, the layout is much more effective from a navigation perspective. It has four categories—Updates, You, Inbox, and Groups & More. The interface got a facelift too, not that the old one was ugly. And the speed? The app runs slick and smooth as any I've ever used. I never really realized the modest lag some apps experience until the snappiness of LinkedIn's revamp shone.

Considering it's free, downloading this app is a no-brainer for LinkedIn users. And those who already have it, grab the update. You might actually use it for once.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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