Windows 8.1 App Watch: Newspeye

With the way Microsoft’s modern operating system targets tablet users, it comes as no surprise that news readers are among the most popular apps on the Windows Store.

Intriguingly titled, Newspeye, is a rather unique solution as far as applications of these sorts go. It makes use of keywords and phrases, both positive and negative, to select what news appears on your news feed. A summary of each article is, obviously, provided.

The official description describes it best:

“Forget finding and collecting RSS feeds via Flipboard, Feedly, Google Reader and gReader, simply stay in touch and in charge of the news by combining keywords and phrases to create the perfect news feed. Follow your favorite companies, topics, celebrities or even your website or its competitors.

Keep on the pulse of what’s happening right now with Newspeye, the latest in personalized news. We source the latest news based on your keywords and interests, creating a gallery of news articles collated and summarized just for you.”

This free app gets a lot of things right with its interesting spin on news delivery, particularly the way items are displayed in a wall with bold images. You can even choose your own keywords and phrases to customize what gets delivered.

However, where it lacks is in offering more customization and options.

Some more polish in terms of the user interface would do well here to go with some performance optimizations. A paid version of the app is available that can be yours for $1.99. Supports all versions of Windows, including those made for tablets like Windows RT.

Click here to check out Newspeye on the Windows Store.

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