If you’re a fan of Weave, the popular news aggregator app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, get ready to start checking for updates. Version 8.6.5 should be hitting the Store anywhere between the next few hours and tomorrow. That’s the Windows Phone 8 version and it has some swell additions, making it one of the more visually appealing news readers at your disposal.
Version 8.6.5 is not a major overhaul, but it does finally bring Pocket support (www.getpocket.com). With great apps like Poki or Pouch on Windows Phone, we find ourselves using the Pocket service more and more. With this update, when you hit the Share button, you’ll have Pocket and Instapaper as saving options. We’ve also heard there’s room for “one more” service, so look for that in another update.
Not only can you use Pocket but the app will auto-tag the articles for you based on the category the article was present under. For example, saving an article from our site will give you the tags ‘windows phone’ and ‘wpcentral.com’. We like convenience and that feature fits the bill.
Besides adding Pocket support, the whole Share screen has been redesigned to be more touch friendly. It’s also looks super nice, as you can see in our lede photo. Here are a few other changes with 8.6.5 that are noteworthy:
- Mobilizer view has been re-stylized. Enjoy the beautiful new reading experience!
- Fixed a bug where the app would close when it shouldn't have upon pressing the back button
- General bugs relating to overall app stability have been fixed
- Numerous other bug fixes
Weave has been on Windows Phone since November 2010. You have to give the developers behind the app some credit for sticking with the OS for so long, constantly improving things as the technology changes. While you can add your own RSS feeds to Weave, it launches by letting you choose categories with pre-selected feeds to get you started. It’s a great way to get into news readers and visually speaking, Weave is top notch.
Weave comes in two version: paid or free. The paid version goes for $9.99, which is quite expensive, but if you use it every day, it’s certainly worth it. The free version is ad-supported, but otherwise fully functional. As a bonus though, the free version is ad-free throughout the month.
Pick up all versions, including the Windows 8 below:
- Weave (free/ads) – Windows Phone Store
- Weave ($9.99/no-ads) – Windows Phone Store
- Weave (Windows 8/free) –Windows Store
Note: the 8.6.5 version we discuss in the article is not live yet, though it should be appearing in the next 24 hours. Download the app now and you’ll get an app update for when it arrives to try out the new features!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.