Free Windows 8 News App: World News! Lite

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World News! Lite is a free Windows 8 News app. And as the app promises it gives you the quickest, essential, and peculiar news stories of the day. The app comes with both short as well as long news items.

The new stories are sharply written, and are packed in only the most interesting details. The app lets you read news by different categories available within the app . The categories are basically 14 different world newspapers. Since this is the lite version of the Windows 8 news app with the same name, therefore at a time the app lets you read only up to 10 news stories from each category. Which I think is sufficient enough to keep yourself updated with the world news.

World News! Lite

If you want to read news on the go then this free Windows 8 News app is the app for you. You can get this free Windows 8 app under the News & Weather category in Windows Store.

Reading news using this free Windows 8 news app:

World News! Lite is a pretty handy news app. The headlines of the news are very much catchy. The news stories are short as well as long according to the need, and are easy to grab. Like mentioned above, the stories contain only the important interesting parts; removing all the boring stuff. The user interface looks good. You’ll find different categories at the left side of the screen. You can use them to filter news stories, so that you can get stories of desired type only.

World News! Lite - categories

The categories included within the app are: ABC News, BBC, CNN, Daily Mail, Fox News, Huffington Post, LA Times, NBC, NY Times, Reuters, Sky News, USA Today, Washington Post, and Yahoo. All you have to do is select a category from the list, and make a right click, then click on Sync button. Once a category gets synced then you’ll get up to 10 news from that source. One good feature of this free Windows 8 News app here is in a way you are filtering the new articles.

World News! Lite - article

Simply click on the news headline and you’ll get the story in the same screen. Showing everything on one single screen not only makes the app faster but also makes it easy to use. The news stories get displayed at the center of the screen.

The app is updated on regular basis. Though there are Ads, but they can be removed by getting the full version of the app. The number of stories of a day at first seems to be less, which is upto 10 news from a category. But the app supports 14 different categories. So, if you do a little math, then the total number of stories a day counts to be more than 100 at least! Which is quite recommendable for a free app.

Follows a screenshot of viewing the RSS link of the ABC News Category within the app.

World News! Lite - ABC category RSS link

Also check out these free Windows 8 news app, we reviewed earlier: Newser and News Bento 

Key features of this free news app for Windows 8:

  • Freely available.
  • Good Windows 8 news app.
  • Good precise news story.
  • Latest up-to-the-minute News.
  • Gathers news from 14 different world newspapers.
  • Supported with Windows 8 Settings Charms and live tiles.
  • Quick and easy to operate.

Final Note:

World News! Lite is a good Windows 8 news app. It’s fast, and easy to use. I liked the fact that they keep the news as crisp as possible. Although some other functionality like Windows 8 search, share, pinning and marking a news story as favorite still needs to be added. All and all, this is a good free Windows 8 news app to try your hands on, and if liked then you can get the full paid version.

If you are a sports fan then you might also like this free ESPN app for Windows 8.

Get World News! Lite here.

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Works With: Windows 8
Free/Paid: Free