Discourse lets you to keep up with your favorite news sources (including feeds from Twitter lists and searches) in a clear, picture-rich, easy to read newspaper-like format.
Create your own 'Sections' of news, combining one or more of the large number of included feeds, a topic of interest, Twitter searches and lists, or by searching for and adding fully custom feeds of your own.
You'll get great readability of the full content, images too, for the majority of articles right from within Discourse, even for custom and Twitter feeds.
Discourse can automatically keep you in sync across your PCs by saving Sections, Feeds, Saved Stories and Read articles to your SkyDrive if you wish. As sections are refreshed they will be synced.
Discourse doesn't require any subscriptions or news/feed service accounts to work. However if you have a Twitter account you can use it as a news source.
A selection of visual themes are included if you prefer more variety (including Dark, of course).
- Share individual articles into Discourse using the Share charm from other apps so you can read them later. If you have SkyDrive saving enabled they will automatically be synced.
- Support for many audio and video podcasts (those with audio and video enclosures)
- Optimized for great execution on Surface & Windows RT machines
- Pin a live tile to your start screen for sections, including custom sections (Twitter feeds currently not supported for live tiles).
- Import and Export your RSS and Atom feeds (as OPML files) and section definitions (as SECTIONS files). You can also export and import from SkyDrive, just use the picker and choose SkyDrive.
- Search for articles across your sections using the "Search Charm".
- You can also save pages to Discourse's "Saved Stories" section so you can read them later, offline, at your leisure.
- Highly configurable via the settings charm.
- Twitter search required a Twitter account and uses the standard twitter search syntax. Details here:
- Full content, news and Twitter reader, using clear presentation for great readability
- Combine your own custom feeds, including from Twitter, with the large number included
- Discourse can keep in sync across your PCs by using your SkyDrive
- Topic Sections' use keywords to maintain a set of up-to-date news articles about a particular topic. (Powered by Bing, Google and Yahoo)
- Twitter Sections' use the powerful search and List facilities of Twitter to bring Tweets into Discourse (Twitter account required). Discourse will give you the full readable content of links in many
- Import your Twitter Lists as Discourse sections right from the main Discourse page - just use the AppBar.
- Import and Export your RSS and Atom feeds (as OPML files, including those from Google Reader)
- Share your section definitions and articles with others using the Share Charm
- No news service accounts or subscriptions are required to use Discourse.