Nextgen Reader for Windows 8: the modern interface for RSS feeds

NextGen Reader for Windows 8.1

While there are many options in the internet to curate online content via RSS feed, there are not many good ones designed for Windows 8. However there is one worth mentioning: Nextgen Reader. This is a fast growing RSS reader that uses Feedly service to bring RSS content to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

The app shares many similarities to the Microsoft’s Mail app for Windows 8.1, but of course it was specifically designed to bring your favorite RSS content to your fingertips using a modern interface.

The app also features a quick and easy way to share your favorite content in popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.



  • Safe and secure authentication (using OAuth2).
  • Different themes to choose from including dark and light with multiple color accents.
  • Modern view for your touch-screen device or tablet with portrait support.
  • Standard 3-pane view for devices.
  • Pin multiple live tiles to Start screen from either 3-pane view or modern view.
  • Full keyboard support in 3-pane view (press “?” key).
  • Set default open method per feed: summary, full article or webpage.


Supported architectures

  • x86/x64 (Windows 8.1)
  • ARM (Windows RT 8.1)

The one thing though is that before you can start using Nextgen Reader, you’re require to create a Feedly account, which you will use to add new RSS feeds and Nextgen Reader will use to pull your content.

If you’re are reading about this Windows Store app at the time of the writing, you’ll be happy to know that thanks to a partnership between our neighbor site WindowsObserver and the creators of the Nextgen Reader, the app will be free for Windows 8 users until tomorrow March 11, 2014. Of course there is a Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store, but it cost $1.99.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and