Lenovo's REACHit search assistant app is shutting down soon

Lenovo announced that its REACHit search assistant app will shut down and become unusable in the near future. Microsoft and Lenovo collaborated on adding Cortana features for Windows 10 to the app.

REACHit offered customers a way to search for photos, videos, documents and music across devices, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, PCs and tablets. The Cortana version launched in beta in mid-2015 and was later expanded to non-Lenovo Windows 10 PCs in early 2016.

While Lenovo's email to customers states that REACHit will shut down on September 12, the company's FAQ page claims that date will happen a bit sooner on August 31. Regardless, the app will no longer be able to access Lenovo's REACHit servers, making it unusable. The FAQ page has instructions on how to delete the app from your PC.

Lenovo didn't offer a specific reason for the shut down of REACHit, with the email stating only that "we now have new priorities on Smart Devices."

Did you use REACHit on your PC and are you disappointed that Lenovo is ending its support for the app so soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks to Bruno for the tip!

John Callaham