Kobo has rolled out a new version of its iPhone app which offers new social reading tools. The Kobo eBook reader still lets you download, ourchase, and read books from the Kobo store. But now you can also see real-time updates when your friends share books, quotes, or other data.

You can also receive notifications when friends comment on your own message. Kobo 4.3 also lets you updated your Facebook status from the activity feed, so you can let your Facebook friends know when you start or finish a book or make another milestone.

The update also lets you open URLs linking to web sites from within a book you’re reading.

Kobo 4.3 is available as a free [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id301259483?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”kobo” text=”download from the App Store”].

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...