Have you heard? Universal Windows apps are the big thing for Windows and Windows Phone users. Today, we have another addition to our bucket of apps. Fedora Reader is a super quick, clean and Modern RSS feed reader from Joshua Grzybowski, the developer of Pouch, a well-received Pocket app for Windows Phone.
Fedora Reader is unlike many other RSS apps in that it looks very Windows 10 with thin fonts and new-style buttons. The app is very lightweight at less than 1 MB on the phone, launches quickly, and is easy to use.
If you do not have any RSS feeds ready, the app has a curated listed in various categories including Business, News, Entertainment, and Technology. Within each category is a predefined RSS feed that you can add. Of course, you can also add your own RSS feeds.
Fedora Reader has an interesting side-bar that swipes in from the left, giving you access to Add new feed, Refresh, Mark all read, Curated Feeds, Settings, and About.
Speaking of settings, you have three different themes to choose from, including Light, Dark, and Time of Day, with the latter dynamically switching between Light and Dark for easier reading.
Within each article, the sidebar changes function, offering access to font size, Share, Favorite, Mark as Read, Open in Browser, and Settings, About. The Share option uses the official Picker in Windows Phone 8.1.
Since Fedora Reader is universal, users can get the same experience on Windows 8.1. Feeds are supposed to sync between the two versions, although so far ours has only synced one way (perhaps we need to give it more time).
Regardless, Fedora Reader is a very nice looking app that should make fans of the Modern design jubilant. More features are planned for the app, so this is just the beginning.
Oh, and both apps are free.
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