This week’s featured app is another universal app that is on both Windows and Windows Phone and for me is the center of all the sharing of links and news that I do each day.
In July 2013, when Google shut down their Google Reader service, I decided to move all of my RSS feeds over to one of the new substitutes that popped up in Reader’s place – Feedly.
Feedly had a solid web based interface and was very flexible but I really wanted to have that service available in an app on my platforms. Luckily, Feedly soon opened up a program that gave app developers early access to an upcoming API and one of the apps that got that access for Windows/Windows Phone was Nextgen Reader.
The developer of Nextgen Reader, Gaurav Kalra, actually built the app for himself initially as he shared when he was recently profiled on the Lumia Conversations blog about his experience developing for the Windows platform. I am glad he shared his work!
Nextgen Reader allows you to share items from your Feedly RSS feeds to all the popular social media sites as well as OneNote and email. For me the OneNote sharing is how I collect items together for my weekly Observed Tech podcast and since it is set as my favorite tool I can do that sharing with one button click.