NewsSpot is a popular news reader app available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  It originally was developed as a means to synchronize your Windows Phone with your Google Reader account.  However, since Google killed off that service the developer has turned to other news services to synchronize with.

The app has been updated to version and adds three new sync services along with a few additional tweaks to improve performance.  The update adds a good bit of gusto to what was already an impressive Windows Phone app.

NewsSpot continues to be able to synchronize with NewsBlur but the app now can synchronize with Feedly, The Old Reader and FeedHQ.  All sync services can be used multiple times within NewsSpot.

You still have support for Pocket, Instapaper, Twitter, Facebook, Readability, Delicious, Diigo, and Evernote to share or bookmark your articles.  However, the update enhances the Evernote integration so that more articles appear with full content.


Additional changes with the version 3.2 update include:

  • Adding prefetching to the article list to the Windows Phone 8 version where swiping through the articles will be much faster and more convenient. 
  • Live Tile and Lockscreen support have been added back with support for Windows Phone 7.8 tiles. 
  • Customary under-the-hood performance tweaks and bug fixes.

There is a trial version available for NewsSpot that is ad-supported and lets you synchronize a maximum of two hundred unread and fifty starred articles.  The full version, which will cost you $1.99, will let you synchronize up to one thousand unread or starred articles.

NewsSpot is available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and you can find NewsSpot here in the Windows Phone Store.

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