Reading List, one of the new apps seen on Windows 8.1 devices received a new update some days ago. Microsoft did not describe the app update in detail. It simply mentioned that the app now includes more bug fixes and performance related improvements on both desktops and tablets. For users unaware, Reading List is an application that allows users to save content they find online for later viewing. The app sports some dedicated options integrated right into the Share charms in Windows 8.1 you can access to open the app and view the content you’ve saved.
The Reading List app is capable of organizing the content you’ve saved in chronological order, displaying titles and images from the content so the things become easier to be found later.
Add Content to Reading List app
When you’ve found an item you want to add to your list, move the mouse cursor to the right edge of the screen, and then choose Share.
Click Reading List. You’ll see a preview of the content.
Tap or click the drop-down menu that says Categorize. Choose a category for the item or create a new category. Click Add.
The item will appear in your list under Today.
If you don’t see Reading List as an option when you open the Share charm, the app or the browser you’re using, doesn’t share to Reading List. You can’t then share content from desktop apps or web browsers in the desktop to Reading List.
Having said that, you can share items to Reading List from many apps from the Windows Store including Modern UI Internet Explorer Modern, if you have it set as your default browser and open it from the Start screen.
Reading List shows your most recently added items first, and older items are shown in a timeline that you can scroll through. Images and titles make the content you’ve added recognizable as you scroll through your list. You can also filter your list by category so that you only see items within a certain category at one time.
Let us know if you have used Reading List and how your experience has been, with it.