Web/Chrome: Panda, the news feed that keeps you inspired and informed at the same time, just rolled out an update to its webapp and Chrome extension that adds more general news sources you may want to keep up with, a more customisable layout, and some quick-start templates to get you up and running fast.
The last time we looked at Panda, we praised it for giving you a way to keep up with news sources like Hacker News and Product Hunt at the same time as offering some visual and design inspiration in the form of images from Dribble and Behance. Now the site has added more general news sources like Wired, TechCrunch and Mashable.
It also has a much more customisable layout, ditching the old two-paned static view for two and three-paned views that you can customise from the sidebar, and keyboard shortcuts for those layouts so you can switch between them quickly. As you find articles you like, you can “pandamark” them — or bookmark them — for future reference or to read later.
The video above is a quick rundown of how it works. Once you visit the webapp, or update or install the Chrome extension, you’ll have the option to choose a preset configuration based on your job (choose from Hacker, Front-End Developer, UI/UX Engineer, and a number of others — including “other” or those of us who don’t fit any of them). Hit the link below to give it a try.