Home/Microsoft/Inside Windows 8: The Reader Application Microsoft Uncategorized March 29, 2012 Inside Windows 8: The Reader Application The Reader application is found on the Windows 8 Metro interface. When you click on the tile, the following splash screen comes up… It then takes you into the Windows 8 Reader application. Here, you can open PDF files and well…read them 🙂 Share Tweet Pin It You might also like November 5, 2009 Welcome to Windows8Update November 6, 2009 Windows 8 to be released in 2013? NazmusLabs Also want to note that this enables anyone to open PDF documents out of the box. When I first installed Win8, I had not yet installed Adobe reader. However, I had to open a pdf file, and luckily, double-clicking a pdf document opened the file on the reader. I do still need and use adobe reader because this default reader is missing some features I rely on. But this built in reader is important because we no longer have to worry if someone has a PDF reader installed when we send them a pdf file. mazz72 Would be nice if it opened Word docs too.