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5 stars out of 5
· 10/4/2015
Just one thing to add

Would have been a 5 star Just sort the tiles categorized news, tech, etc..

3 stars out of 5
· 9/4/2014
Great App but slow and need more features

Fuse feeds :how I know what I was fused. My library : I can't add groups to organize it. The app slow need more improvement in speed. Need more feed sizes : wide, large, medium and small. Sometime the app is not responded. No update since 2013. I can not backup my library. No notification for new feeds. No option to add feed url from the app browser. Hope to respond to my massage And Thank you

5 stars out of 5
· 5/6/2014
Beautiful app. It needs keyboard navigation.

I wish all Windows 8 apps had this level of design! Excellent work done here. The app is absolutely beautiful and works great. It only needs keyboard navigation

3 stars out of 5
· 1/10/2014
Gorgeous app but crashes too much

Gorgeous app. Makes every website whose RSS feed is imported look absolutely beautiful and for this reason alone I prefer to view them in News Bento instead of Google Reader-like apps. Hint: you can disable the slide cover in settings. The slide cover is pointless and never updates anyhow. One feature I really miss though (that used to exist) was the ability to open up the original web page in IE browser with single click. Edit 6/25/13 & 1/8/13: Crashes too much---more than any other app by far on my Surface RT.

4 stars out of 5
· 12/14/2013
Most flexible news aggregator I have ever used

Including Flipboard, Yahoo's, Google's and many others of the bigger names. The reason for the 4 stars, the is always room for improvement. Some of these are based on using the App from 8inch Windows 8.1 Tablet. Will love the following features and fixes -customizable font size and type -Animated Gifs -More Random formatting for articles when you get into the specific news feed. -Picture centric formatting -Pictures get always cut off in some way when you are in the articles -Be able to move entire sections (like News, Tech etch) into a different order -More social media integration, especially Google plus in my case to share articles with friends and family -Change how to get in to your news feeds from welcome screen -Extend to other platforms and OS (Android, iOS, etch) I thinks that is a lot for now, you have a winner here, the best out there not only for windows but compared to other apps in other OS. If you pay attention to what your customers wants you will far.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/17/2013
perfect app

very good feature of pinning individual subscription to start menu, very well organized !

5 stars out of 5
· 11/3/2013
Latest release much improved - does run on W8.1

I added this to my newly installed Win8.1 Start screen again after losing interest in the previous Win 8.0 version. This release has many new built-in sources. It also seems to treat my few custom RSS feeds better in regard to pulling in more of the story. In general, article horizontal formatting seems more consistent between sources. Clicking the link to read a full article, when needed, now also pops up a more easily dismissed browser window. Some improvements could still be made to keyboard navigation - left / right navigation in article summary mode for example, plus better use of the up / down arrow keys. It would also be nice to see improved 4:3 screen formatting for some modes. See Bing News or any iPad news app. Overall, News Bento now ranks as one of the top 2 or 3 news apps.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/29/2013
Good, but still could improve

Pro Beautiful and powerful user interface, great article layout, fast in-app browser view, easy to add new sources, nice live tile options for groups, nice snap and portrait views, good live-tile options, great performance on Surface, and flexible article viewing options. Con No support for Windows 8.1 flexible snap News Bento is an excellent reader, but isn't my go-to app because it does not support synching with Feedly.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/19/2013
Just Great

I've been using RSS readers for years, and I can't believe how good the news I read on a daily basis look on News Bento. The interface is great and it made me spent more time than usual surfing through all kind of RSS feeds. Setting up your own URL for your favorite RSS can't be easier. I really like this app and how it looks on the new Windows 8 interface, it makes the text really easy to read.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/16/2013
Great - But Missing One Key Windows 8 Feature

AS noted by many below, this is a functional and attractive news reader. The only thing keeping me from giving a 5 star rating is that the app is still missing one key Win 8 feature - syncing my custom feeds (the ones I manually add to the reader) across multiple Win 8 systems. I use the same Microsoft account to log into a Surface RT and a Win 8 desktop. But the feeds I add in one system are not synced across to the other. This feature is easy to add in Win 8, so the team should get cracking.

stars out of 5


  • Personalized news
  • Rich news sources
  • RSS search and custom source
  • Beautiful magazine view
  • Live tile & secondary tile support
  • Optimized for touch, mouse and keyboard

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- Merge multiple feeds into one tile - Stabilization/bug fixes

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