TheChive launches 'probably the best app in the world' for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

Unofficial apps are one thing, but we'll always welcome official apps into both the Windows and Windows Phone catalog. Now, we're welcoming theChive, as it launches "probably the best app in the world" for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. It's a universal app – hooray! – is completely free and available to download right now.

TheChive is one of those sites you'll either love or loathe. It's one of the largest photo blogs on the planet showcasing humorous photos, GIFs and videos. And now you can have all of that in your hand, on your tablet or your desktop through the new applications.


Here's what you get:

  • All the latest posts from theCHIVE updated in real time
  • Share your favorites via Facebook, Twitter, Text or Email
  • Browse the most popular galleries
  • Pick your favorite gallery category including art, beautiful, fail, funny, gaming, girls, photobombs, tech and more.
  • Streaming video

It's ad-supported, but it's well designed on both platforms and is smooth and simple to use. Ultimately it's that Chive-y experience you'd get elsewhere but on your Windows device. And the green background is pretty nice!


There's really not a lot to it, after all, it's an app filled with hilarious photos and videos. But we're happy to welcome yet another official app to Windows and Windows Phone. Grab it now at the links below.


Richard Devine
Managing Editor - Tech, Reviews

Richard Devine is a Managing Editor at Windows Central with over a decade of experience. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him steering the site's coverage of all manner of PC hardware and reviews. Find him on Mastodon at