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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