NewsSpot for Windows Phone 8 now available


NewsSpot is a Google Reader for your Windows Phone and we were able to get a sneak peak of the Windows Phone 8 version of the news reader. We were pleased with what we saw with NewsSpot and found it to be a capable reader.  The Windows Phone 8 version has cleared certification and is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

For those not familiar with NewsSpot, it has a two-way synchronization for unread and starred articles that only synchronizes what needs to be delivered from your Google Reader account to your Windows Phone. Add article sharing with a ton of sources (Evernote, Instapaper, Pocket, etc.), a nice search engine, offline content and NewsSpot isn't a shabby Google Reader.


The Windows Phone 8 version of NewsSpot adds the multi-sized Live Tile, fast app resume, tap to send via NFC and Lockscreen support to the mix.

There is a trial version of NewsSpot available that has all the features of the paid version but is ad-supported and only syncs a max of 200 unread and 50 starred articles. The full version of NewsSpot supports syncing with up to 1,000 unread or starred articles and is running $1.99.

You can find NewsSpot for Windows Phone 8 here in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, AAA, for the tip!

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bilzkh says:

Nice! As long as Google doesn't decide it to troll and gut WP users for using another one of their services...
(Sorry Daniel, I had to throw that one in).

sHAYM4N says:

Looks nice but prefer to stay out of the google regime. RSS Central for me.

sHAYM4N says:

Metro is perfect for news reading, perhaps its about time MS offered a rival service through SkyDrive.

jtes8 says:

Which is better this or fuse?

arrow22 says:

Bought both, but NewsSpot is much more functional. I love Fuse's quirky nature, and its developer is brilliant, but NewsSpot is simply faster and more usable. You can mark items as read or star them with a simple tap (similar to selecting emails on WP). They have a really dedicated development team too. Highly recommended!

aaa6112 says:

1. I'm loving everything about NewsSpot so far. Its clean looks, customizability, its snappiness, its abundance of sharing options and the responsive dev.

PhoebeRogers says:

I agree with your thoughts, I like it too. The features are great and just work perfectly on my ends. - Michael Courouleau

arrow22 says:

George, you're selling this app short! Best Google Reader app on the platform.. and I've tried most!

jonasancher says:

I must be missing something?
Why won't it auto sync on startup, or change my theme. Its like its never closed? There is something I've missed I'm sure. Thx!