Nextgen Reader, the Feedly driven news and RSS app, has received a minor update today, bringing stability improvements along with a handful of new features. I’ve been using Nextgen Reader since 2011 (Yes, it has been around that long) and I recently wrote a review of it outlining why I think it is the best Feedly/RSS reader available for Windows Phone. At $2.99 for this universal app for Windows and Windows Phone, it’s well worth the price of admission. This latest update, version 188.8.131.52 for those keeping score at home, brings mostly stability improvements but also a new personalization features as well.
Note that as of the time of this post that the Windows Phone version of the app had been updated and is available in the Windows Phone Store. The Windows part of this universal app has not been updated yet but I expect that to happen today. Regardless, if you buy it for either device, you get its counterpart free as part of the license.
The first noticeable change you will see with this update of Nextgen Reader is your profile picture from Feedly on the main page. If you haven’t setup a profile picture on Feedly then it will show the
default app logo instead. Also, if you don’t want to show your profile picture, there is a built-in mechanism to turn this off in Settings>General within the app.
Aside from this new visual treat, the update addresses some general bug issues and other performance enhancements. Having been testing this update since last night, the app certainly feels faster on synchronizations of my Feedly content but I cannot scientifically measure it either.