Windows 8 app spotlight: Feed Reader

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With the final version of Windows 8 making its way to developers, MSDN/TechNet subscribers, businesses, and OEMs, it’s time to begin taking a look at some of the great apps that you’ll be able to download once you get your hands on Windows 8, be it now or on October 26. The first app to take the spotlight is one that I’ve been using for a few months now: Feed Reader.

Feed Reader for Windows 8 is very similar to Feed Reader for Windows Phone, one of my favorite apps. This RSS reader supports both Google Reader and direct RSS feeds, allowing you to sync your subscriptions across devices and platforms. Our sister site, Anythingbutiphone, interviewed the developer last year. The Windows 8 app doesn’t have quite as many features as the Windows Phone version – like full-fledged Twitter and podcast clients – but it has just about everything you need to keep up on the latest news. It also supports all of the Windows 8 features you’d expect like live tiles, snap mode, and the charms.

The app costs $2.99, but you can always download a free 30-day trial. Unfortunately, you’ll only be able to find it in the Windows Store if you’re running the final build of Windows 8. It’s not compatible with the Consumer and Release Previews. If you’ve already downloaded and installed Windows 8 RTM on your machine, I highly recommend downloading Feed Reader. Look for Pocketables’ full review in the near future.

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Download: Windows Store

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/ Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.

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