CloudSource Reader is yet another RSS app option for Windows 8. There are tons of options, but this one looks well thought out and offers extra features such as related articles and an easy-to-use interface.
Once you download and install CloudSource Reader, you can sync the app with your existing Google Reader account, or sign up for Google Reader. An added layer of security confirms your phone number and gives the app permission to access your Google Reader account.
Once the accounts are synced, the articles will appear. You can scroll through the snippets and choose to open the full article. I think that the articles could be organized a little better for navigation. The titles are at the bottom of the snippet, so when you first look at the list of articles, it looks like the article titles go with the ones below them. There’s also no obvious distinction between articles that have or haven’t been read.
If you tap or right click at the bottom of the screen, there are sorting options: topics, feed, and date. I like that CloudSource includes these sorting options because sometimes I go awhile without reading articles, so I just want to see the ones most relevant at this moment.
Tap or click on an article snippet, and it pulls up a full screen view of that particular article with options to read a summary or web version. Beside that article, there is a list of related articles. Readability is good. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of clutter or obnoxious ads.
CloudSource is a good RSS reader app. A few improvements such as color coding the feeds, and adding clearer navigation would be helpful. At $2.99, this app really needs to stand out among the many other RSS feed apps out there that are free or offered at a lower price.