Nextgen Reader free today for Windows 8 and 8.1

Beginning March 10th, Windows Store is offering Nextgen Reader as a free (normally $2.99 USD) download. While Nextgen Reader has been free for Windows Phone, this marks the first time that it will be free for Windows 8/8.1. 

For those not familiar, Nextgen Reader is a beautifully designed RSS reader that works in tandem with Feedly. Nextgen Reader for Windows 8 will include a three pane interface, light / dark themes, customizable color accents for personalization, touch-screen support (portrait and landscape), and will support multiple live tiles. The application will support ARM, x86, and x64 devices. 

A couple months ago this application was chosen by Brad Sams as a must have, and was listed at number two on his list of top five Windows Store applications. As of 8 a.m. PST this promotion has gone live, and should remain free for 24 hours. But, I wouldn't wait until the last minute to download this excellent RSS reader. For those that miss this promotion will be able to download the unlimited trial version at no cost.

Source : WindowsObserver via Nextgen  | Image: Microsoft 

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742 ratings, 422 reviews. That's incredibly low.

I wish MS would publish download and install numbers. But then again that might be a little embarrassing at this point for the Store.

This is easily one of the best apps in Microsoft's stores (Both Windows Phone and Windows), one that I was quite happy to part with my money to support.

No thanks... Until they have other syncing methods, I won't be using this.

I currently use 'Weave' for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone because it has OneDrive sync functionality... no Google account required. :-)

AsherGZ said,
I did the same but it asked me to confirm purchase for $1,99.

Click Confirm, it will then refresh the price to "Free"

ok, i didn't have a Windows Store account, once I set up one it then said the app had been refreshed & changed it to free.

it shows only as a purchase for me, also.

Do you choose to purchase it, though it shows $2.99, & it then switches to free?

Steven P. said,
Same here, I'm in The Netherlands and got it free, so this isn't US only

I went to control panel > clock language region> Region Change Location > Select Netherlands and Showed install on the app instead of buy 2.99 or try. Thanks for country suggestion

Steven P. said,
Same here, I'm in The Netherlands and got it free, so this isn't US only

1,99E for me
You have the store/your account set to US or NL?

NVM looked in WP store, not W store

Sweet. Now Feedly needs to allow you to create an account without a Google account.

Make alternative to Google Reader... require Google Account for signups. *facepalm*

Why does Google stick their nose in Microsoft's business anyways...? does anyone know.. other than they invade everyone privacy..

If you use "Weave" reader app for both Win8.1 and WP8, they have awesome OneDrive sync functionality... no Google account required

scumdogmillionaire said,
Sweet. Now Feedly needs to allow you to create an account without a Google account.

Make alternative to Google Reader... require Google Account for signups. *facepalm*

Seriously--installed and deleted. WTF is this ####? I just want a decent-looking RSS reader that lets me type in the URL to an XML file and be done with it. Why require an account at all?

Oh well, back to the ol' desktop app.

I swear to god when I feel I want to write a Metro app, it'll be an RSS reader. Why is it so hard to find something so simple?

Very nice. I believe I also got this app for free on WP. Although I've never got around to using it properly.