Free Windows 8 News App: StartupNews

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StartupNews is a free Windows 8 news app that allows you to view and read a lot of news items from various websites like Techcrunch, YCombinator, etc. The app itself has a very neat and uncluttered interface, offering tiled view of various news items neatly sorted according to category. Clicking on each news item will take you to the corresponding news article, which opens up in a full screen view. At the end of every article, there is also a link, which allows you to view the article on its source website.

Bonus features include the option of live tile support, docked view support for multitasking, and absolutely clean interface which allows for a great reading experience. You should definitely check out this app, if you’re an avid news reader.

StartupNews is available for free under the New & Weather category in Windows Store.

StartupNews - Windows 8 News App

How to use this free Windows 8 News App?

Using the app is as simple as anything can ever get. When the app is installed, simply fire it up and you will be presented with a large list of categorically sorted out news item tiles as shown in the screenshot displayed below.

StartupNews - Windows 8 News App - Main Screen

As you can see, you are immediately presented with neat and tiled icons of available news items. Each tile is beautifully designed with an image of the person/people/business that the article maybe/is concerned with. Opening up the article is as simple as clicking on the tile corresponding to it. As soon as you click on the tile corresponding to the news item, it opens up almost immediately, but your speed of an article opening up may vary depending on your internet connection speed.

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StartupNews - Windows 8 News App - Article View

You can click on the Read full story at the end of each article to open up the article in the website that it was taken from. At any time, the back arrow button at the top left corner of the screen can be clicked to arrive at the home screen of the app.

Features that I like…

  • Neat, categorized, and tiled interface with images displayed as the tile icons.
  • Docked view support is available, in lieu of supporting multitasking.
  • The interface is very optimized.
  • Article load up is almost instantaneous.
  • Each article contains links at the end allowing you to open the article in the source website.

Do remember that this is not the only news app around in the Windows Store. You can also check out other news apps like News Bento.

The Verdict…

StartupNews is a great Windows 8 news app for reading news articles concerning various issues and covering various topics. Covering various topics, right from technology, to businesses, the app covers a great deal of topics, and is definitely worth looking into.

Get StartupNews for your Windows 8 device.

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Works With: Windows 8
Free/Paid: Free