Newser's writers and editors carefully select approximately 45 of the most essential, entertaining, and delightfully quirky news items to cover each day. And at just two paragraphs each, our sharply written stories pack in only the most interesting details—none of the boring stuff—and are quick and easy to digest, especially on the go. And we're pretty to look at, too: our signature grid, reformatted for Windows 8, lets eye-catching photos and short and snappy headlines do the talking, providing a vivid snapshot of the day's news.

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Version notes

Version number:

New in version 1.3 - July 10, 2014: - Updated various third party libraries. - Changed advertising. - Minor bug fixes and improvements. New in version 1.2 - July 10, 2013: - Resolved issue with certain ads not loading. - Added verbiage on the story page image stating the number of images. - Fixed a problem with certain source links not working properly. - Other minor improvements and bug fixes. New in version 1.1 - June 25, 2013: - Added the 'Stories I've Read' feature which optionally shades stories that you've read. - Added the ability to 'flip' through all images on a story or article. - Displayed AP articles in the app rather than in the browser. - Improve error handling including when you are not connected to a network. - Many other minor improvements and bug fixes.


  • Graphic quick view of current headlines
  • Alternate views of the news (by date, popularity, section, importance, etc.)
  • Live tile updates of the number of unread stories
  • Media galleries
  • Social sharing of stories via Facebook, Twitter email and text messages
  • Voting on stories as Brilliant, Hilarious, Intriguing, Depressing, Ridiculous, or Scary
  • Search feature covering years of story archives

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64

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Copyright © 2014, Newser, LLC

Approximate download size
457.39 KB

News & weather

This app can
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

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Platform: PC

Love it!!!

One of the best news apps in the store. I'd like to see notification syncing between the WP app and this one. Also, the adds aren't placed on the best spot within the articles.

2 out of 5 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great way to get the news

The rating system lets you look at the news your in the mood for. If your tired of just seeing the horrible stories going on in the world you can click on hilarious or brilliant rated stories and instantly feel better. great app!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Neat app, some bugs

This app is pretty nice. The design is busy and loud but kinda works for this tabloid-like app. I like this app on my tablet and it makes me feel more up-to-date on current happenings in much less time than other news apps. Great for modern day attention spans! :) Noticeable and distracting bugs caused this app to lose some stars. Biggest problem is that it doesn't seem to scale above 1920x1080, for instance on my desktop. The height gets locked and wastes a ton of screen space, suspending the horizontal scroll bar in the middle of the lower quadrant of my screen.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Generally good, but too many ads

I understand the need to monetize an app, but there are way too many ads in this app. Otherwise, the app does a good job at presenting short news stories. I prefer the Windows Phone experience, even on the smaller screen.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Newser Rocks!!!

I'm a huge fan of Newser, and I love this app! I've been waiting forever, and it's so nice to finally get a Win8 app for the awesome news there. I am going to read more while reading less for sure!




Platform: PC


Love this app- you get exactly what is says and I love it




Platform: PC

Help, please

I can't make it work, either. Would one of you persons who loves it write directions for the rest of us, please? And now I see it wants ME to choose a rating for this site? OK. I'll give it a one as I have no better choice.




Platform: PC

Good App

Good app, but would be nice to see comments left by readers on the desktop version, like you can on the Windows Phone version.




Platform: PC

Not for me. Too many ads

If I wanted this kind of stories, I could rely on Yahoo or Bing home pages. Rescued cats and missing pieces in the Stonehenge mystery are not things I need to keep up with. Littered with too many ads, too little content per screen.




Platform: PC

One of the best WP8 news apps now on Windows 8

If you like news then you need Newser. Pulling the best stories together as they happen.



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