There definitely isn’t a shortage of Windows 8 news apps on the Windows Store, but there aren’t too many which can compete with the name and professionalism of Reuters. So, if you own a Windows 8, 8.1 or RT, RT 8.1 device, touch or desktop, you can go ahead and get the app now.
I have been using the app on my Windows 8.1 tablet and am really pleased with its performance and would gladly recommend it to anybody out there. If you have been following Reuters on their web page or by using their other mobile apps, then you will find the same level of quality in the fresh Windows 8 app, as well. It comes with a size of slightly more than 6 megabytes, so it definitely won’t affect your disk space, at all.
The official Reuters app for Windows 8 is available only in English and it comes in two editions for US and UK readers; but, of course, most of its content is tailored for international users. The app is well designed, have a home page section, featuring selected news and top stories. You can choose what kind of stories you’re interested in – Top News, World, Politics, Business, Money, Oddly Enough and others. There’s also a section with the Editor’s choice.
The photos and the videos come with a high-quality, but it might take a while to load them, and that usually depends on your Internet connection. Also, when you will first open the app, it will feel a little bit slugish, but things will improve with the second session. Unlike other news apps for Windows 8 users, the articles are quite rich in pictures and media content. Inside a story, you can change the text style and size, as well as quickly move to the previous, next article and navigate the main categories of the app. If you are interested in some more awesome Windows 8 news apps, have a look at the following:
- RT Russia Today
- Huffington Post
- IBN Live
- ABC News
- Financial Times
- The Economist
- New York Times
- Al Jazeera