Microsoft's Reader app for Windows 8 receives update, features improvements to handwriting

Reader app

Microsoft's very own Reader app for Windows 8 and Windows RT has received an update, adding a few new features to the app. For those that didn't know, Microsoft's Reader is an alternative to the Adobe Reader Touch app and can view PDF or XPS files.

"Open your PDF and XPS files with the Reader app. Zoom, find words or phrases, take notes, save your changes, and then print or share files," the app description reads. In this update, Microsoft had added improvements to handwriting, when using digital ink. Microsoft has also increased stability and improved performance with the app. Microsoft has also added a print option to the app commands.

Microsoft hasn't offered much detail just yet on the updates to the Reader app, so hit the download link below and check it out for yourself. Let us know in the comments below if you notice anything new. The app already has over four thousand reviews and is free for download!