Twitter and txtr Launch Windows 8 Apps

Twitter has announced the launch of its Windows 8 app, fully tailored to reach Windows highly exacting standards. 

Users can snap Twitter into the corner third or two-thirds of the screen so they can use another app alongside it. Swipe from the right edge in any app on Windows 8 to access the Twitter share charm to share its content or swipe and select the search charm to find an account or see tweets. Live tiles and notifications show no matter which app is running.

Users can also now see landscape views of photos on Twitter and swipe across to see multiple photos in the discover section or another user’s profile.

txtr eBook app

txtr has launched a multi-language Windows 8 eReading app with Adobe digital rights managment suitable for international markets. 

The app enables users in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian to access their personal cloud library, read ePub and PDF eBooks, or visit one of the 17 local eBook stores that txtr operates. The app connects with the txtr cloud reading platform where it syncs books and bookmarks. 

txtr has more than 1m people now using its multi-country, multi-language eReading platform. It will soon add Dutch, Polish and Danish to the app.

The company has also hit the headlines after its awaited $13 eReader has gone on sale in the US… for $70 after a subsiding deal apparently failed to materialise.