Microsoft’s Reading List app arrives to Windows Phone 8.1

Reading List app for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft makes Reading List app available for download on Windows Phone 8.1 handsets. For those unfamiliar, Reading List was first introduced on Windows 8, and it’s an app super easy to use that allows users to save web page links or apps for later viewing, and now you can do the same thing in your phone.

Reading List for Windows Phone 8.1 shares many of the features found in the Windows 8.1 version, such as the ability to organize and put articles into categories. However the new app for Windows phones includes an improved Home screen that brings an article forward from the list with a big thumbnail, and the Recently viewed section shows the five most recent items launched from the app. 

Like in Windows 8.1, users can pin categories to the Start scree, and if you ever delete an item by accident, you can go to recently deleted section to retrieve it. And there is support for Facebook and OneNote share.


Perhaps the best feature of Reading List is that by using your Microsoft Account, all the content will always sync across your Windows Phone 8.1 handset and Windows 8.1 PCs. This means that if you’re reading an article at work from your phone and you save it, you can pick up the same article in your Windows 8.1 PC later on.

Source Microsoft

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