Pocketmags has just released a public beta app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, providing a new digital newsstand for the Windows community. With the app downloaded and installed, you're able to purchase single issues and take out subscriptions on a variety of both free and commercial magazines. There are more than 1,000 magazines included in the app, making it appear as a one stop shop for everyone who loves a good read.
Here are just a handful titles included by Pocketmags: Marie Claire, Stuff, Top Gear, BBC Good Food, Outdoor Photography, Attitude, Gay Times, DIVA, Hello!, Four Four Two, Front, Loaded, Airliner World, Slimming World, NME, Woman & Home, and Tamiya Model Magazine. Whether you're on a long haul flight or have a few minutes to spare in a queue, whipping out the Windows Phone or Windows tablet for a seamless reading experience is a cool feature to have at hand.
The development team has done a solid job with the app, which features Live Tiles (all sizes supported!), push notifications, sharing functionality, multi-platform sync (just in case) and gifting activation. Pocketmags is a solid service and we're happy to see an official app be released on the platform. It's a universal app so be sure to catch them both with the links below.