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5 stars out of 5
· 1/22/2016
I still love it even with its Metro I/f

Concise article display, ease of adding custom feeds.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/14/2013
Was my favorite news reader

No longer available? I paid for this app and now I cannot even access it!

3 stars out of 5
· 7/31/2013
Imperfect but great in ways

I've been conflicted but really nothing is perfect. Dev does work hard and things do go wrong both are ture. I hope for it to get much better.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/29/2013
Really like this ... better than FlipBoard

I really like the way this news aggregator works. It has a very clean design and is quite easy to use. I like it very much and it is definitely worth the small investment.

1 stars out of 5
· 6/25/2013
I had this app when it was free,

now the update says $2.99. Boofty

4 stars out of 5
· 5/11/2013
Good news app but needs to add synch features

Really like the news app on Windows 8 and is a good Google Reader replacement but needs to add the ability to would like to be able to synchronize settings and feeds between devices. Would also love to see a Windows Phone 8 version :)

5 stars out of 5
· 5/1/2013
Excellent app

I love it! Best reader app around. I do have 2 complaints. 1 is that that back up is a proprietary sections file. Which means I can't share with someone on another platform. It'd be nice if it was an ompl file. The other is that there's no Windows phone version. Other than that I love this app. If your a news junky, this is the app to have. Its even more awesome that you can back up to skydrive.

1 stars out of 5
· 4/6/2013
Sucks now that twitter is required.

Why the heck do I need twitter just to read the news? I'm uninstalling and going back to news360

5 stars out of 5
· 3/22/2013
Awesome app - now with Twitter Lists!

With the latest update you can create new sections based on Twitter lists. This is great since lots of us have created curated lists with interesting tweps that tweet about a particular topic. I am sure there is a lot more coming in this area, this app is getting more and more interesting. BTW, the developer is really responsive, contact him and give your ideas. I am sure there is more coming!

4 stars out of 5
· 3/20/2013
Feature request - Cloud sync of items read??

By far the best news reader out there. I use Discourse on my Surface and my Win8 laptop. Would love a way to have what's been read sync'd between devices. Like Kindle knows where I left off reading or Onenote syncs pages between devices. If read some articles on my Surface then Discourse on my laptop would also know I've already read those articles.

stars out of 5


  • Full content, news and Twitter reader, using clear presentation for great readability
  • Combine your own custom feeds, including from Twitter, with the large number included
  • Discourse can keep in sync across your PCs by using your SkyDrive
  • 'Topic Sections' use keywords to maintain a set of up-to-date news articles about a particular topic. (Powered by Bing, Google and Yahoo)
  • 'Twitter Sections' use the powerful search and List facilities of Twitter to bring Tweets into Discourse (Twitter account required). Discourse will give you the full readable content of links in many
  • Import your Twitter Lists as Discourse sections right from the main Discourse page - just use the AppBar.
  • Import and Export your RSS and Atom feeds (as OPML files, including those from Google Reader)
  • Share your section definitions and articles with others using the Share Charm
  • No news service accounts or subscriptions are required to use Discourse.

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Version notes

Maintenance Release. New in this update: Bug fixes, feed and performance improvements. In recent updates: 1. Use SkyDrive to automatically keep Discourse in sync across your PCs and to provide an online backup of your sections etc. NOTE: Synchronization happens as sections are refreshed - it is not immediate (you can, of course, manually refresh to sync immediately). 2. Improved Import/Export of OPML. OPML can now be used to import sections as well as feeds. 3. A new "Recent Tiles" section shows the articles recently shown on your live tiles 4. Each column in the columns view now has "hot corners" at the top. - Tap the left corner for save toggling, Tap the right corner for read/unread toggling. 5. Optional in-app browser (enable/disable using settings charm) 6. Share either a link to an article or the full content (just tap the share icon within the article to choose, rather than using the share charm directly) 7. Unread counts now appear in the sections menu 8. Performance and memory improvements and bug fixes. Many thanks to everyone who contacted support@kindredintellect.com - it's the very best way to get the fixes and features you want. Special thanks to Reinhard and Denny.