Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Latest update includes bug fixes and support for the Windows Phone app.


  • Add bookmarks from apps or the web to keep track of things you want to get back to later
  • See your list across your Windows 8.1 PCs and from Windows Phone 8.1
  • Keep your list to the side as you view content you’ve added
  • Easily remove items once you're done with them
  • Search through the items in your reading list to find specific things
  • Each item is shown in a rich display, showing the title, images, a description, and what app it came from
  • Categorize items. You can group together ideas about the next place you want to vacation, articles about finance, or things you want to read for work
  • Filter items easily by category
  • Share a set of items from your list with others
  • Removed an item by mistake? Use the recently deleted section to find it
  • Great for touch, mouse or keyboard

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5 stars out of 5
· 7/23/2016
Thank you for still giving users time with this app

(for PC): While it's a decent bookmarking alternative, I dislike the layout and navigation. I'm disappointed that I can't import it into Edge, but it's understandable considering the circumstances. What I found insulting and misleading was the solution: open each link in Edge, one by one, save. It is the solution but it was poorly executed. Moving on, Importing the links as favorites and then manually/optionally saving it within the browser is clearly a better alternative. Ideally, I'd use Reading List as my default bookmarking as it appears to sync seamlessly. Edge is rather limited at this early stage of development. On that note, backing up and exporting favorites in Edge would be nice. (WP8.1) I like using this app on my phone. One request: Disable saving duplicates, if possible. Thank you. via WP10: When I wiped my PC's hard drive I assumed I'd lose my favorites saved to Edge. I was wrong. Importing Reading List into Edge also changed awhile ago. Thank you very much.

4 stars out of 5
· 6/24/2016
Two different reading lists.

I can "add to" and access reading list from within edge browser settings OR "share" to reading list app. They are two separate and different lists, one inside edge browser and the other an app. But same name and icon?

5 stars out of 5
· 7/13/2016
This is a great way to keep my database of articles

This is essential to me on a daily basis. It just works great!

5 stars out of 5
· 7/2/2016
Great app, so MSFT is killing it to promote Edge

This app works seamlessly across WinPhone8, Windows 8 and Windows 10 desktop and mobile. But Microsoft is trying to shove Edge down our throats by forcing us to use the Edge reading list.. I like Edge, but it is unfinished: no ad blocking (video ads blast away) and few plugins. Plus, they seem to be creating an Apple style walled garden since Edge won't work on Win8.1 or other platforms. I hope they reverse the decision to cancel this app.

5 stars out of 5
· 5/27/2016
Extremely Useful!

One of my most used apps, especially since I do a ton of research, reading, etc.! Love it so much. My only problem is that it tends to crash most of the time while I'm browsing my links. I hope this gets fixed soon!

5 stars out of 5
· 7/1/2016
Love this app

1 request, please just update it to sync with Edge reading list.

1 stars out of 5
· 5/3/2016
Does It Do Anything?

As far as I'm able to tell the app literally does nothing. I save to Reading List in Edge. I Open the reading list app on the same PC, it tells me there's nothing here and also "here's how it's done". I click on here's how it's done and it sends me back to Edge, which shows me what I just did. Save the article 8 more times in Edge, open Reading App and still nothing there, but "here's how it's done". I know there must be a trick I'm missing but I can't find out what it is because Microsoft's documentation is the worst. I am saying that this app *may even work* but *there is no telling if this is so because Microsoft can't or won't tell me how to use it* (no one is stopping them, of course, so I have to assume they won't). Endlessly circular and excruciating, invites comparison to Yahoo.

4 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2016

Nice application, but it would be awesome if the user could share webpages to this app before the page loads in the browser, another use case that the user shares a page to reading list through a hyperlink ex: from tweet

3 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2016
Good But Needs More

The Reading list button on Microsoft Edge does not allow you to add pages with a categories of it and does not sync well.

5 stars out of 5
· 7/8/2016
Best bookmarking app

Microsoft - Please do not abandon this app. I depend on it greatly. ..... why they are pushing use of edge browser... better color options for app background and dark reading theme needed